WELCOME TO MR. WILEY'S HOMEPAGE
WELCOME, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:
I would like to welcome you and your student to R.J. Reynolds High School. Building good study habits is an important part of the high school experience, so each student will be expected to keep a notebook specifically for his or her history class. I look forward to your support this year. If at any time in the year you have questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
CIVICS AND ECONOMICS
In the first semester of Civics and Economics we will explore the origins and structure of the United States Government. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible and effective citizens. The curriculum of the second semester will examine the fundamental principles of economics and the structure, influences, and institutions of the US economy in particular. Students will gain a broader understanding of why our domestic economy works as it does and how it fits into the global economy.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
The ESL Civics class is a sheltered instruction environment specifically established for students learning English as a second language. The class size is generally smaller than in standard classrooms and instruction emphasizes English proficiency as well as the standard Civics curriculum. Like all other Civics students, students in the ESL cluster class will take the North Carolina End of Course Test.HONORS and SEMINAR EXPECTATIONS
Honors and Seminar Civics and Economics are high-level classes specifically designed for the highly gifted, self motivated student, with an emphasis on independent thinking. The curriculum, while following the standards established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, focuses more heavily on independent research, group work and presentation. Honors and Seminar students do more extensive reading and writing and are expected to perform at a higher level than Civics students in other classes.