American Government Course Description & Objectives

  • American Government/Civics

    The government course provides students with a background in the philosophy, functions, and structure of the United States government. Students examine the philosophical foundations of the United States government and how that philosophy developed. Students also examine the structure and function of the United States government and its relationship to states and citizens.


    High School Requirements for Credit

    American Government/Civics is a semester-long course which offers .5 credit toward high school graduation once the student obtains a passing score for the semester.  The grade is calculated as follows:

    1st Nine Weeks average   40%

    2nd Nine Weeks average  40%

    FINAL EXAM                      20%


    Evaluation (Schoolwide Grading Policy)

    • Summative Assessments 40% (Unit & Chapter Test, Projects, Tasks)
    • Formative Assessments 50% (Quizzes, Classwork, Graded Writing Assignments, Group Work, etc.)
    • Homework/Other 10% (Weekly Current of Events, etc.)


    My contact information:


    American Goverment Remind message: text @kd8dd34 to 81010

    Schoolwide Remind messages: text @eged3f to 81010



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