American Literature
Name: Mrs. Laura Burkhour
School: Academy for Information Technology
Subjects: Early American Literature; Film & Genre Studies 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, sixth period
Location: Bistocchi Hall 604
Phone Extension: 431 
Welcome to Mrs. Burkhour's schoolwires page. Please uses the nested tabs under the Homepage for basic information on the courses. The teacher maintains Google Classrooms for her academic courses. Additional course information is posted there. Parents / guardians who want access to this information must sign-in to Google Classroom using their child's UCVTS account.  
Home Contact:  Mrs. Burkhour uses PowerSchool Parent Portal to inform parents / guardians about their child's academic progress and welcomes emails from parents/guardians who have questions about the information provided on it. The teacher reserves home contact for extenuating circumstances like behavior issues or impending course failure in order to foster in students a sense of personal responsibility for their academic success.
Class of 2020 English Summer Reading Assignment: The join code for the Class of 2020 summer reading assignment Google Classroom is hstm1k. All information about the assignments is posted there. Parents / guardians who want to learn more about the summer assignment can download the summer reading letter by clicking here, view the summer reading assignment calendar by clicking here, or ask their child to give them access to the Google Classroom.
Class of 2018 AP Research Summer Assignment: The join code for the AP Research Google Classroom is pj2vd74. Students are expected to finalize the AP Seminar Research Question and Description worksheet completed at the end of their AP Seminar experience and to solidify their content mentor and provide the teacher with his / her contact information. Students also are expected to re-check the AP Research Google Classroom on Monday, July 10, 2017, for additional requisite coursework they need to complete over the summer break based on information the teacher learns during her AP Research teacher certification course.
Recommended Student School Supplies for the 2017-2018 Academic Year: Students enrolled in a course taught by Mrs. Burkhour are required to have the following supplies for each and every class in order to take full advantage of the learning venture: standard blue or black ballpoint pens, a two-pocket folder, adequately charged district-issued Chromebook, an active UCVTS Google Drive account, access to the course's Google Classroom (class codes TBA), access to an operational printer outside of class time, and an active library card.


  • Happy Summer Reading: I hope that you enjoy the summer break and savor the assigned reading. Please note that there are interim deadlines to help you pace yourself with the assignment; consider famiily vacations and other trips and plan accordingly by submitting assignments ahead of time if their deadlines fall during an inconvenient time.  |  Thu.Jun.15.2017, 12:56 PM

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