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    Independent Living

    Mrs. Debra Sharp




     Course Description:

    Students in Independent Living build life skills focusing on establishing positive relationships, balancing work and family life, investigating careers, making responsible consumer choices, applying nutrition and wellness knowledge, and studying child development and parenting.


    Career Cluster: Human Services Pathway

     Occupations Consumer Services - Consumer Advocate Debt Counselor

    Counseling and Mental Health Services - Social and Human Service Assistant Volunteer Coordinator


    Materials: Students are expected to bring the following materials to class every day:

    Ø  Chromebook (with charger) we will be working in Canvas

    Ø  Three-ring binder (I have binder if you need one.)

    Ø  Notebook paper

    Ø  Writing utensils (pencils, blue or black pens, at least one highlighter.)

    Ø  face mask

    Ø  Textbook – Preparing for Life & Career (Will remain in the classroom)



    All work is graded on a scale of points possible.  Course grade will be based on the following:

    ·         Major Grades (50%):  includes tests & projects (50-100 points each)

    ·         Minor Grades (40%): includes class work,  (50-400  points per assignment)

    ·         Participation (10%): includes homework  (10-40 points per assignment)

    The Augusta County Public Schools grading scale will be used and can be accessed on the ACPS web page.


    Final Exam: To Be Announced based on county policy and adjustments due to COVID-19


     Every assignment is important; therefore, it is a student’s responsibility to attempt each assignment given.  Unless otherwise noted,

    all assignments will be submitted via Canvas with a 6:00 pm Sunday due date.


    Missing/Late Work Policy and Incomplete Grade:

    ·         any assignment not submitted will receive a “missing” for that assignment

    ·         the “missing” will remain until the assignment is completed

    ·         there will be no penalty for late work

    ·         when submitting late work, please email Mrs. Sharp with the following information:

    o    which assignment you are submitting

    o    why the assignment is late (please be honest! )

    ·         for credit, late assignment MUST be submitted by 3:16 PM on the Friday prior to progress reports being distributed or the end of the nine weeks; after that cut-off, any missing work will result in a zero

    ·         distance learners attendance will be based off of work completion each week

       An incomplete is assigned if the student is missing any major assignment or 25 percent or more of the total assigned grades.


    Mask and Social Distancing

    All students must wear a mask during school.  If you do not have a mask or have forgotten yours at home there will be mask available as you enter the building. 

    The link to the ACPS mask page is   https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox?projector=1.

    Please take a moment to read though this document to ensure you have the right mask.


    As a student of Mrs. Sharp’s class, I have read, understand, and agree to the rules and expectations set by this syllabus and the rules set by the school handbook.  I will do my best to turn in assignments on time and will consult with Mrs. Sharp about any issues I may have as soon as possible


    Student Name: ______________________________________________________________


    Student Signature: ___________________________________________________________  Date: ________


    Parents, please feel free to contact me via email or phone for any comments or concerns throughout the semester.  I would also like to be able to contact you via email or phone in regard to any issues or exceptional performance of your child.


    Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________________________


    Parent Signature: ___________________________________________________________ Date: ________



     FCCLA – Family Career & Community Leaders of America

    FCCLA members will strengthen skills, forge friendships, and make a positive difference in today's world through participation in Competitive Events, serving in leadership positions, attending conferences across the nation, networking with youth leaders, and attaining essential college- and career-ready skills. RHS has a very active FCCLA chapter and has a long history of local community service, competing at the state and national level and traveling. 

    Please see Mrs. Sharp to join this amazing club.


     Kipper, Leta / FCCLA




    The Augusta County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or gender in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:                        

                Title IX Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                      Section 504 Coordinator

               Miranda Ball                                                                                                                                                                                  Douglas W. Shifflett, Jr., Ed.D.

               Director of Personnel                                                                                                                                                                     DeputySuperintendent

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