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Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology

1299 Bryant Ave, Mt. View, CA 94040 T 650-940-4650 x0090
2 Required Classes: English and Digital Media 3rd/Elective Class:  + Animation or Design or Film

Policies and other information
about Freestyle Academy and our classes

Freestyle Academy Normal Schedule
AM Session

9:30 am to 12:00 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 10:05 AM - 11:35 AM

PM Session

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm each weekday
except Thursdays 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

More about our alternating Thursday schedule


Works % of grade Examples Late
30% Smaller assignments designed to improve final Project or Production (e.g. Homework, exercises) Varies per class
70% Major assignments in each class (e.g. final cut films, printed art work, websites, music, revised writings) Varies per class


Freestyle Policies/Info for all classes
Classes - all students take 3 classes

Class #1 - All students must take "English":

English 3 / English 3 Honors (for Juniors)*
*Note: for MVHS Juniors, English appears as "American Literature" and "American Literature Honors"

English 4 / English 4 Honors (for Seniors)

Class #2 - All students must take "Digital Media":

Digital Media Production

Class #3 - Students can choose "Animation":


Class #3- Students can choose "Design":

Digital Photography + Graphic Design

Class #3 - Students can choose "Film":

Digital Film Production


Expected School-wide Learning Results:


To prepare students to live, learn, and work successfully in today's knowledge-based digital society, our emphasis at Freestyle will be on developing:

What Is Expected From The Student

Assessment and Grading:

Quarter grades will be determined on the basis of performance on projects and classwork. Each area of evaluation will be weighted as follows:

*Please note: Only semester grades appear on transcripts.

Grades will be assigned on the basis of the following percentages:

English Classes: Breakdown of Grading and Late Policies for Project and Prep Work:

Grade Book Update Policy:

Grades may be viewed 24/7 through individual online accounts on and will be updated every two weeks or so. Students/Parents will receive grade-viewing info by email.

Daily Assignments:

Daily assignments are determined by tasks needed to achieve project goals. Students are responsible to check assigned tasks on the online daily agenda and end goals and work toward achieving those tasks and goals.


Attendance at Freestyle is required of students from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00-3:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and also 10:05-11:35 or 1:00-2:30 on Thursdays. Note: Students may receive a failing grade "F" in a class where they accumulate 15 or more unexcused absences.

Make Up Work

Absent students are allotted the same number of absent class days to complete assignments. If a student is absent for extended periods of time, it is the student's responsibility to consult with instructor for make-up work.

Classroom Rules:

Because of the various expensive equipment provided for each student, no eating, drinking and chewing gum will be strictly enforced. Students not in their seats when class begins will receive a tardy. Cheating on any assignment or evaluation will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating will be given a zero for the item and will be subject to further disciplinary action.