Scott Pasek-History Teacher/Focus School
In the World History class at Paris Gibson students will be gaining knowledge of World History using several different methods for independent study. Some of those would include; working on answering higher level thinking questions, writing about historical topics using the 4 point constructed response, and making and presenting powerpoints regarding significant topics found in World History. The students will also be writing and completing a research paper.Other assignments are available upon negotiation with the individual student. New assessments are being written that offer a more student-centered approach.
Mr. Pasek is teaching all of the Paris 12th grade government classes this year and into the future. There are 3 formats for students to choose from to complete their government course requirements. There are paper and pencil learning guides, the course is also delivered through student participation in seminars. The final method of course completion would be delivered through OdysseyWare computer software program. I very much look forward to helping students understand the complexities of modern government and many of the current events that effect their lives.
The Focus School Hours are from 8:30 PM to 2:45 PM. The Focus School accepts students with past behaviors that have hindered their success. The goal of the Focus School is to help students earn their credits in a positive, friendly, classroom study environment in which structure and supervision are clearly present. Upon demonstrating at least; 95% attendance over a 20 day period, 6-12 units earned per week, and meeting the behavioral expectations, the student will be considered for integration back into the Paris Day School Program.
Career and Technical Education Government class. This class is for senior age students, (12th grade) who are currently enrolled in either; welding, automotive and carpentry. The class curriculum is delivered through a computerized program of study called Odyssey. It is taught from 7:30-2:45 daily at Paris Gibson Students receive their log-in information upon enrollment and can access their coursework from any location that has internet capabilities.