Advanced Graphic Design I Class Guidebook | Mrs. Wong | Room 200H

Contact Info


After School Hours/Extra Help:

  • Tuesday & Thursday, 2:20 - 3:20pm

Red Days - Room 200H, Blue Days - Room 145

  • Red Day CDS - Room 200H
Becca B., Logo Design, 2016


Semester Goals:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate strong proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  2. Students will proficiently apply the elements and principles of design to the creation unique print design projects.
  3. Students will begin to develop an individual design portfolio.

Programs Used in Classroom:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC

Materials Provided by Students:

  • Designated class folder on desktop
  • Flash Drive
John S., Typography Portrait, 2013

Classroom Expectations


  • Students are expected to arrive on time. You are expected to be in your seat and ready for the start of class when the bell rings. On "studio" days, you are expected to get right to work.
  • Attendance is a part of class participation. If you are frequently absent, your class participation will suffer unless you make an effort to make up lost time.
  • In the case of group work, you are responsible to be present and helpful to your group. If your group members have to make up the bulk of the work, your grade will reflect that.
  • When absent, check Google Classroom and/or for the current assignment.

Classroom Equipment:

  • Please use the classroom iMacs responsibly. If you break them, we no longer have them to use. Be sure when you arrive and when you leave there is a keyboard and mouse at your station.
  • If something happens to the equipment as you are using it, please let Mrs. Wong know right away.
  • Do not move any of the lab equipment without instructor permission.
  • Do not open or alter student files; move or use student documents.

To Ensure Success:

  1. No food or drink in the classroom. Drinks are allowed if in a sealed, screw top container. We have a lot of expensive equipment in the room and food and drink spills can damage the equipment. If you have any trash at your station, throw it away before you leave.
  2. No cell phones. Keep them out of sight and out of mind unless you are getting a photo needed for your project from your phone. You should check with Mrs. Wong before doing this.
  3. No video games. You are in the lab to do your classwork. There is always something to do for our class and playing video games is not an acceptable use of your time.
  4. Students are expected to be engaged in the assigned work. Use your class time wisely. Ask questions, experiment, and push yourself.
  5. Be respectful of others. Our classroom is a small community and those around you deserve respect and fair treatment. Be positive, supportive and helpful. Listen to your peers when they speak in class - what they have to say is important! Only ONE person should be talking at a time. Tolerance is key not to mention that disrespect is rude and will not be tolerated. Our classroom will function with a culture of mutual respect.
  6. When the teacher is talking - all eyes up. Pause what you are working on and focus on what is being shared with you. When the teacher is talking, no one else should be. Your attention is required so you do not miss any important information and your peers can hear the teacher as well.
Lana C., Festival Poster, 2016


If you miss one or more classes, you are responsible for speaking with Mrs. Wong about making up work. If you receive a grade you are unhappy with, you have 10 days to redo the assignment (from the date you received the graded rubric) and turn it in for a new grade. After the ten day “grace period”, the original grade will become final.

Grading Weights:

  • Projects: 70%
  • Homework: 15%
  • Quizzes/Classwork: 15%

Late Work:

  • If assignments are not turned in on the date they are due, 5 points will be deducted for each day after the due date the project is not turned in. If you have extenuating circumstances preventing you from turning in your assignment on time, I ask that you please speak to me (in person or by email) so that we can discuss the situation.
  • Work that is not received at all will receive a grade of zero. All assignments should be submitted to Google Classroom on the due date.

Why Is My Grade Low?

  1. Not completing class assignments.
  2. Turning in work late.
  3. Poor work ethic.
  4. Plagiarism

Notes from the Student Handbook:

  1. Final Exams & Seniors: Students will take semester and final exams when scheduled to do so. Seniors may be exempt from the semester exams in January and May at the teachers’ discretion if the student achieved a minimum grade of an A- for the two quarters in the semester.
  2. Incompletes: A grade of Incomplete (I) will be given to a student who has unfinished course requirements because of extenuating factors such as protracted period(s) of illness. It is expected that the incomplete work be completed within ten (10) days after the close of a marking period; however, should a waiver be needed for extended time, the student should contact the Vice-Principal who will discuss the matter with the department head involved. If the work is not completed within the specified time (includes waiver where granted), the incomplete grade will become an F; otherwise the teacher will report a regular grade.
  3. Sports Eligibility: Natick High School requires that students receive a minimum passing grade of D- or above at the close of the marking period (end of each term) prior to the beginning of a season and during said season.


Student work from Advanced Graphic Design I class

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