Please read this entire page very carefully before filling out a petition. 

MAKE-UP POLICY FOR HOMEWORK AND QUIZZES(from syllabus):  If homework or quizzes are missed due to ANY circumstance, the zero scores will be part of your dropped assignments. If an assignment does not open correctly at home, the student will NOT be able to make up this work after the expiration date. No extension will be given to students because of issues with any computer outside of the MTLC. To be safe, work well ahead of the deadlines at home, so that if there is any problem you will be able to go to the MTLC and complete the assignment before the deadline.

What this means to you: Petition requests to make up homeworks or quizzes will not be approved for any reason. This is why we drop the lowest ones. If we knew every student would be able to do every assignment, there would not be any drops. We want to base your grade off the work you do. However, we are aware that there will be instances where students cannot complete assignments, for any number of reasons, and that is why your lowest homeworks and quizzes will be dropped. Since you have a limited number of drops for both homework/quizzes, it is important to take every assignment seriously, and to complete all assigned work on time. Do not rely on earlier assignments as being your drops just in case a situation arises later in the semester where you might need to apply those drops.

The ONLY exception to this policy is if a student has to miss more than a consecutive week of school and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for that ENTIRE time.  In that case, the student should fill out a petition.

MAKE-UP POLICY FOR TESTS(from syllabus): For 112, 113 and 115. If one of the 4 regular tests is missed due to ANY circumstance, no makeup test will be given. The zero test score will be considered your lowest and will be dropped. Only one zero test score may be dropped. Since you have only one drop test grade for the semester, it is important to take every test seriously, and to take it on time. Do not rely on an earlier test as being your drop just in case a situation arises later in the semester where you might need to apply the drop.  The Final Exam cannot be dropped.

For 005, 100, 110 and 121: If any one of the 5 tests is missed due to ANY circumstance, no makeup test will be given. The zero test score will be considered your lowest and will be dropped. Only one zero test score may be dropped. Since you have only one drop test grade for the semester, it is important to take every test seriously, and to take it on time. Do not rely on an earlier test as being your drop just in case a situation arises later in the semester where you might need to apply the drop.

What this means to you: Petition requests to make up tests will not be approved for any reason. This is why we drop the lowest test. If we knew every student would be able to take every test, we would not drop one. We want to base your grade off the work you do. However, we are aware that there will be instances where students cannot take a test, for any number of reasons, and that is why your lowest test will be dropped.

The ONLY exception to this policy is if a student has to miss more than one test and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for BOTH tests. In that case, the student should fill out a petition.

Please Note: We have a firm “No Retake” policy.  If a student takes a test, they cannot retake it under any circumstances. No exceptions.

LAB ATTENDANCE POLICY(005,100,110,112): Each student is required to spend time working on math coursework in the MTLC each week, during their scheduled class/lab time(s).  Credit for attendance is determined by ACT card swipes only.  There will be at least 1 attendance day dropped for 110 and 112, and at least 2 drops for 005 and 100.

What this means to you: Since at least one will be dropped, the ONLY reason to fill out a petition is if a student misses 2 or more full lab days and can provide verifiable documentation that excuses them from school for that each time.

CLASS ATTENDANCE: All class attendance issues should be handled by your class instructor. They have final say on determining credit for class attendance. Do not fill out a petition for missed class attendance.

 

If you fill out a petition about something that is already covered in the above policies, you will NOT receive a response.

If you feel that you meet one of the exceptions listed above, you may fill out a petition. If it is determined by the petition committee that you do meet one of the exceptions, then you will receive a response email within 3 school days giving you further instructions.  If you do not receive a response within 3 school days, then the committee has determined that your situation is already covered under one of the policies found in the syllabus.

When filling out the petition, be sure to complete every field! Failing to do so will result in us not getting your petition, even though you will get a confirmation email.