2022-2023:  LIFT LAB: CLASS SYLLABUS

    PERIODS 0-7


                                                                                                                Mike Johnston                                 Johnston.mike@cusd80.com                                    (Periods 0-5)

                                                                                                                Holly Kain                                        Kain.holly@cusd80.com                                            (Period 6)

                                                                                                                Jessica Kline                                   Kline.jessica@cusd80.com                                        (Period 7)


    Tutoring/Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 6:25am-7:20am & Conference Hour

    Classroom Phone Number:  480-883-5169


    Welcome to the LIFT Lab!  Please read the entire document to ensure an excellent academic year.  This information will be filed away once read/signed by the student/parent.  This will allow for all individuals involved to review this document at any time.

    HOW DID I GET SIGNED UP FOR THE LIFT LAB?  Your counselor and/or administrator decided and approved what classes are to be taken in the LIFT Lab for each individual student, depending on the student credit situation.  This class syllabus must be “turned in” with a parent guardian signature within the first week of starting the on-line class for the student to continue working on class lessons.

    ATTENDANCE/TARDIES:  It is essential that the students come to class for each class period he/she is assigned.  School and district policy regarding attendance and tardies will be followed.  Students will be given folders to assist with attendance, grade updates, and other important LIFT Lab information.  These folders will remain in the classroom. 

    CLASSWORK/HOMEWORK/DEADLINES:  All work, except for some major exams and the final, can be completed at home or in the classroom.  Although no specific homework will be given, students are able to work on part of each module at home (catch up or get ahead).  Students are given approximately 63-days (nine weeks) to complete each assigned class.  Extensions may be possible with administrator/counselor approval.  All work, assessments, essays, and the final exam in the LIFT Lab are open book/notes/calculator.  Students can work at their “own pace,” but must self-monitor and make sure they complete all the required coursework by the deadline set by the students’ counselor.  Deadlines will be written in the students in-class folder and can also be locate within the students’ on-line program.

    ESSAYS:  All class essays must be a minimum of two paragraphs long to receive a passing score.  All essays must use appropriate school grammar, punctuation, and language.  Essays can be submitted through the computer program, write/type the document, e-mail a picture of the essay to the teacher, and/or submit a printed copy of the essay to be graded directly to their teacher.  Paragraphs must be five to eight sentences in length.

    GRADING:       Module Quizzes/Essays = 40%            Module Tests:  40%            Final Exam:  20%

    Grades from the LIFT Lab go DIRECTLY onto the students’ transcripts.  They DO NOT appear on Hamilton High School progress reports, report cards, or on Infinite Campus.  Grades can be checked by looking at the “Buzz System.” Students must complete all modules and receive a “green checkmark” and/or grade to receive credit for their lesson/module (including essays).  It is the responsibility of the student to complete the “FINAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT” once they finish all their modules and the final exam.  This will allow the teacher to submit the grade to be placed onto the student’s transcript.  If this is not filled out, the grade cannot be submitted, and the grade will not be placed on the student’s transcript.

    CLASSROOM RULES/MANAGEMENT PLAN:  Students will be required to follow all school rules (see Husky Handbook) and be respectful to fellow students, teachers, administrators, and school staff.  Consequences will be followed as directed by school policy, which includes meeting/speaking with the student individually, parent/guardian contact, and/or referral to administration.  Students must use the “bathroom sign in/out sheet” to utilize the restroom or have a pass to leave the classroom for any reason.  Students will be allowed to use their cell phones in the classroom for music only.  Cell phones will be confiscated and/or taken to security if used for any other reason.  Students are not allowed to use the internet to look up answers to questions for any reason and/or take pictures of the computer screen for any reason.  This is considered a form of cheating and a zero will be assigned to the grade for the assignment/test in question, and a referral will be sent to the assistant principal.  Students may use the internet to gather more information about a topic with teacher's permission prior to the student going to a particular website for non-test related materials.  Food/drinks must be kept away from the student’s workstation (backpack).  Students may be given a warning and/or a referral to the assistant principal if deemed necessary for any of the above offenses. 


    SUPPLIES:  Pen/Pencil                    Spiral notebook for class notes         Headphones for videos (in-class)


    ACCEPTABLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY:  Students must follow all school and district rules and regulations while using any form of technology on campus.  Improper use of technology could result in disciplinary action and/or loss of student privileges.


    DIVERSITY STATEMENT:  All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice, and bigotry.  As members of the Hamilton High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability, or sexual orientation.

Last Modified on July 15, 2022