General Course Information

Instructor:                  Mr. Wash Cooper

Office:                         901-873-8100

School Hours:           6:40am - 2:00pm

Planning period:        Block 4A 12:25 pm
 – 2:00 pm

Classroom:                   Annex Room 505

Phone:                         901-873-8100

E-mail:                         wcooper@millingtonschools.org

Web site:                     http://mchs.millingtonschools.org               

Courses and Textbooks:
- Computer Science Foundations: Discovering Computers, Complete, Shelly Cashman
- Computer Systems: Computers, Understanding Technology, Floyd Fuller, Brian Larson, Lisa A. Bucki

Cabling & Inter-networking:  Networking Fundamentals, Second Edition, Richard M. Roberts

Grading and Evaluation Criteria

30% of the grade is based on lab projects. Projects will be graded in accordance to the state mandated CTE rubric. Students will be given a copy of the rubric to assist them in completing their projects.

10% of the grade is based on quizzes. Quizzes are announced one day in advance and may vary from three to five questions that may be in any format.

20% of the grade is based on Tests. Tests are announced a week in advance and may be in any format; multiple choice, true/false, summary. 

30% of the grade is based on the Cisco Networking Academy Online course. Students are asked to maintain continuous self-pace progress and complete various end-of-chapter activities, quizzes, tests, and projects.

10% of the grade will be from home work/bellwork.

Progress Reports: Computer printout progress reports will be given to each student approximately every four weeks.

Computer Usage:  Students must have a written Student Agreement & Parent/Guardian Permission Form on file at the library to access the Internet.  It is imperative that students who have not completed this form do so immediately as computer and Internet usage is an integral part of the coursework for this class.

Parent Conference Procedure:  Parent conferences and inquiries are welcomed.  You may reach me at the number listed on the Web Site or by email. Should the need arise to schedule a conference; you can do so by contacting the subject area counselor.

Make-up Policy: Students will have one day for each excused day absent to make up work.  Because much of the work in this class must be completed in class, I will have to stay after school for students to make up work. Should students miss school on days when new or graded concepts are covered, they should make an appointment with me to stay after school.

Course Format: Students will develop skills through a variety of methodologies including: 

A.  Lecture                             C Simulations                    E. Technology
B.  Demonstrations                  D.  Practice                         F. Class Discussion


Class Room Procedures

  •   Quietly proceed to your assigned seats and begin bell work
  •   Remain in your assigned seats at all times
  •   All work will be turned into the appropriate box
  •   Clean your area before leaving and take your belongings
  •   Exit quietly after dismissal

Class Room Rules

  • When the instructor is talking, all your attention is on the instructor
  • Come to class on time and prepared (start as directed)
  • No drinks and food, permitted
  • No use of electronic devices
  • Conduct yourself properly at all times (attitude, speaking, mannerism) 

 Consequences

First offense = Verbal Warning
Second offense = Conference with student
Third offense = Call to parents 
Fourth offense = office referral
Severe disruptions = Student sent immediately to the office