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.
Ms. Allison Alexander
Hello! My name is Allison Alexander and for the 2018-2019 school year I am teaching Law Enforcement 1 and 2, Court Systems and Practices, and Practicum of Law Enforcement. This is my fourth year teaching here and I am thrilled to be back at Prosper High School. I began my teaching career at Sherman High School teaching Principles of Law and Law Enforcement 1. While here at PHS I have taught Law Enforcement 1 and 2, Courts Systems and Practices and Practicum of Law. I have taught for five years, employed in law enforcement for 10 years, and currently hold my advanced peace officer license. I truly enjoy teaching students about the criminal justice system. I love seeing their minds turning with questions and learning to look at things differently. Its a joy to watch them grow passionate about a subject I love. My goal is to form positive relationships with my students and hopefully change the way students perceive law enforcement into a more positive light. I want them to become critical thinkers and problem solvers out in the real world so they are better prepared for their day-to-day life.
As well as teaching I work with the Prosper ISD Police Department by providing security at different events throughout the district. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, family and friends, CrossFit, traveling, 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: Monday and Friday on B days only.
I am usually in my room by 7:45 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 unless I am working an event for PISD PD.
*I am off campus 1st and 2nd period on A days due to my Law Enforcement Practicum class. If you need tutoring or to meet with me for any reason, please contact me via e-mail to set up an appointment: ABAlexander@prosper-isd.net.
1st- 8:20-9:50 am- Practicum of Law
2nd- 10:31 am-12:01 pm- Practicum of Law
3rd- 12:07-2:17 pm- Law Enforcement 2
4th- 2:23-3:53 pm- Conference period
Eagle Nation News- 2:07-2:17 pm
Eagle Time/PLCs- 9:50-10:25 am
Tutoring: 7:45-8:15 AM TUTORING
5th- 8:20-9:50 am- Law Enforcement 2
6th- 10:31 am-12:01 pm- Court Systems and Practices
7th- 12:07-2:17 pm- Law Enforcement 1
8th- 2:23-3:53 pm- Conference
Eagle Nation News- 2:07-2:17 pm
Eagle Time/PLCs- 9:50-10:25 am
Officer Alexander’s Law Enforcement and Courts Class
Standard Operating Procedures
MATERIALS NEEDED: Black pens, pencils, highlighters, notebook paper, three ring binder, dividers.
Students are expected to come to class with all materials needed, every class period. The Law Enforcement 2, Courts, and Practicum classes are higher level classes so students are expected to follow instructions that they are expected to follow in their higher education and career paths.
ASSIGNMENT POLICY: 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 HAND CORNER. All assignments will either be turned in to the file tray that corresponds to your class period or through email with a google doc/google classroom that I will be able to access and edit if needed. The file trays are located on the window side of the room under the thin blue line flag, and my email address is ABAlexander@prosper-isd.net.
COPYING 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 and/or Coach will be notified.
TALKING ABOUT PHONES…. you will not be permitted to have your 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, apple 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 an assigned pocket for each cell phone in the back of my room on the storage closet. 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 your phone being confiscated and you will receive a detention.
HOMEWORK: Yes, you will have homework. I will give you class time to work on a majority of the assignments, but if you are not finished by the end of the class period, I will let you know if it is to be done as homework. There will be more projects that will count as your exam grades as well. We are moving towards a more student based learning system where you will be required to participate in group projects, individual projects, projects that you present to the class. Additionally, there will be 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 will be there 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. 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 or Eagle Time if you are falling behind.
The reason this is so strict is because whenever you are working in a criminal justice related field and the supervisor gives you a date when something is due to be submitted, you will not get extra days to complete it. Whenever you turn it in it has to be to the supervisor’s satisfaction right then or it will be sent back and told 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 be in the storage cubes on the same table as where you turn in your homework. These storage cubes are labeled by class and will contain all unit outlines, PowerPoint’s, handouts, quizzes, grading rubrics, or any other important papers you may have missed while you were gone. It is your responsibility to pick up all pages needed before the tardy bell rings. 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 re-take the assignment for a high grade of 70%. You have up to FIVE days after an assignment has been graded and returned to re-do/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 re-do the assignment or re-take a test by completing the following:
- Complete corrections during my tutorial hours or Eagle Time.
- 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 not do to an assignment during the class period (meaning you slept, goofed off, worked on other things, etc.), you will not be allowed to retake or re-do that assignment.
If you ever need tutoring or have problems/need help with anything in my class, I will be in my room by 7:45-8:00 am each B day. If I am not in my room and it is a B day, I will leave a note outside the door stating where I am, if I am on campus. If you attempted to come to tutoring and I was not there, leave a note under the door so I know you made an effort to come by. A days I will be off campus due to Practicum.
My desk is OFF LIMITS. Do not touch anything on my desk, my storage closet (except for where your cell phone is placed), 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 have labeled drawers 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 the ones that are not returned as they should be. 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.
*CLEAN UP!* YOU will need to be sure your 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. The first time I have to pick up any trash or food off of your desk or the floor, the entire class’ eating privileges will be taken away for a month. This is called probation. Do NOT be the one to ruin it for everyone else. Under no circumstances will you write on your desk or put gum on the bottom of your desk or chair. There are two trash cans in the room, one by the front door and one by my desk. Please use them.
I am very excited to be teaching 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.
Officer Allison Alexander
Law Enforcement 1, 2, Court Systems and Practices, Practicum of Law Instructor
Prosper ISD Police Officer #1307
301 Eagle Drive
Prosper, TX, 75068
469-219-2180 EXT 80701
**If you and a parent/guardian sign these guidelines on the next page and return it to me by Friday, August 24, 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. **
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If you have any questions or concerns please note them below or email me at ABAlexander@prosper-isd.net