The curricular frameworks for this program were established by the Florida Department of Education with the purpose of providing students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of drafting and design technology. This program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, processes and systems in business and industry.
The content includes, but is not limited to, a study of the purposes, instruments, processes, and technical skills of drafting technology. The content and activities will also include the study of entrepreneurship, safety, and leadership skills.
With the exception of the first nine weeks of Drafting I, all assignments and computer based projects are distributed and collected electronically through Polk County Schools' Moodle Site at http://moodle.polk-fl.net/
This site is used in the classroom and is accessible outside the classroom. Students log onto the site using their assigned username and password (usernames and passwords are assigned by the district and are the same user names and passwords that students use to log onto Student Portal). The site contains all the worksheets and other documents used and distributed in class, to include a link to the textbook (username and password for the textbook is displayed under the link).
Bottom line, students have 24/7 access to all the resources used in the class. Absent students can access everything covered in class.
All projects and assignments remain visible and available to students for seven calendar days after the due date.
9-Week Grading: A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F Below 59
Note: Click on the grade distribution category above for detailed information on each of the grading categories.
Submitting Assignments for Grading: All assignments are turned in electronically via Moodle (Polk County Schools’ electronic classroom website). Submissions are tracked and dated by Moodle. Students must submit assignments by the due date in order to avoid a late submission penalty. Students may turn in assignments up to seven calendar days past the due date, after which the assignment will not be accepted. (this is covered more in depth in the Professional Disposition Grading Rubric)
Homework: No Homework. Ample class time is allotted to complete all assignments and projects. Students are expected to focus and remain on task during the class period. Homework is always the result of unfinished classwork.
Absence/Makeup: Students will have the number of days absent plus two calendar days to complete and submit missing assignments for credit. All assignments are published at least two weeks prior to the due date. They are also available on-line at http://moodle.polk-fl.net if students desire to complete the work while they are out of school.
Restroom Passes: Per GJHS policy, no passes will be given for the first 15 minutes or the last 15 minutes of class. Passes will not be given during an active lecture. Otherwise, there are no limits on the number of passes given during the grading period.
Students will proceed directly to the restroom and return to class within 10 minutes. Violations will result in revocation of all bathroom privileges for the individual student.
In addition, the pass belongs to the class as a whole. In the event the pass goes missing, no restroom breaks will be given until the pass is returned.
Lunch: All 4th and 5th period drafting classes will go to “A” Lunch. There are no other options. Students will be released on time and expected return to class no later than six minutes after the end of “A” Lunch. Students will be marked tardy and sent to the choice room if they return late from lunch.
***Students pass by two restrooms on the way to and from the cafeteria.
Dismissal: Ten minutes prior to the end of class, all students clean up their areas, log off of the computer systems and return to their seats. Student will remain in their seats until the bell rings; no gaggling at the door.
Network Drives: All students will be assigned a network drive (T: drive) by Polk County Schools. All files must be stored on the network drive, once assigned, to ensure that files are backed up. Students are responsible for ensuring that their files are saved to the proper location. Missing or partially saved files will not be accepted for full credit.
Occasionally, students’ assigned computers must be reimaged. Anything that is not saved to the network will be lost and students will be required to recreate any lost work for credit.
NOTE: First year drafting students will not be assigned a drive until approximately the third week of the school year; files will be saved to My Documents for the first three weeks and then moved to the network drive once assigned.