• Mr. Halter’s Economics

    Course Introduction, Rules, and Procedures


    Economics is a twenty week social studies course that is required for graduation.  The study of economics, perhaps more that any other social science, will have a significant impact on the lives of students.  From personal income and property taxes to automobile loans and retirement investments, economic decision making is something that faces each and every one of us.  The goal of this course is for you to become better educated in the world of economics and use it as a launch pad for better economic decision making in your future.  Poor economic decisions can take many years to overcome.  Each and every year, more and more young Americans put themselves into debt by making poor financial decisions.



    ·        Three prong pocket folder

    ·        Loose leaf paper

    ·        Pen / pencils


    Classroom Rules:

    ·        Be on time

    ·        Be prepared

    ·        Be respectful towards everyone in the classroom

    ·        Follow directions

    ·        Absolutely no inappropriate language


    Classroom Procedures:

    ·        Enter the classroom quietly

    ·        Sit in your assigned seat

    ·        Raise your hand to answer/ask questions

    ·        Never pack up your things early


    Consequences for breaking Classroom Rules and Procedures:

    • Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, you are juniors and seniors so act like it
    • Students who do not follow the rules and expectations of the course will be dealt with accordingly


    Homework Policy:

    • Homework will be given on a regular basis
    • Homework will be considered late if it is not turned in at the beginning of class
    • Late assignments will incur a penalty of 50 % 
    • After five days, the assignment will not be accepted



    • Grades will be based on the total number of points earned by a student throughout the quarter divided by the number of total points possible
    • For example, if a student earned 432 of a possible 500 points (500/432=.864) their average will be an 86
    • Class participation and effort will also be factored into grades




    Cell Phones:

    • The use of cell phones in class is strictly prohibited
    • Students will first receive a warning if they are caught using their phone
    • A second offense will require students to turn their cell phone over to the teacher for the remainder of the class period
    • If a third incident should occur, the students phone will be taken down to the principals office where it can be picked up at the end of the school day


    I have read and fully understand the rules, procedures, and expectations for Mr. Halter’s class.  My parent/guardian has also read this sheet (Parents/Guardians – please leave an e-mail address or telephone number that you can be reached at).  Please sign below.


    Student Name_________________________________                  Date______________





    Parent/Guardian______________________________                     Date______________








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    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Phone: 652-3000 ext. 7229

    Email: rhalter@iroquoiscsd.org