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Alisa Parsons

Hello!

I currently teach US History, AP US History and AP World History at Hayward High. I must say my favorite part of teaching is working with students and attempting to generate interest in a subject that is not normally a favorite to most high school students. It is truly exciting to watch their interest grow as they start asking questions about current and past events. I expect students to actively participate in ALL classroom activities (notes, lectures, projects, discussions, etc.) and maintain the highest academic expectations for all of my students. I will provide them with the necessary support and instruction in class for them to reach these expectations and hope that you can help support and encourage that at home as well. I offer students office hours to come see me and ask questions, make up late work, or talk about grades Monday - Friday at Lunch or they can schedule an appointment with me for after school.

 

I strive to have updated grades posted for students weekly with the exception of large projects that may require more time for me to grade. In this case, grades will be posted bi-weekly. At the end of each month students will also be sent home with a progress report to show their parents and get signed before returning it to me. This progress report will show ALL missing assignments a student can make up for credit as well as show you, the parent, their current grade in the class.

 

Students will be given open note weekly quizzes on Friday to test the content we covered during the week. There will also be comprehensive chapter tests given every 1-2 chapters (roughly every month). Students can also expect 1-2 homework assignments a week. Most of these are to be completed outside of class and turned in at the beginning of class. There is a penalty for work turned in late, so students need to be responsible for getting assignments completed on time. To help students stay on track, you can find all my homework assignments on my course website on the US History calendar - they are uploaded either before I assign the work or the day it is assigned in class. Assignments will appear on the calendar the day they are due.

 

I will also attempt to use a program called Remind 101 throughout the year. With this program, parents and students can sign up to get a text message reminder sent to their phone about current assignments. While I do use this program, I may not always have time to send out text reminders, so the best reference for what students are assigned and when things are due will still be to visit the class website.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I can respond much quicker via email if you need to reach me - aparsons@husd.k12.ca.us

teaching schedule: normal days

Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Period 0   7:10-8:05  AP World History
Period 1    8:15-9:13     AP United States History
Period 2    9:20-10:18 US History P
Period 3   10:40-11:45  Prep
Period 4   11:52-12:50  AP World History
Lunch      12:50-1:20  Lunch
Period 5   1:27-2:25  US History P
Period 6    2:32-3:30  No class

teaching schedule: block days

Wednesday     Thursday    
Period 0   7:10-8:05  AP World History Period 0   7:10-8:05  AP World History
Period 1   8:15-10:00 AP United States History Period 2   8:15-10:00   US History P
Period 3  10:22-12:14  Prep Period 4  10:22 12:14  AP World History
Lunch     12:14-12:44  Lunch Lunch     12:14-12:44  Lunch
Period 5    12:51-2:36  US History P Period 6  12:51-2:36  No class

 

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Alisa Parsons
Social Science Teacher
Room A-26
aparsons@husd.k12.ca.us
Ext. 61217
(510) 723-3170

The best way to get in contact with me is e-mail.

 

 


At HHS since: 2009

Teaching since: 2006

Undergraduate College(s): CSU Monterey Bay

Degree(s): BA: Liberal Studies, BA: Human Communication

Major(s): History

Minor(s): Sport Management, Coaching

Graduate College(s):  Boston University 

Degree(s): Masters of Arts in Teaching: History

Graduate College(s):  Concordia University

Degree(s): Masters of Education: School Administration

Subjects Taught: Geography, AP US History, US History, AP World History, World History, American Government/Econ