Melinda Brown

Phone: 803-685-2100

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education Secondary Comprehensive Social Studies Elementary Education AP Human Geography AP World History

Melinda Brown

Hello,

I am in my 21st year of teaching with the Aiken County Public School District. I currently teach AP Human Geography, AP World History, Government, and Economics (CP)(H). I am the Social Studies Department Chair, Junior Class Sponsor (Ring Ceremony & Prom), a Full Circle Technology Teacher, Leadership Team Member, Social Studies Curriculum Writing Member, AP Ambassadors, and the Coordinator for our Veterans Day Program. Also, I am the mother of Neely, Chandler, and Ryan whom I love dearly.

Lesson Plans in SCHOOLOGY (A Learning Management System)- PARENTS, PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR YOUR PERSONAL ACCESS CODE TO SCHOOLOGY IN ORDER TO SEE YOUR CHILD'S WEEKLY LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS. You may use your son/daughter's code, but you may also receive your own private code for access. We use Schoology and laptops in my FCT classroom and at the bottom of this page there is a link that will connect you directly to my Schoology class site. With this, you will be able to check due dates for work, whether or not work was submitted, grades, upcoming assignments, lessons, projects, and daily assignments.  Assignments are posted in advance and students are encouraged to work ahead. Tests and quizzes are taken directly on Schoology and students get immediate feedback of their grade. Grades are synced to Powerschool periodically throughout the week. 

All of my courses follow the Pacing Guides on Rubicon Atlas created by the Aiken County Public School District Curriculum Teams.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns please feel free to email me at melindab@acpsd.net

   Schedule/Room 102

1st Period - Planning      

2nd Period - Government/Economics CP

3rd Period - AP Human Geography     

4th Period - AP World History

ILT/Lunch                                  

5th Period - Planning              

6th Period - Government/Economics Honors

7th Period - Government/Economics CP

Grading Scale

Formative Assessment 40% (HW, CW, and Quizzes) listed as one category name in powerschool as Homework

Summative Assessment 60% (Tests and Projects) listed as one category name in powerschool as Test

Make-up Work

Students need to schedule a time with me to complete course make-up work. Work can be made up during ILT or after school.  Students are not allowed to interrupt class time during another period to ask about make-up work or to complete make-up work. All assignments are posted on Schoology and students have access to Schoology from any available computer both in and outside of the school. However, due dates and the late policy are still enforced. Late policy *10 points taken off for everyday late including weekends, once a score falls below a 60 an assignment is no longer accepted.

South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F Below 60

Maintaining high expectations in the classroom while helping students achieve one of four goals- obtain a job out of high school, join a branch of the military, attend a two-year technical college or a four-year university