Theatre Productions Syllabus

Contact

Teacher: Mrs. Carothers
Room: 5120
Email: rcarothers@leisd.ws
Phone: 972.292.1840 x25120
Website: lehstheatre.wordpress.com - Includes calendars, curriculum and more!

Course Description

Students in this class will have training in advanced acting theory, college audition and portfolio preparation, voice and movement skill practice, basic directing and other advanced performance skill sets. Students in this class must demonstrate an exemplary commitment and dedication to theatre. Theatre Productions students will be required to be involved in all non-competition LEHS theatre productions and attend one professional theatre production outside of school per semester. Our classroom blog provides a resource for finding locations and ticket prices for professional shows here.

More information about what will be covered specifically throughout the year can be found here.

Materials Needed for Class

Laptop
Pencil
Highlighter
I may request other materials throughout the year with plenty of advance notice.

Grading

Grading for specific assignments will be communicated, but generally is as follows:
A+ – student goes above and beyond
A – student consistently meets the expectations
B – student meets the expectations most of the time
C – student meets the expectations some of the time
D – student puts in some effort

Tests/Projects/Performances (Summative) assignments - 60%
All other (Formative) assignments - 40%

Formative assessments can be turned in on time for full credit. After the due date, the student may receive 90% of the grade they earn for their work up until 3 days before the end of the grading period.
Summative assessments can be turned in on time for full credit. After the due date, the student loses 10 points for each day late up to 30 points. Summative assessments may not be turned in more than 1 week after the due date.

Summative assignments may be re-taken in order to increase the students' grade on a case-by-case basis. The policy for each type of assignment is different, so it's best to speak with Mrs. C if you are interested in bringing up your grade.

Students who are absent must:
*check the blog
*speak with a peer
*speak with Mrs. C if they still have questions
All work from their absence must be made up within the number of days they were absent, plus one day.

Rarely does a student need tutoring in Theatre Productions, but if they need additional time or help with their work, this can be scheduled on an "as needed basis."

Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated. If a student copies someone else's work when original content was requested they will still need to complete the assignment for learning purposes, but will not be able to receive credit. If a student allows another to copy their work, neither will be able to receive credit.

Classroom Best Practices

We concur with all LEHS policies regarding student conduct and behavior. Additionally, we will:
Be kind in word and action
Encourage others
Be our best

Acknowledgement

Please fill out the following Google Form. This will serve as acknowledgement that you have received and read your student's class syllabus. There is also a place to provide your preferred contact information as well as volunteer within the theatre.

Acknowledgement/Volunteer Form