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Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology

1299 Bryant Ave, Mt. View, CA 94040 T 650-940-4680   F 650-961-1346
2 Required Classes: English and Design 3rd/Elective Class:  + Animation or Digital Media or Film

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Policies and other information
about Freestyle Academy and our classes

Freestyle Academy Normal Schedule
AM Session

9:30 am to 12:00 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 10:05 AM - 11:35 AM

PM Session

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

More about our alternating Thursday schedule

 

Grades
Works % of grade Examples Late
Policy
Prep
30% Smaller assignments designed to improve final Project or Production (e.g. Homework, exercises) Varies per class
Productions
70% Major assignments in each class (e.g. final cut films, printed art work, websites, music, revised writings) Varies per class

Graduating HS is a very important goal. This requires you to get enough credits for graduation. Passing classes at Freestyle for enough credits is part of that process - especially passing English.

To remain a student at Freestyle:

  1. Each student must achieve a C- or higher each Semester in English and at least one of your other 2 Freestyle classes.
  2. Each student must also achieve a unweighted TGPA of 2.0 or higher each Semester in all your classes at all schools.

Failure to meet these standards will result in being disenrolled at Freestyle because we want you to enroll in classes that you can pass and get enough credits to graduate from high school. Ultimately, Freestyle cannot be the reason why you don't graduate from high school.

Classes - all students take 3 classes

Class #1 - All students must take "English":

English 3 / English 3 Honors (for Juniors)*
*Note: for MVHS Juniors, English appears as "American Literature" and "American Literature Honors"

English 4 / English 4 Honors (for Seniors)

Class #2- All students must take "Design":

Digital Photography + Graphic Design

Class #3 - Students can choose "Film":

Digital Film Production

Class #3 - Students can choose "Digital Media":

Digital Media Production

Class #3 - Students can choose "Animation":

Animation

 

Freestyle Policies/Info for all classes

 

Expected School-wide Learning Results:

21st CENTURY SKILLS

To prepare students to live, learn, and work successfully in today's knowledge-based digital society, our emphasis at Freestyle will be on developing:

What Is Expected From The Student

Assessment and Grading:

Quarter grades will be determined on the basis of performance on projects and classwork. Each area of evaluation will be weighted as follows:

*Please note: Only semester grades appear on transcripts.

Grades will be assigned on the basis of the following percentages:

English Classes: Breakdown of Grading and Late Policies for Project and Prep Work:

Grade Book Update Policy:

Grades may be viewed 24/7 through individual online accounts on https://jupitergrades.com/login/?10334 and will be updated every two weeks or so. Students/Parents will receive grade-viewing info by email.

Daily Assignments:

Daily assignments are determined by tasks needed to achieve project goals. Students are responsible to check assigned tasks on the online daily agenda and end goals and work toward achieving those tasks and goals.

Continuation Policy:

Attendance:

Attendance at Freestyle is required of students from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00-3:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and also 10:05-11:35 or 1:00-2:30 on Thursdays. Note: Students may receive a failing grade "F" in a class where they accumulate 15 or more unexcused absences.

Make Up Work

Absent students are allotted the same number of absent class days to complete assignments. If a student is absent for extended periods of time, it is the student's responsibility to consult with instructor for make-up work.

Classroom Rules:

Because of the various expensive equipment provided for each student, no eating, drinking and chewing gum will be strictly enforced. Students not in their seats when class begins will receive a tardy. Cheating on any assignment or evaluation will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating will be given a zero for the item and will be subject to further disciplinary action.