TABLE OF CONTENTS
Synchronous Learning: Students will have opportunities to learn at the same time the teacher is instructing. This will be on a schedule and will be recorded for students to watch later. If students are able to attend live, they should. If they are not able to attend live, they should watch the recording later. In each course, students will have at least two (2) scheduled synchronous learning sessions per week. The sessions will be 30 minutes each.
Asynchronous Learning: Students will have opportunities to learn on their own time independently. This will take the form of completing assigned readings, writing assignments, and projects. Students should expect to spend at least three (3) hours on asynchronous learning each week in every course. In advanced courses such as Honors, Advanced Placement, and Concurrent Enrollment courses, students may need to spend additional time on asynchronous learning activities each week in order to understand the material and fulfill the course requirements.
In-person Learning: To enhance the virtual learning experience, students will have opportunities to attend in-person, supplemental learning sessions on Campus. Our campuses are located at Majestic Elementary School and Hidden Valley Middle School. This may include studio or lab time, small and large group activities, and individual sessions with instructors. Students may also arrange group study times to work with their peers in person.
Students will be considered “virtually present” if they meet a minimum criteria for participation. There are a variety of measures that may be used to determine if a student participated including, but not limited to:
1) evidence that validates student learning,
2) evidence that validates student participation,
3) evidence that validates student communication, or
4) duration/frequency minimums for student participation.
Students who have failed to meet the minimum criteria for “virtually present” will be marked as absent for the entire week. Attendance will be taken each week on Fridays for the instructional week. The instructional week runs from Friday to thru the following Thursday.
According to policy, Students who do not meet minimum attendance for 10 consecutive school days “shall be removed from district membership in the SIS, unless the student has a valid excuse under UCA 53G-6-201(9).”
Students who are more engaged in their courses are typically more successful academically. Students are expected to be actively engaged in every course, every week. Teachers will evaluate students' engagement each week using multiple measures of student engagement. The 4 areas of engagement which will be evaluated each week are listed below. In each course, students will submit an engagement assignment each week which will make up 5% of their course grade.
Students are expected to access their courses each week.
Students are expected to submit assignments in each course each week and keep up with the due dates.
Students are expected to communicate with their teachers when they have questions and participate in class discussions.
Participation in Live Sessions
Students are expected to attend all live sessions when they are able.
In each course, the curriculum is designed to include the following competencies.
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STUDENT ADVISORY COURSE
Students enrolled at Kings Peak High School will be enrolled in an Advisory course. Each of our teachers will be assigned to teach an Advisory course and hold a live Zoom session from 10-10:30 AM each Friday. This course will be for students and teachers to communicate on topics other than subject matter specific topics. These topics could include study skills, goal setting, stress management, help-seeking behaviors, school announcements, and college planning. This is a Pass/Fail course, and students will receive .25 elective credit at the end of the year upon passing the course.
All courses will use a common grade scale and category weighting.
Assignments in courses are meant for students to complete as they learn concepts and develop skills. Completing assignments in a timely manner will ensure students are on track for successful completion of courses. Assignments will comprise 15% of the course grade.
Assessments will be used for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Assessments will comprise 80% of the course grade.
Students are expected to be actively engaged in their courses each week. Students will demonstrate activity each week by submitting an engagement assignment in each course. This assignment may only be completed within the week it is assigned. The combination of all engagement assignments will be 5% of the final grade in the course.
Each course will have a final exam each quarter which will be included in the assessment category.
Letter Grade Scale
Letter Grade Low Percent High Percent
A 92.5% to 100%
A- 89.5% to < 92.5%
B+ 86.5% to < 89.5%
B 83.5% to < 86.5%
B- 79.5% to < 83.5%
C+ 76.5% to < 79.5%
C 73.5% to < 76.5%
C- 69.5% to < 73.5%
D+ 66.5% to < 69.5%
D 63.5% to < 66.5%
D- 59.5% to < 63.5%
F 00.0% to < 59.5%
Assignments and assessments will utilize rubrics which will define the success criteria. Teachers will evaluate student work using a 1-4 scale.
REVISION OF GRADES
Once grades have been submitted by the teacher at the end of the term, revisions may only be made if there are inaccuracies which resulted in a lower grade being reported. The following guidelines should be followed.
STUDENT SCHEDULE AND SCHEDULE CHANGES
Following the USBE guidelines, students at Kings Peak High School will be able to graduate with 24 credits.
English Language Arts - 4.0 Credits
Language Arts 9
Language Arts 10
Language Arts 11
Language Arts 12
Mathematics - 3.0 Credits
2.0 Foundation/Core credits
1.0 Additional Foundation/Core or Advanced Applied, or Foundation (AAF) Credit
Science - 3.0 Credits
2.0 credits from 2 Foundation/Core areas; Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
1.0 credit Additional Foundation/Core or Advanced Applied, or Foundation (AAF) credit
Social Studies - 3.5 Credits
1.0 World Geography
1.0 World History
1.0 US History
0.5 US Government and Citizenship
In addition to the credit requirements, students must pass a U.S. Civics Test (normally taken in 8th grade). If students do not pass the first time, they may retake the test as many times as needed to pass the test.
