Phone: 469-219-2180 ext 80701
Degrees and Certifications:
Associates of Applied Science from Grayson College in Criminal Justice. Bachelors of Arts major/minor from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Criminal Justice. Currently attending The University of Oklahoma Graduate School to obtain a Masters of Criminal Justice. Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Advanced Peace Officer License. Teaching Certification in Trade and Industry by TEA
Ms. Allison Alexander
Hi there and welcome to my page! My name is Allison Alexander and for the 2019-2020 school year I am teaching Law Enforcement 1 and 2, Court Systems and Practices, and Practicum of Law Enforcement. This is my fifth year teaching here and I am thrilled to be at Prosper High School. I began my teaching career at Sherman High School teaching Principles of Law and Law Enforcement 1. Since my time began at PHS I have taught Law Enforcement 1 and 2, Courts Systems and Practices and Practicum of Law. I have taught for a total of six years, was employed in law enforcement for 11 years, and currently hold my advanced peace officer, field training officer, mental health peace officer, and basic instructor licenses. I truly enjoy teaching students about the criminal justice system. I love seeing their minds turn with questions and learn to look at things differently. It is a joy to watch them grow passionate about a subject I love. My goal is to form positive relationships with my students and while helping students see law enforcement in a more positive light. I want my kids to become critical thinkers and problem solvers so when they go out in the real world they are better prepared for their day-to-day life.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, family and friends, working out, traveling, listening to audible books, and anything involving the University of Oklahoma where I am currently enrolled as a graduate student.
Conference: 4th- A day; 8th- B day
Eagle Time: Daily
I am usually in my room by 7:30 am on B days if you wish to come in for tutoring. If you need tutoring after school please let me know so I can arrange on being here.
*I am usually off campus 1st and 2nd period on A days due to my Law Enforcement Practicum class at the Collin County Courthouse. If you need tutoring or to meet with me for any reason on the morning of an A day, please contact me via e-mail to set up an appointment: ABAlexander@prosper-isd.net.
Tutoring by appointment only
1st- 8:30 am-10:00 am- Practicum of Law
2nd- 10:07 am-11:37 am- Practicum of Law
3rd- 11:44 am-1:44 pm- Law Enforcement 2
Eagle Time/PLCs-1:44 pm-2:22 pm
4th- 2:29-3:59 pm- Conference period (Not in classroom)
After school tutoring by appointment. I am usually on campus until 4:30-5:00.
Tutoring: 7:35-8:20 AM TUTORING
5th- 8:30- am-10:00 am- Law Enforcement 2
6th- 10:07 am-11:37 am- Court Systems and Practices
7th- 11:44 am-1:44 pm- Law Enforcement 1
Eagle Time/PLCs- 1:44 pm-2:22 pm
8th- 2:29 pm-3:59 pm- Conference (Not in classroom)
After school tutoring by appointment. I am usually on campus until 4:30-5:00.
Ms. Alexander’s Law Enforcement Classes
Standard Operating Procedures
- Every class: Pen/pencil, highlighters, notebook paper
- Occasionally with notice: Map pencils/markers/crayons, glue, scissors, rulers, poster board
- Recommended, but not required: A three ring binder and dividers for organizational needs.
Students are expected to come to class with all necessary materials every class period. The Law Enforcement 2, Court System and Practices, and Practicum of Law classes are higher level classes. Students are expected to follow all instructions while in my class so they are better prepared for whatever path they choose after high school.
All assignments must have the FIRST AND LAST NAME of the student, along with the DATE, ASSIGNMENT NAME, and CLASS PERIOD in the UPPER RIGHT OR LEFT HAND CORNER. All assignments will either be turned in to the file tray that corresponds to your class period, located on the window side of the room under the thin blue line flag, or through google classroom. Each class has their own google classroom code so they can access all class information 24/7. The codes for each class is as follows:
- 1st/2nd Period Practicum of Law: bldemp8
- 3rd Period Law Enforcement 2: lwwf4es
- 5th Period Law Enforcement 2: ewxuki
- 6th Period Court Systems and Practices: d2kecl
- 7th Period Law Enforcement 1: 1li58r
As soon as a google classroom assignment is created, students are required to share that assignment with me so I am able to access it, keep track of their progress, and assist the student if needed.
COPYING/CHEATING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!
Copying your answers off the internet or a fellow classmate is strictly prohibited. If it’s not your work originally, don’t claim it as your own. This is plagiarism. If you are caught cheating in class, the person allowing the copying and the person copying will both be given a zero on the assignment. You will also not be permitted to use your phone or a computer while completing assignments unless given permission. This will also be documented on the discipline management plan and your AP, Coach, and parents will be notified.
TALKING ABOUT PHONES….
NO STUDENT will be permitted to have a phone out, visible, heard, seen, etc. without sole permission from me to use it for educational purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, headphones, earbuds, iPod, iPad, tablets, smart watches, etc. Any of these items will be taken up and sent to the AP’s office where you will have to pay the $15.00 fine to get it back. I keep assigned pockets for each cell phone in two shoe organization racks hanging in the room. You will have an assigned pocket for your phone and you are expected to put it there before the bell rings. Keeping your phone by lying will result in me confiscating your phone and a detention.
