Waynesville High School

    Course Syllabus

    Exploring Art


    I.          Designated Grade Level: 9-12             Department: Art


                Prerequisite: None                                          Course Duration: One Semester


                Instructor: Ronni Jeter                                                Credits: One Half




    Email Address: rojeter@waynesvill.k12.mo.us        Phone:  573-842-2400                                                            


    II.        Required books:

                Art Talk textbook to be used in class, $78.00 if not returned when checked out.


    III.       Student Supply requirements:

              (For Seated Classroom)                                        (For Virtual School at Home)

                1.  Two #2 pencils                                            1.  Notebook Paper

                2.  A pocket folder and paper                             2.  pencils

                                                                                       3.  eraser

                                                                                       4.  pencil sharpener

                                                                                       5.  drawing paper sketchbook 9"x12" or similar

                                                                                       6.  8 pack of markers or larger

                                                                                       7.  8 pack of colored pencils or larger

                                                                                       8.  ruler

    If you and your family need help with these art supplies for your Virtual Classroom, please email your teacher to let them know.  Arrangements will be made for you to pick up a packet of art supplies from your school.


    IV.       Course Rationale:

     Exploring Art is a one semester course which provides a foundation for students and   introduces them to a variety of processes and concepts in the visual arts.


    V.        Course Description:

    This introductory art course is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of art and provide students with experiences in the use of a variety of art media.


    VI.       Course Priority Standards:

    PS1.  Use multiple approaches to begin creaive endeavors.

    PS2.  Engage in making a work of art without having a preconceived plan.

    PS3.  Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art that explore a concept.

    PS4.  Shape artistic investigation of aspects of present day life using contemporary art practices.

    PS5. Choose from a range of material and methods of traditional and contemporary art practices to plan works of art.


    VII.      Grading:



    Summative Assessments will total 60% of a students final grade.  This category includes summative studio projects and the final exam.

    Formative Assessments will make up 40% of a students final grade.  This category includes assignments such as vocabulary, questions, worksheets, practice drawings and quizzes.

    Make up work and make up tests: Students will be allowed to make up work and test missed due to excused absences.  It is the students responsibility to check for missed work and make arrangements with the teacher for making this work up.  Students will have the same amount of days to make up work as days of the excused absence.   All make up work must be done in outside of class time.

    Homework: All book and studio work is done in the classroom.  However, if a student does not complete book work he or she may finish at home that night.  

    Interventions:  Academic assistance after school or Tiger Time Passes.

    Cheating: Any student found to be cheating will receive a 0% on the assignment for which the cheating took place.  Contact will then be made with his or her principle and guardian concerning this matter.


                Grading Scale:

                            90 - 100           A

                            80 - 89             B

                            70- 79              C

                            60 – 69            D

                            59 - below       F


    VIII.    Classroom Behavior Expectations:

    All students are expected to follow the rules set forth in the student handbook and any rules I should set.  Students are expected to stay on task and not fall behind in their work.  Students who are unwilling to adapt to classroom/handbook expectations will be counseled one time for each concern by the instructor.  If the behavior continues referral to their principle will result. Basic rules and expectations are posted in the classroom.

    ELECTRONIC DEVICES:  Only school issued Chromebook to be used after instructions are given and all personal student electronics are not allowed out during class time unless permission given by the teacher in the classroom.  This includes while a substitute teacher is in the room.


    Rules and Expectations

    1.  Do not talk when the teacher is talking.

    2.  Do not argue with the teacher.

    3.  Be respectful to everyone and the classroom environment.

    4.  Listen to and follow all instructions.

    5.  Take care of tools and materials.

    6.  Clean up after yourself.



    1.  Verbal Warning

    2.  Conference with Teacher

    3.  Discipline referral and student to principal      









Last Modified on August 19, 2021