Health and Physical Education - 2.0 Credits
0.5 Participation Skills and Techniques
0.5 Fitness for Life
0.5 Individualized Lifetime Activities
Fine Arts - 1.5 Credits
Career & Technical Education - 1.0 Credits
Digital Studies - 0.5 Credits
Financial Literacy - 0.5 Credits
Elective Courses - 5.0 Credits
Students should communicate with their teachers regularly to get answers to questions and to increase understanding of academic concepts. Teachers will be the first contact for student support, and are willing to help. Teachers are reachable by email, phone, through video conferencing, and in-person. Teachers will respond as quickly as possible to parent and student communications. Typically, teachers will be able to respond by the end of the next school day. Teachers, parents, and students have a responsibility to maintain a high level of civility in all communications.
Our school follows the same calendar as the other high schools in Jordan School District. https://planning.jordandistrict.org/calendars/.
In addition, we will publish events on a calendar that can be accessed on our school website. https://kingspeak.jordandistrict.org/community-calendar/
There will be two scheduled opportunities for parents and teachers to meet. These will occur once in the fall and once in the spring. In addition to these two scheduled parent-teacher conferences, we encourage parents and teachers to build positive working relationships to meet the academic goals for students throughout the year. To do this, we encourage parents and teachers to communicate frequently. Parents should not feel they need to wait until parent-teacher conferences to discuss the needs of their students. Teachers are available to schedule individual conferences throughout the year using Zoom.
We encourage students to work on campus as often as they are able. When students come to work on campus, they will need to check in when they arrive, and check out when they leave.
VISITORS AND YOUNG CHILDREN ON CAMPUS
Only students who are currently enrolled in courses will be permitted to work on campus. Young children should not be brought to campus by their older siblings to work on campus. All visitors will check in at the office.
DISCIPLINE OF STUDENTS
The Administration shall take appropriate disciplinary action when students engage in activities both on and off campus which disrupt the educational environment, threaten or harm persons or property, or disrupt school activities.
Several technology tools will be utilized to create the learning technology ecosystem. Below is a brief description of the technologies that will be common in all courses. Students will need to become fluent in the use of each.
Canvas is the official learning management system for the school. All instruction and submission of assignments or quizzes should be completed using Canvas.
Skyward is the student information system. All official records including grades will be kept and communicated through Skyward.
Students will use Google Tools in all of their courses. This includes their student email address and Drive.
Nearpod is an interactive presentation tool that will be used within Canvas.
Zoom will be used for video conferencing.
Teachers may use YouTube to upload their original instructional videos. Additionally, they may make use of content that has already been created. YouTube is a valuable resource for teachers to find instructional content. Teachers will only select content that is appropriate for the course. Students will need to have access to Youtube to complete many assignments.
Plagix is an originality detection software. This is used to ensure that the work students submit is original.
Proctorio is a remote proctoring tool. This tool will be used to help maintain a secure testing environment.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
The appropriate use of electronic devices including cell phones is encouraged. Students should use electronic devices to access learning materials and to enhance learning. Any use of an electronic device that exploits personal information, disrupts the educational process, invades personal privacy, or compromises the integrity of educational programs is strictly prohibited. Students in violation will be disciplined in accordance with District Policy AS67—Discipline of Students.
Because the majority of student work will be completed using the District network, it is essential that students use all electronic information resources according to the Jordan District Acceptable Use policy. It is the responsibility of every student to understand and abide by its terms and conditions. Students will be required to submit a signed Student Signature of Agreement Form each year.
STUDENT CONDUCT AND DRESS
Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for the educational environment and is befitting the day’s activities. Students’ clothing and jewelry must not present a health or safety hazard or distraction, which would disrupt the educational mission. Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment, which causes the teacher/administrator to lose the attention of the students, to modify or cease instructional activities, or to deal with student confrontations or complaints.
In all courses, students are expected to maintain the highest level of academic integrity. Students should always submit original work for every assignment. Academic dishonesty in any form, including cheating, plagiarism, collusion, or fostering the dishonesty of others may result in disciplinary action including failure of assignments or courses.
Software including Plagix and Proctorio will be utilized in all courses to ensure that a high level of academic integrity is maintained in all courses. These tools include originality detection, and virtual test proctoring programs.
FEES AND FEE WAIVERS
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Students should plan to attend picture day to have their picture taken for the yearbook and for their student identification card. Students IDs will be used to check in when working on campus, attending events at their boundary schools, and when taking final exams.
School yearbooks will be available to purchase. More information will be provided through the school website and social media as it becomes available. Students should attend picture day to have their picture taken for the yearbook.
There will be a school-wide activity each quarter for students and families to attend. The activities will be planned by the Student Government, National Honors Society, and school faculty. More information will be sent when the event approaches.
Students have 3 options for getting lunch through nutrition services. Students are also permitted to bring lunches from home when they attend on campus.