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Extra Credit

EXTRA CREDIT is offered periodically throughout the school year. Extra credit is not intended to be a quick fix for an academic grade deficiency at the end of a grading period. Students can earn up to a maximum of 3% of their total grade with extra credit points. Announcements are made in class for extra credit events. The majority of extra credit events occur on weekends. Read below for more information!

Extra Credit Events this year may include:
Chemistry Expo
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
Earth Day Participant
Famosa Slough Volunteer
...and more.

Famosa Slough Volunteer Extra Credit

Odd numbered months, 2nd Saturday, 9am-12pm
Earn extra credit at the Famosa Slough, and as a bonus, you can earn service hours too! Volunteers help plant new California native wetland plants, remove invasive species, and do general cleanup of the Famosa Slough wetland area.  You are welcome to bring the family to help participate in this rewarding community habitat restoration event.  Whether you go by yourself (>14 years old!) or come with your family, San Diego City Parks requires a signed permission and waiver form.  If you are <14 years old, you must attend with your parent/guardian.This form is available in class, at the slough, or you can download and print it out (link is at the bottom of this page - City Volunteer Waiver). Only an adult can sign the form. If you don't have a signed form, you will not be allowed to participate.
To earn extra credit, fill out the form from class (also available for download at the bottom of this page) and have one of the work party leaders sign it to verify that you volunteered from 9am-12pm. (if you worked only part of the 3 hours, you will only earn part of the extra credit points).  
Be sure to wear work clothes and bring work gloves if you have them. Gloves and tools are provided and they usually have refreshments too.  For more information about the Slough, visit http://www.FamosaSlough.org or call 619-224-4591.

Extra Credit documents are located at the bottom of this page!

Paul Rubens,
Nov 12, 2009, 8:51 AM
Paul Rubens,
Nov 12, 2009, 8:51 AM