•  Professional Biography
    Riverside Rams! Jennifer High
     Social Science

    I am thrilled to begin my first year at Riverside High School.  This will be my sixteenth year as a high school teacher and my experience includes public and private schools in Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia.  Before joining the Ram Fam I taught AP US History and US History at Potomac Falls High School for four years.  I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Salisbury University for my undergraduate degree.  I obtained my Master of Arts in Teaching from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and have more recently earned eighteen graduate level history credits from George Mason.  

    Teaching truly is the best job in the world and I consider it to be a privilege to have an opportunity to work with your children.  I consider it to be a responsibility of a quality educator to bring out the best in students and challenge them with a rigorous and relevant environment.  I am very passionate about my subject matter and am committed to continue my own studies in history in order to enhance the experience of my students.

    Although I played lacrosse and rugby in college, I have transitioned into triathlon in my older years.  When I am not in the classroom or hitting the pavement I enjoy spending time with my family.  I have a wonderful husband and we are fortunate to have three wonderful children.  

                                                                                          High Family

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding the class.  I also encourage you to join Google Classroom by simply clicking on your child's course in the schedule below and adding the corresponding code.

    My 2018-19 Schedule:

     1st Intro to AP World code: jjw97bj  5th   US History DE code: cu8rs6 
     2nd Intro to AP World code: quns745  6th   Duty - L200/300 Hallway Duty
     3rd Planning  7th   US History DE code: a1puoaf 
     4th US History DE code: kcy758a  8th   Common SSGS Planning

    High's US History Dual Enrollment Website: https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/ushistoryde-high/home

    High's Intro AP World History Website: https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/highintroapwh/home

    US History Dual Enrollment Retake/Makeup Google SignUp:
    US History DE Announcements:
    Homework - Read the following articles by 8/29 (B-day) & 9/3 (A-day)
    Vocabulary Summaries/Outline (Chapter 1- Lesson 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4) Due: September 3
    Vocabulary Summaries/Outline (Chapter 1- Lesson 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3) Due: September 5
    Supplies List:
    Intro to AP World History
    • #2 pencils
    • Blue or Black Pen
    • Highlighters
    • Glue Sticks
    • Spiral Notebook (with dividers that have folders)
    • Tissues (one large box OR two small boxes)
    Dual Enrollment 
    • #2 pencils
    • Blue or Black Pen
    • Highlighters
    • 3-Ring Binder
    • Notebook Paper
    • Tissues (one large box OR two small boxes)
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page
    NHS Tutoring Request Page
    Phoenix Gradebook
    Department Grading Policy Department Reassessment policy

    All 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 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 a 84% on the reassessment. 

    Retests will ONLY be given on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 8:15 and on the afternoon of the activity bus.