Professional BiographyMs. Susan BensonSocial Sciences and Global Studies
Ms. Benson teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History and Advanced Placement U.S. & Comparative Government and Politics. She has over 20 years experience as an AP teacher, AP Coordinator and Department Chair in both Fairfax and Loudoun County schools. Calendars, study guides, and assignments for her courses are available through the Phoenix portal listed below. Ms. Benson is available daily for extra help from 8:30 - 9:00am in room L407. History Honor Society will also have students available for peer tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 - 9:00am in room L609.
Ms. Benson's 2018-19 Schedule:
1st AP U.S. & Comp. Government 5th AP U.S. History 2nd AP U.S. & Comp. Government 6th AP U.S. History 3rd planning in L509 7th study hall 4th AP U.S. History 8th department planning
Course Information Gradebook & Class PageNHS Tutoring Request PagePhoenixAll of my class information can be found in StudentVUE/ParentVUE.Click the Phoenix link above.NHS Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policyAll History 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. Formative assessments will be accepted late for 50% credit.
Reassessments are an option for students who earn below an 84% 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 an 84% on the reassessment.
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