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Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology

1299 Bryant Ave, Mt. View, CA 94040 T 650-940-4650 x0090
2 Required Classes: English and Digital Media 3rd/Elective Class:  + Animation or Design or Film

Policies and other information
about Freestyle Academy and our classes

Freestyle Academy Normal Schedule
AM Session

9:30 am to 12:00 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 10:05 AM - 11:35 AM

PM Session

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

More about our alternating Thursday schedule

 

Grades
Works % of grade Examples Late
Policy
Prep
30% Smaller assignments designed to improve final Project or Production (e.g. Homework, exercises) Varies per class
Productions
70% Major assignments in each class (e.g. final cut films, printed art work, websites, music, revised writings) Varies per class

 

Freestyle Policies/Info for all classes
Classes - all students take 3 classes

Class #1 - All students must take "English":

English 3 / English 3 Honors (for Juniors)*
*Note: for MVHS Juniors, English appears as "American Literature" and "American Literature Honors"

English 4 / English 4 Honors (for Seniors)

Class #2 - All students must take "Digital Media":

Digital Media Production

Class #3 - Students can choose "Animation":

Animation

Class #3- Students can choose "Design":

Digital Photography + Graphic Design

Class #3 - Students can choose "Film":

Digital Film Production

 

Expected School-wide Learning Results:

21st CENTURY SKILLS

To prepare students to live, learn, and work successfully in today's knowledge-based digital society, our emphasis at Freestyle will be on developing:

What Is Expected From The Student

Assessment and Grading:

Quarter grades will be determined on the basis of performance on projects and classwork.

*Please note: Only semester grades appear on transcripts.

For a breakdown of grading and late policies, see the English Syllabus:

Grade Book Update Policy:

Grades may be viewed 24/7 through individual online accounts Aeries/SIS.

Daily Assignments:

Daily assignments are determined by tasks needed to achieve project goals. Students are responsible to check assigned tasks and project goals on Canvas and work toward achieving those tasks and goals.

Attendance:

Attendance will be taken each day, each class period. Attendance will be documented if the student was present or not in a synchronous class. For asynchronous attendance, teachers can use assessment submissions, ask a content-related question on Canvas to see which students are checking in online, or another method that proves that a student has completed some work or “logged into” the class. Note: Students may receive a failing grade "F" in a class where they accumulate 15 or more unexcused absences.

Make Up Work

Absent students are allotted the same number of absent class days to complete assignments. If a student is absent for extended periods of time, it is the student's responsibility to consult with instructor for make-up work.

Distance Learning Zoom Norms

Classroom Rules:

Because of the various expensive equipment provided for each student, no eating, drinking and chewing gum will be strictly enforced. Students not in their seats when class begins will receive a tardy. Cheating on any assignment or evaluation will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating will be given a zero for the item and will be subject to further disciplinary action.