PLHS Extension at PHS: 20/21 Plato Credit Recovery Syllabus - Essentials

Last Updated: 1/7/2021 5:30 PM

Class Overview

 

  • Students will be assigned to credit recovery by their counselor to make-up credits for a class they have previously earned a “D” or an “F.”
  • This program is designed to give students the opportunity to prove their knowledge and pass the course without having to attend a full semester of direct instruction all over again. A student account will be activated by a Plato teacher when the student is first assigned the course by their counselor.
  • All of the work that students will do is found within the Plato courseware and can be accessed from anywhere with an
  • internet connection.
  • Focus and determination is the key to getting the work finished.
  • Students should work on one course at a time in Plato. Working on one course at a time allows students to finish a course in a timely manner. Once a student finishes a course, they may begin another course in Plato if they have more credits to recover and/or they desire to work on grade enhancement.
  • Students will have until the end of the current school year to complete any course started in Plato credit recovery. Failure to do so may result in the restarting of the course from the beginning. Remember that every lesson a student completes is one step closer to finishing a course!

Academic Integrity


Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. The following is a partial list of what may constitute cheating:

 

  1. Copying test questions and/or answers from any Plato test
  2. Using another student’s Plato notes
  3. Use of the internet while taking any test
  4. Logging in as another student
  5. Plagiarizing other’s material
  6. Copy/pasting/screen shotting Plato materials to any other source
  7. Talking or any type of communication with another student during any Plato test


These actions are NOT acceptable and in some cases may be illegal. One or more of the following consequences may occur:


1st offense: warning (​this syllabus ​may​ serve as the first warning​) and a zero on the activity and/or test
2nd offense: student will earn a zero on the activity and/or test and will receive a referral
3rd offense: removal from the program for one grading period ​and/or​ have the course restarted from the beginning
4th offense: permanent removal from the PUHSD Plato program with all completed work voided



Testing Procedures


**During distance learning, ​all tests will be unlocked​ so students can test at home without their teacher.
     
Students must take the end of semester test with their credit recovery teacher. This test may not be taken at home. During testing, all cell phones must be out of sight. Students who are caught on ​any​ website that is not Plato/Edmentum will receive an automatic zero for the test and a referral. (See Academic Integrity section for more information).

 


General Lesson Flow

 

  • Tutorials/Mastery Tests​ - Students may complete unit components in any location with internet access. If a student fails a mastery test, they can unlock the mastery test by going through the tutorial again. This will unlock the mastery test.
  • End of Semester Exam (EOS) ​- ​The EOS exam will be locked and MUST be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned teacher. ​*End of Semester tests will be locked upon school reopening.

Grading


Once students have completed the final in a Plato lab session, they need to notify the teacher who will then calculate the course grade based on the following weights.



Grading Weights (Percentages)


The following grading weights apply to most courses in Plato. Please see your teacher for the final grading scale for your specific course.

 

  ELA MATH SCIENCE PE HEALTH SOCIAL
STUDIES
ELECTIVE CTE
Tutorial + Mastery Tests (Module) 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
EOS Test 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20


Attention Students and Parents:
Please sign the syllabus electronically by clicking ​here​. The Plato syllabus must be signed before starting your first Plato class with Perris High School’s PLHS Extension. Thank you.