The emphasis of this course will be to use the textbook, study guides, and other assignments to study various aspects of business and personal law. Particular attention will be given to areas that have significance in students everyday lives--employment law, consumer protection, installment loans and contracts, buying and insuring a car, etc. Out of class research may be required for some assignments.


The assignments in this course will consist of textbook work, case studies, chapter study guides, and other in-class participation assignments. Students will be expected to stay current with their textbook reading so that they will be prepared for classroom discussions. There will be a test at the conclusion of every 3 - 5 chapters. Daily quizzes will be given covering the topics from the previous class period or the assigned reading. If a student is tardy to class, he/she will not be allowed to take the quiz.



Assignments and Daily Work 50%
Tests 25%
Daily Quizzes 10%
Discussion/Participation 15%


94 - 100%       A

 90 - 93%        A-

 85 - 89%        B+

 80 - 84%        B

 75 - 79%        B-

 70 - 74%        C+

65 - 69%         C

60 - 64%         C-

55 - 59%         D+

50 - 54%         D

45 - 49%         D-

  0 - 44%         F


If a student is absent the day an assignment is due, he/she may turn it upon returning to class. To obtain full credit, the late work must be accompanied by a note excusing the absence. Phone calls to the attendance office are accepted for attendance excuses not make-up or late assignments. If an absence is not excused the late work will not be accepted. If a student attends class but chooses not to hand in an assignment it will be accepted at the beginning of the next class period at 20% off. If a student is in class while an assignment is graded, he/she will not be allowed to turn in the assignment late, but can complete an assignment to make up the points lost. It is the responsibility of the student to request a make up assignment, and it must be turned in within 2 class periods of when the original assignment was due.


To make-up points for assignments that are given in conjunction with guest speakers or media presentations, the student must complete a report on the topic covered in the presentation. The length of the report will be determined by the teacher in consultation with the student. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for the make-up assignment. Make-up will not be assigned or accepted during the last week of the term.

There will be one make-up opportunity offered for each test. The date of the make-up will be posted for at least one class period following the test. Unless prior arrangements are made with the teacher, if a student misses the make-up he/she will receive a 0 for that test.

At the end of the course the student must take the state mandated competency test. The date of the test will be announced prior to the end of the first term of the course. Students need to make sure they are in attendance on both days of the test. There is no make up for the test participation point. A student will not be able to get an “A” grade for this class without the state test.



1.      Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.


2.      Students are expected to come to class each period prepared to participate.


3.      Class is a time for learning, not for talking. When time is given in class for working on assignments, students are expected to use that time for that purpose.


4.      Attendance is crucial. A penalty of one-half percent of participation points will be deducted for EVERY absence and tardy (excused and unexcused).


5.      The published Business Department Citizenship Policy and the school dress code will be strictly adhered to.


6.      No food or drinks are allowed in the classroom.



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