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FAQ for Parents

Common Questions Asked by Parents

1) Where can my child get free one on one help?

  • AHS Math Tutoring Center V-205. (before school, lunchtime and 6th period)
  • Support Period, L-5, 7:50am, show up early
  • Ask the Media Center about their schedule for all subjects

2) How do I check my child’s grade?
  • Aeries Portal Site
    • I do not have your login credentials. Please ask the counseling department.

3) Why does my child have a ZERO for a in-class problems, quizzes, or projects?

  • Thoughts and info about quizzes:
  • Most days, these assessments are just one problem.
  • Most days, we take “ALL OR NOTHING” binary assessments, (100% or 0%) meaning no partial credit.
  • By the end of the semester, it is very common for students to have a much higher quiz & project average than their test average. Stay patient.
  • Tests are more demanding than quizzes covering more material over a long period of time. 

4) When is homework checked?

  • Homework is worth 0% (AP STAT Only) but if a student does ALL of the HW, Textbook Reviews, they will get a 5% test bonus. There is no partial credit for this bonus.
  • HW will be assigned as soon as we teach that corresponding section. 
  • All HW assignments can be found on the class website. 
  • It is nearly impossible to pass without practicing through the HW. 
  • (AP STAT Only) On the day of the test, we collect HW Notebooks from the students who have completed all HW and reviews.

5) When is the next test?

  • Look for the link Class Calendars near the top right margin. 
  • If you have a Google Calendar, you can import this calendar into your own calendar program.

6) What can we do to help my child prepare learn and prepare?

  • Click on the link that says "LEARNING AND PREPARING." I list several resources for success.

7) Are you thinking, "I get lots of e-mails from Mr. Keays but it looks like he is addressing the students." 

  • If you see an e-mail which starts, "Hey Class," That means, I sent a mass e-mail to the students and all of the parents got a copy.
  • If you see an e-mail which starts, "Hey Parents," That means, I sent a mass e-mail ONLY to the parents and NOT to the students.

8) Do you have a class wishlist where the school's budget comes up short? Yes. Please e-mail me to check if these items have been purchased or for any additional details. Thanks for reading.

2017-2018 Wishlist

  • Table cleaner and paper towels
  • Spray Air Fresheners
  • A Chromecast
  • Fathom Software for AP STAT
  • 1 new black table to match the other tables in the room ($160)
  • 4 new black chairs to match our old chairs ($99 each)
  • Class set of state of the art TI Nspire Calculators
  • Soundbar for TV
  • I'm trying to create a place to store our whiteboards and other supplies underneath our 20 tables with clips and slim containers (Home Depot estimate $200.
  • C.U.E. Education Conference (estimate $2000)
  • Google Educator Summit Conference (estimate $2000)
  • Amazon Link to other items