"We can use excuses to be feeble, or create reasons to be strong."
"Change your world, one mind at a time."
Drew Young, Author Unknown
NOVEMBER 25th, 2018
Students and Parents: We are approaching the end of the first semester. Each level of CJ will have a comprehensive semester exam covering everything from the beginning of the year through the end of the semester. This grade is not an EOC, nor does it count or weigh more than any other test. It allows the instructor, student, and parent to see what the student has actually retained and will prepare them for college type testing. If we are unable to administer this test before the break, we will administer this test as soon as we can, upon return from the break.
SEPTEMBER 24th, 2018:
STUDENTS AND PARENTS: As we are nearing the end of the nine weeks, be mindful that if there is work to be made up by a student, it must be completed and turned in by Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018. Please do not wait until the last minute. It takes time to grade assignments and tests and enter them into the system. Any work not made up, may be assigned a "zero", which no one wants, including me. I hope everyone is having a happy and productive year and I look forward to the next nine weeks.
Secondly, Martin Methodist College has invited FHS Criminal Justice and other area high schools to participate in a criminal justice competition on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. If you are interested in being considered for a part on this team. Please sign you name to the sign-up sheet posted in my classroom. I anticipate that this will be a fun, learning experience. GO TIGERS!!!!!
AUGUST 6th, 2018:
Welcome back former CJ students and a HUGE WELCOME to all of our new CJ students. Our website has changed this year, so please bear with me as I make the transition.
Almost all of the information that you will need will be on my website this year. I will add information and curriculum as the year progresses.
I hope that each and every one of you have a great, memorable, and productive year! GO TIGERS!!!
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Drew Young
I have taught criminal justice at Fayetteville High School since 2011. In 1989, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration, with minors in Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science from Middle Tennessee State University.
Over the course of the last twenty-eight years, I have worked as a Private Investigator, Youth Services Officer/Probation Officer, and I have served as a law enforcement officer with different law enforcement agencies. I currently work, on a part-time basis, with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1, 2, and 3 Syllabus
Fayetteville High School
Instructor: Drew Young
I. Class Rules: See Below
II. Class Contents: See appropriate CJ level standards at the following links:
III. Class Policy: Students are allowed to make up missed work from days of being absent. Work will not be allowed to be made up one week from the end of the grading period. It is the student's responsibility to check with the teacher to see what work was missed or needs to be made up, upon their return to school.
IV. Grading Policy: Test grades are 80% of the entire grade. Homework and projects count for 20% of the entire grade. See Student Gradebook Portal for more information.
V. Required Materials: Three ring binder with paper, spiral notebook, or composition book. Writing utensils: pens or pencils. See "Supply List" page.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLASS RULES
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLASS RULES
1. Be on time and come to class prepared: pencil/pen, paper and/or CJ Notebook. Each tardy or late to class will result in documentation and action. On the fifth tardy, a student will be sent to the office, to be dealt with per school policy.
2. Respect others. Do not talk when someone else is talking.
3. Keep your hands, feet, and belongings to yourself.
4. Respect the property of others. If it does not belong to you, DON'T touch it. Leave it alone.
5. Come inside the classroom. Sit down. Complete your assignments. Stay in your seat. Bathroom usage is before class begins or after class ends. Budget your time accordingly. You will not be allowed to use the restroom in the C.J. classroom, unless you have specific medical needs issues, documented by the school nurse.
6. Students are not allowed out of their seats without permission from the instructor.
7. Wait to be dismissed by your instructor before leaving your seat/leaving the room.
8. No sleeping and no appearance of sleeping in class.
9. Backpacks, hoodies, hats, ear-buds, and headphones are to be removed upon entering the classroom and turn off music/electronic devices. Exception: "Friday Hat Day". If you bring a backpack to class, you will be required to leave it at the door. Do NOT bring blankets to class.
10. NO CELL PHONE OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE and NO USE OF ELECTRIC OUTLETS FOR CHARGING OF DEVICES. CELL PHONES SHOULD BE TURNED OFF AND PLACED IN THE CELL PHONE RACK ON THE CLOSET DOOR. PLACE THE CELL PHONE IN THE POCKET NUMBER THAT MATCHES YOUR DESK NUMBER. A violation of failing to place your device in the cell phone rack will result in confiscation of the device. The instructor may waive this rule as a reward for achievement or good behavior, or when such devices may be utilized by the students for educational exercises, curriculum, or research deemed appropriate by the instructor.
11. As the instructor, I do not see the need in giving a grade less than "60". Some students would not recover from a grade less than "60" and would become demoralized and give up. Please note that in college, you get what you earn, but for now , you are in high school criminal justice class. However, in cases of cheating, plagiarism, or refusal to participate or refusal to complete an assignment or test, I will give a score of zero/"0". At certain times of the year, I will give students access to remediation to help improve their C.J. G.P.A., but this is a privilege and not a right.
If a student has been present and has the ability to complete work or submit an assisgnment, but does not, five points will be deducted from the final test/homework grade for each school day that the assignment is late. A grade of no lower than a "70" will be assigned if the student is late to the point of where it would have been a failing grade due to lateness, as long as the assignment is completed. Simply stated: no matter how long it takes to complete the assignment, as long as it is completed, the student may obtain a passing grade.
12. Do not wait until the end of the week, month, nine weeks, semester, or year to ask "How can I improve my grade?". Take advantage, daily, of the time allotted to you and STUDY, STUDY,STUDY!!!! For your sake, if you are having a hard time or don't understand a concept, come see me and ask for help!!! THAT IS THE REASON WHY I AM HERE AND IT IS TO HELP YOU!