Yes, you will have homework. I will give you ample class time to work on a majority of the assignments, but if you are not finished by the end of the class period then I will let you know if it is to be done as homework. There will be more projects that will count as your summative grades as well. We are moving towards a more quality questioning/student based learning system where you will be required to participate in class discussions, group projects, individual projects, projects that you present to the class, and projects that will be displayed in the hall throughout the year. I know each and every one of you are capable of higher level work and I am here to help you every step of the way. This is going to give you the chance to not only learn from me as your teacher, but from your fellow students as well. How you perform in class for me determines how many field trips we will take throughout the year, too. I have faith in you all! We’ve got this!
LATE WORK POLICY:
1 class day late: Highest grade possible is 90%
2 class days late: Highest grade possible is 80%
3 class days late: Highest grade possible is 70%
After the third day, no late work will be accepted. At that point, your grade will be put in the computer as a 0. This does not include excused absences due to illness, family emergencies, school events, etc. If you have one of those legitimate excuses, you are expected to turn in your work the class period after you receive it. Students only have until the end of the three week grading period to turn in work. If by Friday when you leave class you haven’t turned in your work and it’s the last Friday of the grading period, you will receive a 0. Make sure you take advantage of my tutoring hours and/or Eagle Time if you are falling behind.
The reason this is so strict is because whenever you work in a criminal justice related field and the supervisor gives you a date that something is to be submitted, you will not receive extra days to complete it. When you submit it, it has to be to the supervisor’s satisfaction or it will be sent back and you have to redo it immediately. If it is not complete or up to standards you can be written up, counseled, or even fired.
MAKE UP WORK POLICY:
If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, it is your responsibility to make up the missed assignment. Missed work is in the white metal basket on the same table you turn your homework in to. A majority of all unit outlines, PowerPoint’s, assignments, grading rubrics, or any other important papers you may have missed while you were gone are on google classroom. All others are in the metal basket. If you have any questions about where to locate your assignment, ask me. It is your responsibility to pick up all assignments missed. Students have the same number of days in which they were absent to make up missed tests and assignments. PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED WORK AND ANNOUNCED TESTS WILL BE DUE UPON RETURN TO SCHOOL. (Consideration will be given for serious, extended illnesses with appropriate documentation.)
If you fail an assignment or test, you may redo or retake the assignment for a high grade of 70%. You have up to FIVE days after an assignment has been graded and returned to redo/retake a failed assignment, unless it’s the end of a three or nine week grading period in which you have until the end of the day. For assignments with a grade below a 70%, you are permitted an opportunity to redo the assignment or retake a test by completing the following:
- Complete corrections during my tutorial hours or Eagle Time. NOT DURING CLASS TIME OR ON YOUR OWN!
- The date of the redo/retake must be no later than five days after the assignment has been graded and returned to you.
- If you simply decide to not do an assignment during the class period (meaning you slept, goofed off, worked on other things, etc.), you will not be allowed to retake or redo that assignment.
If you ever want to attend tutoring or have problems/need help with anything in my class, I will be in my room by 7:30-7:45 am each B day, and some A days. If you attempted to come to tutoring and I was not there, please leave a note under the door so I know you made an effort to come by. A days I may be off campus due to Practicum.
My desk is OFF LIMITS.
Do not touch anything on/in my desk, my storage closet, and/or my file cabinets unless you ask me and I grant you permission. There will be no need to borrow supplies from my desk. I have provided numerous supplies that you may need on the bookshelves in the back of the room. All of the containers are labeled so you know what supplies are where. If you see you are missing something, go and get it from this location. If I don’t have it, then you probably don’t need it for my class. You do not have to ask permission to get up, but you do have to return whatever it is you borrowed if it is applicable to the item you borrowed, i.e. pen, white-out, highlighter, etc. These supplies must last throughout the year. I have bought these supplies with my own money so I will not be replacing them once I run out. This does not include any paper supplies, paper clips, or staples. Feel free to donate any supplies to our class if you notice something is running low.
YOU will need to be sure your and your classmates area is neat and all trash is picked up before you leave the class. You will be allowed to eat and drink (the drink must have a lid!!) in my class as long as you pick up after yourself. There are two trash cans in the room, one by the front door and one by my desk. Please use them. The first time I have to pick up any trash or food off of your desk or the floor, the entire class receives a strike. Once a class reaches five strikes, everyone in the class will write the penal code for the rest of that class period, and the next. Do NOT be the one to ruin it for everyone else. Under no circumstances will you write on your desk, put gum on the bottom of your desk or chair, not push in your chair, plug in your computer, etc.
I am very excited to teach everyone a subject that I love. I hope you will learn to love and respect the criminal justice system as I do. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime. I want my students to be successful in this class and have fun while learning.
Law Enforcement 1, 2, Court Systems and Practices, Practicum of Law Instructor
301 Eagle Drive
Prosper, TX, 75068
469-219-2180 EXT 80701
**If you and a parent/guardian sign below and return it to me by Friday, August 23 (B day), you will receive a 100 as a daily grade. THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL. In doing so, you are agreeing that both you and your parent/guardian have read and understood these guidelines as they are set forth. If there are any questions/concerns/comments, please feel free to email me, note them on the next page, or schedule a time to see me either before or after school. ** (Don’t forget to write your name/date/class period on the top of this page, as well as the first page of these guidelines.)
Parent/Guardian Signature Date
Student Signature Date
If you have any questions or concerns please note them below or email me at ABAlexander@prosper-isd.net