Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School
Course Title: Medical Careers
Instructor’s Name:  Dr. Davis
Darnell-Cookman Mission Statement:  To prepare students for collegiate success through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum integrated with professional medical standards integrity, the pursuit of academic excellence, and a passion for life-long learning.
Honor Code:  Students at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, School of the Medical Arts will be expected to uphold the four benchmarks of our school and place high value on intellectual rigor and academic standards.
Honesty-When students practice honesty, the result is fairness for everyone.
Respect –Respect is treating others as we would like to be treated.  In an environment of respect, work we call our own, is our own.
Responsibility-Responsibility is the quality of being accountable for our actions and accepting the consequences of our actions.
Integrity-Integrity is a commitment to a value even when others are not present to witness it.Enrollment at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School requires a commitment to these principles. Students are expected to acknowledge fully and in detail the work, thought, or ideas of another person if incorporated in work submitted for assessment; to submit separate pieces of work in fulfillment of the requirements of different components (i.e. research papers); to ensure that the work is their own and is never given to another student in any version (hard copy or electronic) knowing that it might be submitted for grading as the work of another student.
In order to prevent a student from gaining an unfair advantage, these behaviors will result in the following:
1)       Grade of zero – all students involved will earn a zero for the work
2)       Documentation- the incident will be recorded and a parent conference will be held
Major Concepts & Content
This course is designed to help ninth grade students make a successful transition into high school, gain the skills for success in post secondary education and setting goals for future careers in healthcare.  In this course, we will look at careers in healthcare as a guide for planning an exciting future. 
Theme I :  What Medical Careers interest me?
Theme II: Choosing a Medical.
Theme III: Where would I like to be in 10 years?
Theme IV:  What steps do I need to take to reach my career goals?
Textbook:  Marshall, Jacquelyn Rhine: Essential Skills for Health Career Success. Tinley Park, IL: The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.  Bingham, Mindy, Career Choices: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for high schools and Colleges. Santa Barbara, CA: Academic Innovations, 2003.
Possibilities: A Supplemental Anthology for Career Choices: Academic Innovations, 1999.
The following grade scale will be used in this course:
GRADE                                                                    POINTS
A = 90-100                                                            4.0 – 3.5 
B = 80-89                                                               3.4 – 2.5
C = 70-79                                                               2.4 – 1.5
D = 60-69                                                              1.4 – 1.0
F = 0-59                                                 Below 1.0
All assignments will be worth a predetermined number of points. Classroom behavior is an essential component to the class grade which will consist of tests, quizzes, class work, projects, labs, and homework.
Each student is expected to follow the class rules and honor code.  Everyone will be treated with respect and in return show others the same.  Specifics on how our class procedures will operate are taught during the first week of school. The rules are PARR
 P – Prepared for class
A – Attitude in check
R - Respect people and property
R – Responsibility for your behavior
Student Materials:
Paper, pens, 3 ring binder or spiral notebook, composition notebook, textbook, and workbook.
Make-up Work Policy: Regular attendance in each forty-five day grading period is necessary for a student to be successful in school. Missing work shall be made-up for all absences, including suspension. Make-up work shall be allowed for each day of absence. Your child may earn up to full credit for such work submitted within 2 class meetings of absence(s).
Parent/Teacher Conference Information: If you have a question about your son’s/daughter’s grade, please check the Grade Portal to see if the teacher has left any notes about specific assignments. If you still have questions, feel free to email the teacher directly. If you have more general questions about your son’s/daughter’s overall academic progress, you can contact their school counselor or you can call Mrs. Bennett in the counselors office to schedule an appointment for a parent/teacher conference. Please remember that parent/teacher conferences are only available on a limited  basis and may not include all of your child’s teachers. Please be specific when scheduling a conference to just those teachers that you need to meet face-to-face.
Tutoring Schedule:
Tutoring will be provided before school, after school, or during lunch.  Tutoring will take place in room 344 and will start promptly on scheduled dates.  Please see me for further information on tutoring dates.
Contact Information:
Phone – (904) 630-6800 x1344
E-mail – davisa6@duvalschools.org
Please read this syllabus out loud to an adult at home.  You and your parent/guardian must sign below when you finish and return this to me.  I look forward to a wonderful year at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School -School of the Medical Arts.
Student signature ____________________________
Parent signature _____________________________
Date: ___________________