• Mr. Patrick McCormack
    Department of Social Studies

    Central Dauphin High School

    717-703-5360 x 116



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    If you are looking for assignments while absent, please email me as soon as possible to receive up-to-date instructions.
    Instructions for Navigating this Website:  Please access the various areas of this website by clicking on the different links located to the right of your screen.  Students absent from class can keep up with our notes by downloading a copy of the slideshow for the current chapter.  
    Instructor’s Expectations: 


                Students will conform with the Code of Conduct and all other CDHS rules.
                Students will conduct themselves in a mature and respectful manner at all times.

                Students will actively participate in classroom discussions.

                Students will come to class prepared for each day’s lesson.

                Students will comply with all deadlines for submitting assignments.

                Students will carry their notebooks and note-taking materials each day.

                Students will consume neither food nor drink during class.

                Students will not use electronic devices unless specifically authorized to do so.

    Grading:  Students’ final grades for these courses will be determined by their four quarter averages (80%), a mid-term exam (10%), and a final exam (10%).  Quarter averages will be derived in accordance with the district secondary social studies grading protocol.
    Absences from Class:
              Students should place the highest priority on attending the regular sessions of each class, as much of the learning that occurs during the year can not be replicated through independent study.  Students have a special responsibility not to fall too far behind, as noted in the District Handbook:
                        "Secondary students absent for one or two days should contact a classmate to secure assignments.  Secondary students absent  for three or more consecutive days may phone the guidance office to request homework assignments." 
    Academic Dishonesty:
              Academic dishonesty of any sort (cheating on a test, plagiarism of a paper, etc.) will not be tolerated.  Students caught committing an act of academic dishonesty will receive a score of "0" for that particular assignment.
    Collaborative Work:  Students will occasionally have opportunities to work together in groups.  In such cases all resulting work must reflect the individual contributions of every member of the group.  Failure to participate and attempting to share the credit earned by other students is another form of academic dishonesty.
Last Modified on April 8, 2020