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David Brearley High School
David Brearley High School
401 Monroe Ave
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Mr. McGowan
Lead Teacher- Social Studies Dept.
David Brearley High School
Kenilworth, NJ
Homework Statement
The reading of material, the practice of skills and the reinforcement of
content is critical to a student's academic development. Work completed
at home is an extension of the learning that occurs in the classroom.
These assignments are the student's responsibility and will be evaluated
through performance-based assessments. Students and parents can
monitor academic progress via the Genesis Parent Portal at their
convenience.  Homework / Practice will be announced on Mr. McGowan's
website (www.vmcgowan.com.)  Assessments based on these
assignments (which will be an extension of the learning in the classroom,
will be measured through assessments given in class or projects that
contain a final product.

Grading Policy
The grading system used in Social Studies courses are based
on the following formula:
Major Assessments         50%
Minor Assessments         30%
Alternate Assessments   20%