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Please find your Google Classroom for your class at the bottom of this page to find any information not contained in this section.


Absent - Please check Google Classroom and your class page on this website to see what we worked on in class, what was assigned, and what may be due for that day.


Late Work – The 7th Grade Late Work Policy is as follows:

          • 1 - 4 days late = 10% off per day the work is late
          • 5 days late = 1/2 credit
          • An "Amnesty Day" will be offered once per quarter for all other late work.

Grading - Scholars will be evaluated on the following criteria within each quarter:

Practice: 40%

Assessments: 40%

Projects: 20%

Semester Grades - Scholar’s semester grades will be calculated as follows:

Quarter 1(3)          – 40%

Quarter 2(4)          – 40%

Semester Final       – 20%


Cell Phones:  Cell phones can be a great tool in the classroom, however, they can also be a great distraction and can be misused.  Therefore, cell phones will remain in your back packs (may not be in pockets) without the express permission of Mr. Tharinger  Any violation will result in the cell phone being confiscated for the duration of the class (first offense) with a warning to the student. A second offense will result in confiscation until the end of the day, with an email to the parent/guardian.  Further violations will follow the school discipline matrix.


Group Work:  During the course of the year, scholars will work in groups.  This means that you are expected to work with other scholars, bring materials, and complete your portion of the project in a timely manner. YOU should strive to help the group complete projects on time to the best of the group’s ability.  If you are having difficulty with a group member, or you are having difficulty, YOU are expected to discuss this privately with Mr. Tharinger as soon as the difficulty begins. We will work together to resolve the difficulty and if needed, other solutions will be implemented.


Math Book:  Each scholar will have a math book to work with in the learning space but due to limited resources they cannot be brought home for any reason. However, there is a wonderful online version of the book located at This online version of the book includes items for review like practice quizzes and tests along with vocabulary. Please make use of these tools. The 6th grade math book online version can be found at


Computer Usage:  You will have a computer assigned to you.  It is YOUR responsibility to handle this computer with care.  If you notice any damage to the computer, fill out a “Computer Misuse” form.  This will ensure you are not blamed for another person’s damage to the computer.  See the ASK Student Handbook for computer usage rules.  Violations may result in loss of computer privileges. 


Homework Load: The seventh grade Project Managers have worked together on how/when we will assign homework. Here is what you can expect during the school year. Of course, as we move through the school year we may need to add to, or take-away from this schedule. In ALL of our classes – any unfinished classwork becomes homework.

        • English/Language Arts: Wednesday
        • Science: As dictated by project(s)/tests
        • Math: 1 to 2 assignments per week
        • Social Studies: As dictated by project(s)/tests
        • Electives: As needed