Welcome to New Mexico History
I am Jessica Gallegos, the 7th New Mexico History Project Manager. I am a native New Mexican, born and raised, who has always had a passion and appreciation for this great state we live in. I joined The ASK Academy as a new project manager for the 2021-2022 year, however I am not new to teaching. I have taught previously at an Albuquerque charter school, and bring with me some incredible experiences but more importantly I am ready and excited to have new ones at here at The ASK Academy. My teaching philosophy is circled around a more quality versus quantity approach. So The ASK Academy’s focus on Project-Based Learning highlights this philosophy in the best way since scholars have the opportunities to have input in deciding what they work on for their project(s), plan their own project and solve problems they encounter while working on their project. This means that I strive to provide scholars with examples and content objectives that allow them to explore and evaluate the history, geography, culture, government and the economy of the state of New Mexico for themselves.
I believe teaching is a process of learning from scholars, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies. Over time, my educational philosophy may change, and that's okay. That just means that I have grown and learned new things. I look forward to this year with your scholars!
Fundamental Connections Message
7th grade NM History Syllabus
Dress Code and Attendance
July 26, 2022
ASK Academy Community,
We wanted to address and review some common procedures that all scholars are required to meet at the Academy. We are vigilant in keeping our scholars and community members safe when on campus. Part of that is enforcing the DRESS CODE and ATTENDANCE policies listed in the HANDBOOK.
DRESS CODE and UNIFORMS
High School and Middle School Principals will do random Uniform Checks throughout the school year. Please Refer to page 42 of the Scholar and Parent Handbook for complete Uniform Expectations.
Freedom of expression, good judgment, respect for others, and safety are the foundations of The ASK Academy's approach towards scholar dress. The Academy requires that all scholars wear a prescribed uniform. Our “Dress for Success” Uniform Policy is meant to improve the learning environment and train scholars to see the importance of making a good first impression to professionals in the fields and careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This uniform policy is mandatory for all scholars. The uniform also serves as an identifier of who should and who should not be on Academy grounds. Clothing and accessories must be safe and non-distracting or disruptive to the educational program.
The following guidelines will be observed: Tops (Shirts) – All scholars must wear an ASK polo shirt, with the ASK logo, purchased from an approved ASK vendor. The color of the ASK polo shirt identifies the scholar with their selected career pathway.
Polo shirts will not be overly baggy, nor exceedingly tight. Shoulder seams must be at the shoulders, and shirts cannot hang down below mid-thigh level.
Middle School – Red or Light Blue
High School – Biomedical Sciences – Dark Green or Purple
Engineering and Design – Royal Blue or Burgundy
Allowable pants/slacks of solid color (khaki or black) and should meet our uniform expectations. They should be of a non-stretch, khaki or similar material. No shorts, skorts, skirts, cargo pants (pants with many pockets) are allowed. No excessive “sagging” is allowed. The inseam of pants must be where legs and torso join. Excessively tight pants such as spandex, yoga pants, leggings, joggers or other non-uniform fabrics are not allowed.
Shorts along with open toe-shoes are not allowed due to safety concerns with labs across all grades.
Procedure for Uniform Violations:
-Students will be sent to front office by Project Manager or Administration.
-Front Office Staff will contact parents of scholar.
-Students will have the option to have parent bring uniform or will be allowed to look through closet and allowed to borrow a uniform.
-Student will be sent back to class.
After the third uniform violation the scholar will receive lunch detention.
For security, the campus gate will not open until 7:30 am (when staff is onsite) and will close at 8:00 am. If you arrive after the gate has closed, you will need to press the green alarm button to call the office to request access. Once in the gate, all parents will be required to enter the building and sign in their scholars if late. Scholars will not be allowed to sign in without a parent or guardian.
All scholars are required to be in class by 8:00. If a scholar arrives anytime after 8:00 they will be considered tardy.
Scholars will receive lunch detention if three tardies are reached.
Please contact The ASK Academy at [email protected] or 505-891-0757 to notify us of your scholar’s absence.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
ASK ACADEMY LEADERSHIP TEAM
Dr. Richard Best
Mr. Ed Garcia
Mr. John Keelin
Grading and Late Work Policy
Taken directly from NM History Syllabi
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION:
Breakdown of Quarter Grades:
Evaluation Criteria Percent of Grade
Homework/Current Events 10%
Assessments/Unit tests/Quizzes 40%
Breakdown of Semester Grades - Scholar’s semester grades will be calculated as follows:
Quarter 1 – 40% Quarter 2 – 40% Semester Final – 20%
Quarter 3 - 40% Quarter 4- 40% Semester Final - 20%
GRADING SCALE: The grading scale will follow the ASK Academy standards:
A+ = 96-100 %
A = 90-95 %
B = 80-89 %
C = 70-79 %
N/C (No credit) = Below 70 %