Professional BiographyMichele LaFerriereSocial ScienceThis is my 5th year at Riverside High School, and 12th overall in Loudoun County. I teach AP World History, and Dual Enrollment US History, a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College.Here's a little bit about me: I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I attended West Virginia University where I graduated with honors with my Bachelors Degree in History. I decided to stay at West Virginia and earned my Masters Degree in Secondary Education. I moved to northern Virginia after graduation, and have loved living here!In the fall of 2019, I will be starting a Masters Degree program through Arizona State University in World War II Studies.Some of my hobbies include reading, listening to music, movies, shopping, and hanging out with my awesome dog, Sadie. Since I'm from Pittsburgh, I am a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan.
My 2019-20 Schedule:
1st AP World History 5th Hall Duty 2nd Planning 6th Dual Enrollment US History 3rd Dual Enrollment US History 7th AP World History 4th AP World History 8th Planning
- AP World History: Google Classroom
- Dual Enrollment US History: Google Classroom
Gradebook & Class PageNHS Tutoring Request PagePhoenixNHS Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policyAll classes determine a student’s grade by utilizing two categories of assessments when calculating the quarter grade. Summative assessments include tests, essays, and projects and will determine 90% of the grade. Formative assessments, including homework and classwork, will determine 10% of the grade.
Reassessments are an option for students who earn below an 83% on the original assessment. Prior remediation is required before taking the reassessment. Remediation assignments and reassessments must be completed in accordance with the published deadlines. Students may earn up to a 83% on the reassessment.
Retests will ONLY be given on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:00 and on Wednesday afternoon at 4:10pm.