Student Email Account
Every student in the Bismarck Public Schools has an email address through Google.
Step 1: Click on http://www.bpsapps.org
Step 2: Go to Student Login Portal
Step 3: Enter username and password
username: first initial last name
password: lunch number
Every week, all teachers at Century have tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:10 am. I am also available during 7th period in room 116. You can schedule additional tutoring with me at other times.
Century High School Grading Scale and Grading Information
A = 92-100
B = 84-91
C = 75-83
D = 65-74
The students' semester grades determine whether or not the student passes the class. The semester grade is determined through a combination of the two quarter grades and the semester final exam. If a student fails a quarter, the student could still possibly pass the course. See the Century Student Handbook for more information regarding the school's policies on grading.
Link to Century Student Handbook: http://www.chs.bismarckschools.org/chs/about-our-school/
Mrs. Sletten's Grading Policies
As an English teacher, I realize the challenges involved in grading students objectively and fairly. To address issues of subjectivity, I use rubrics and checklists often in my class to standardize my grading and ensure my practices are fair for all of my students. Another benefit of using rubrics and checklists is that my students can clearly see their accomplishments and gaps in their learning. Also, I try to use a variety of assessment methods which helps me obtain comprehensive picture of my students skills and knowledge while also allowing students of different interests and needs to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a variety of ways. I work to ensure that my assessments are meaningful so that my students can know their strengths and weaknesses. I also use goal-setting and reflection techniques to help my students can perform their very best in my class.
I use a combination of criterion-referenced and self-referenced grading models; I feel it is important for me to have a standard or goal for all of my students to meet, yet, I acknowledge that my different students have a variety of needs. For students with specific needs, I work my hardest to support them in their learning so that their performance outcomes will meet the state standards and the standards I have created for my class.
I think it is important to frequently assess my students throughout the school year. Thus I enter 2-5 grades a week and vary my modes of assessment. To prepare for graded assessments, I frequently informally assess my students in class to note their control of a skill or concept and sometimes do not grade these informal assessments.
Other Class Policies
Absences: If you know you know you will be absent for an extra-curricular, trip, or appointment, you must see me prior to get the necessary materials to stay on pace with the class. If you unexpectedly miss class, you are responsible for finding out what you missed. You have three days to make up the missed work. If you miss a test or quiz, you will have to schedule a time with me to make up the test or quiz.
Late Work: If you submit an assignment one day late, you will receive a maximum of half credit. No work that is two or more days late will be accepted.
Extra Credit: Only in rare instances do I offer extra credit. It is my belief that students learn responsibility and self-discipline through the expectation that they work hard on every assignment and assessment in my class, knowing that extra credit will not be an option.
Cheating or Plagiarism: If I find a student has clearly cheated or plagiarized an assignment, the student will receive a zero on the assignment or assessment and will not have the opportunity to make it up. In cases where students plagiarize major assignments such as the Research Paper, this policy still applies, which might result in failure for the entire semester.
About Mrs. Sletten
High School: Century High School
Undergraduate School: Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Graduate School: University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota
- Bachelors in English
- Minors in Spanish and Ethnic Studies
- Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Teach for America/Roma High School in Roma, Texas (2007-2009)
Century High School (2009-present)
- 11th grade General and AP English teacher
- JV and Varsity girls' soccer coach and film club adviser
- Career and Technology Department tutor
- 10th and 11th grade English teacher
I was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota and am married Cody Sletten who is a graphic designer in Bismarck. I love biking, running, traveling, exploring the outdoors, reading, gardening, watching movies, road trips, attending Century sporting events, being a Young Life leader, and spending time with family and friends.