CLASS PARTICIPATION GRADE Grades will be taken each day in class based on participation. Students may earn twenty points each day to receive a weekly grade of one hundred points. To earn a perfect participation grade, a student must be prepared for class and give their best effort. The class participation grade will be 50% of the total semester grade.
If a student has an excused absence from class, they must make up their missed day by coming in during lunch any weekday for twenty-five minutes. They will be required to listen to music on Google Classroom, sing along, and complete an assignment to earn their twenty points for the daily participation grade. This must be done within two weeks of the missed day. There will be no make up assignments for unexcused absences.
QUIZZES Students will take quizzes on musical concepts including basic music theory, history, appreciation, sight singing, and transfers. The quizzes will be 20% of the total semester grade.
PERFORMANCE POLICY Concerts will comprise 30% of the total semester grade. Students participating in the Heritage High School Concert Choir and Treble Choir have signed up for a performance based class. The choirs give numerous concerts throughout the school year. Since the choir is a team, and since performances represent the culmination of units of study, when the choir sings, the WHOLE choir sings. This means very simply that performances are required, not optional. After all, this is a course in the performing arts. (**If transportation is an issue, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to let the choir director know IN ADVANCE and it will be worked out for you.)
The only acceptable excuses are documented illnesses or family emergency (NOT a trip or vacation). A parental note is REQUIRED.
Required performances for the school year are listed in the “CALENDAR” section. Please reserve these dates NOW. In addition, all performances which occur during the school day and for which students are excused by the principal's office are REQUIRED performances.