• P.A.C.E.
     
     Peekskill Alternative Classroom Environment 
     
     
    Contact Information
     
    NAgnello@Peekskillschools.org
    (914) 737-0201
     *Be sure to check the side menu to be apart of the Remind App. - A way for students/parents to stay in touch with the teacher via text message.
     
     
    Grading Policy
     
    Below is a breakdown of the PACE English grade book breakdown:
    -Quizzes: 15% of Quarterly Grade
    -Classwork / Homework: 20% of Quarterly Grade
    -Tests / Projects / Writing Pieces: 30% of Quarterly Grade
    -Class Participation (based off PBIS point system): 35% of Quarterly Grade
     
    All grades are posted in Infinite Campus.  It is recommended for you to have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, in order to monitor your son/daughter's progress.
     
    Homework Rationale:

    According to research done by the National Education Association (NEA), “at the secondary school level, student homework is associated with greater academic achievement.”  Not only does homework support students in developing core skills as readers, writers, and thinkers, it supports them in building a strong work ethic and developing time management skills that lead to ongoing success, especially in college where much of the work is done outside of class.  In alignment with the NEA’s guidelines, our homework assignments usually fall into one of three categories: “practice, preparation, or extension.”   The goals of homework assignments include practicing in order to master skills introduced in class, preparing for success in both the short and long term, and extending learning through completing assessments that are always started in class.  Students are generally given more than one day to complete homework assignments and given opportunities to work with teachers during callback to receive clarification and support. It is without question that “we learn by doing” (Aristotle); therefore homework plays a vital role in furthering the education of students that occurs both in school and at home.    

     
    Extra Help / Callback
     
    Monday - Thursday - 2:47-3:00 - Room 201A
    If more help is needed, see me to set up an appointment!