|Regular Class |||Project Menu |||Portfolios |||Z Credit |||Z Credit Sheet |||Z Credit Form|
Students are required to complete fifteen  projects from the Project Menu and/or introduced by the teacher each quarter. These projects are done sequentially and each is worth 10 points when completed.
In a Focus Area projects are clustered within the context of a Focus Area Topic. Focus Area Topics are drawn from school content areas such as history, science, literature, art, mathematics and computer science. See the teacher for possible Focus Area Topics. Once a Focus Are Topic has been completed, each Focus Area Team member will be assigned a grade of 1 to 100 points, depending on the number of projects involved, the quality of the work presented and the participation rating of that member of the Focus Area Team.
Whether you are working solo or in a student cooperative group, your participation in your project or in your focus area will be given a rating of 10 to 0. That rating will then be averaged with your preliminary project grade to calculate your actual project grade. For example, if you earn 10 points for a preliminary project grade and your participation rating is 4, your actual project grade will be 7.
preliminary project grade = 10
participation rating = 4
Therefore, (10+4)/2 = 7 = actual project grade.
Portfolios A portfolio is required to earn an "A" in the class. A portfolio may earn a total of 25 points, as follows:
Everyone is required to keep a daily journal of class work. Your journal is due at the end of each quarter, and it is worth 25 points.
Z CREDIT WORK
Students may earn Z Credit grade sheets 10 [ten] of which may substitute for a project grade. Each Z Credit grade sheet is worth 1 [one] Z Credit point, unless otherwise indicated.
Grade sheets are given for each project and for Z Credit. DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY. They are your proof that you have completed an assignment. Keep them in your portfolio..
GO SOLO OR WORK WITH OTHERS
A student may work solo or in a student cooperative group to complete projects, Focus Area work, daily journals, Z Credit work, and portfolios.