- The purpose of this policy is to allow you to take personal responsibility for your time, actions and workload.
- Generally, our assignments are due at the end of the business day on their due date (unless otherwise specified)... this means officially 5pm, however there will be an automatic grace granted until midnight.
- You have five late days to use however you choose (except on the final project... there are no late days allowed for the final project, or in class assessments). Use your late days wisely. The purpose of this is so that we do not have to field many requests for extensions. If you ask if you are allowed to use your late days, the answer is NO... Read the previous sentence.
- After you have used your three late days, we will assign late work penalties in focus. This will give you the opportunity to wake up early on a Saturday morning in order to finish your work :)
- Late assignments will be accepted and may incur a 10% penalty per day (up to a maximum penalty of 30%).
- If you have an excused absence for illness, travel, or family emergencies you may have an extension of one day for each day you were excused to turn in the assignment (this does not apply to excused absences for local sporting events).
- If you know that you will have an excused absence on the day of a scheduled test, prior to your absence, please make arrangements to take the test. For all other EXCUSED absences you will have one day for each day you were absent to schedule to take the missed test.
- If you need additional late days, you may ask for an extension, however, not wanting to use your late days is not a valid reason for asking for an extension.
- If you request an extension, you must: 1) ask before the due date; 2) indicate when you will turn in the work. We do not honor open ended extension requests.
- We will keep track of your late days used in our gradebooks. If you would like to know the balance, just ask (though we expect that you are capable of keeping track of this on your own).
- We are not ogres, despite our appearance, if you are having problems with promptness, come talk to us. We will work to reach a mutually agreeable solution.
For Your Convenience
The school-wide late work policy is posted here. This is what appears on the paper given you by your adviser early in the school year.
It is critical to your success at NCSSM that you not only attend class, but that you complete your class assignments in a timely manner. Thus, in every course any assignment made by the previous class period, or at least 18 hours in advance, must be completed by the beginning of each class (or as required by your instructor). If that is not the case, you will be reported by your instructor as having Late Work (i.e. failed to complete a course assignment by the announced deadline). The sanction for every Late Work accumulated will be the same as for a Severe Tardy—one hour Saturday morning Restricted Study. You can be repeatedly marked for Late Work every class meeting that the assignment remains outstanding and (as with Tardies) your fifth report of Late Work will result in four nights of Early In-Room Restriction. Consequently, it is very important that you either complete each of your assignments on time or contact your instructor in advance to arrange for an extension.