Course Syllabus

ESL Syllabus

Dear Families, 

Welcome to the high school! I look forward to getting to know you better over the course of the year. 

Entering a new school year with higher student accountability and more work can be difficult to balance at first. While I encourage parents to be supportive and involved with their children’s education, I also ask that students be allowed to complete their own work independently. Through doing their own work, students build skills they will need to be successful for the rest of their time in high school and beyond.

For ESL, our goal is to support students’ learning ability so that they can compete with confidence in any class they take at Wellesley High School. The units for the year reinforce important skills such as essay writing, grammar, and research, as well as build vocabulary around the content areas of science, history, math and English. 


Grading Policy

  • 50% Tests, Papers, Vocabulary Quizzes, and Reading Quizzes
  • 30% Homework Assignments*
  • 20% Class Discussion and Notes


Please Note: Homework (the exception being papers) can be made up for half credit, if turned in during the quarter it was assigned.  Students who were sick have 24 hours to complete missing work, with the exception of long illnesses. I encourage students to stay after school with me and make up work. 


Materials for Class


  • 3 Ring Binder (at least 2 inches...3 is better)
  • Loose leaf paper for your binder (notebooks can be tricky in binders, or easily damaged over the course of the year). 
  • One subject notebook that will stay in the classroom. 
  • Pencils, Pens
  • A laptop
  • Access to Canvas, an online classroom/homework tool. Students are encouraged to use the WHS library as well as the Wellesley Free Library, if they do not have access to wifi or printers. 



  • Dividers in a notebook
  • Highlighter
  • Smart device (Smart phone, and/or Tablet)


Contact Me


Phone: 781 446 6290 x 4310 


Email is a better way to contact me than phone. If you wish to have a phone call, I have found it easiest to email me to set up a time to talk on the phone. Please give me at least 24 hours to respond to your email.  Thank you!


Best Regards, 

Jenna Stacy


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