• St. Louis Public Schools

    Beaumont Technical Center

    3836 Natural Bridge Ave, St. Louis, MO 63107

    Medical Assistant Program


    Instructor Name: Bianca Howard CTE, RMA, CNA

    Office: 314-533-2410

    Fax: 314-244-1712

    E-mail: Bianca.howard@slps.org

    St. Louis Public School District Vision Statement

    St. Louis Public Schools is the district of choice for families in St. Louis region that provides a World Class education and is nationally recognized as a leader in student achievement and teacher quality.

    St. Louis Public School District Mission Statement

    We will provide a quality education for all students and enable them to realize their full intellectual potential.

    St. Louis Public School District Core Values

    Students First. Regardless of the situation, students are our singular focus. As members of SLPS (Saint Louis Public Schools), we have an intense and enduring commitment to doing what is always in the best interest of our students. As a result, we will remain focused on creating the best high-quality options for our students. People Matter. Educating students is people's business. It takes a level of commitment, concern, and care from all of us to ensure that the people who affect the lives of our students are truly valued, respected and cared for as professionals. We value and pride ourselves on being an organization that demands more from its people, because we know it takes more. Yet, we are equally as willing and demanding of ourselves to give more to support the growth and development of the people who make an invaluable investment in the lives of our students. Data-Driven Decisions. We strive to be a learning organization. To do so, we will continue to evaluate where we are as a district based on data. Our commitment to objective interpretations of our progress, shortcomings, and overall orientation only ignites our passion for making the best decisions for our children.

    Required Texts & Materials

    • Face Mask
    • Stethoscope
    • Scrubs
    • Lab coat
    • Socks
    • Closed Toe Shoes
    • Wristwatch  



    Course Policies and Procedures

    District policies and procedures can be located on SLPS website.

    Classroom Expectations


    1.      Respect yourself, the teacher & others

             Show respect for the teacher, yourself, and others always.

             Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, teacher’s belongings, walls, chalkboard, etc.). Do not expect that others will clean up your messes. Please pick-up after yourself.

             Respect yourself and the rest of us by using appropriate language and wearing appropriate clothing.

             Be a kind person.

    2.      Put forth your best effort at all times

             Always do your own best work.

             Put learning ahead of getting good grades.

             Put quality ahead of just getting it done.

    3.      Be prepared for class each day

             Come prepared with all the materials necessary.

             An organized class binder containing all necessary materials and handouts

             Looseleaf paper, pens (blue or black), and pencils

             Highlighters for emphasizing important text

             A planner to help keep you organized - the most successful students are organized.

    4.      Follow directions when given

             When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time. If you are confused or have questions, ask. I would rather have you stop class to clarify than be off task while everyone else is working.

    5.      Pay attention, participate and ask questions

             Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ask it! Otherwise, I might not know until the test that you did not understand something. There are no stupid questions, and chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is too. Be proactive about your learning and do not be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but do keep communication open between us.

    6.      Preserve a positive learning environment

             Student actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will NOT be tolerated.

             Use class time to learn. Please do not spend your time grooming, sleeping, talking, writing notes, playing cards, listening to music, text-messaging friends, or doing work for other classes.

             Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom during the hour.

    7.      Take responsibility for your actions

             If you are confronted about a rule infraction, own up to it. Do not deny it, lie about it, or blame someone else.

             Take responsibility for missed assignments.

             All handbook rules will be enforced. Please read your handbook. Students that choose to break these rules choose to have points taken away from their learning readiness grade and face the possibility of additional consequences.



    1.      Turn off cell phones & electronic devices

             Electronic devices (handheld games, mini-TVs or personal DVD players, cell phones, pagers, etc.) are NOT permitted in my classroom.

             Cell Phones should be turned off and invisible during the class period. If I see or hear your phone it will be taken away and given to an administrator. Refusal to turn over the cell phone will be treated as insubordinate behavior.

    2.      No food or drink, except water

             You may drink bottled water in the classroom. If a spill occurs, please clean it up immediately and inform the teacher.

             No other food or beverage is permitted without a doctor’s note.

    3.      Arrive at class on time & ready to learn

             When the bell rings, you need to be sitting in your assigned seat.

             You should immediately begin the warmup activity or journal entry.

             Be “physically” and “mentally” present in the classroom

    4.      Never line up at the door before dismissal

             Please remain in your seat until I have dismissed you. Never line up at the door before dismissal. Remember, I dismiss you, not the bell.

    5.      Do not cheat, plagiarize, or copy work

             Cheating is completely unacceptable. If I see you cheating on any assignment… even for another class… I will give you a zero and report the incident to the other teacher as well as your assistant principal and parents.

             Plagiarism (copying work from another source without giving proper credit) is completely unacceptable. If you plagiarize on any assignment, you will earn a “0” on that assignment with no opportunity to re-do the work for credit.

    6.      Use polite and appropriate language

             Offensive, derogatory, and profane terms are not tolerated. To have a safe classroom environment where all students feel comfortable, no put downs, swear words, or slang words with demeaning connotations will be accepted. Remember, if you do not have something nice to say, do not say it at all!

    7.      Do your best work & turn it in on time

             Remember that the work that you turn in reflects your effort on the assignment. Think about the following expectations when you are preparing an assignment that I will review:

             Write your full name and time on all assignments.

             All work must be neatly done and legible to receive credit. If you print, capitalize properly (do not write using all capital letters).




    1.      Turn in homework to the proper bin

             Homework is due at the beginning of the hour when you come to class. I will not accept work completed once class begins. Turn in your homework to your hour bin. Turn absent/late work into the absent/late work bin. I reserve the right to not accept late work without a coupon, but you should turn it in anyway.

    2.      Complete absent form for study buddy

             If your study buddy is absent, get a study buddy form to fill out. Please sign it and get my signature before the end of class. Compile any worksheets given out that day with your study buddy form and put it in the “Absent Work Pick Up Bin” for your hour. Do not take the work home with you to give to your friend in class the next day.

    3.      Sign the tardy book & put the pass in the box

             If you are tardy, I will follow the tardy policy outlined in your student handbook.

             You are expected to sign in if you arrive at class after the bell has rung and sign out if you leave class before the end of the hour. Be sure to note on the sign in sheet whether you have a pass. If you do, leave it in the tardy pass box.

             Excessive tardies will affect your learning readiness grade and have other consequences, such as detentions, etc.

    4.      Pick up after yourself before you leave

             Take all your belongings, pick up any scrap papers around you, and put your desk back in line before you leave each day.

    5.     Get missed work from absent bin, talk to your study buddy, then ask the teacher

             Attendance is essential for optimal learning. Being on time, present, and class physically and mentally will be part of your overall grade. You may not be excused from my class by another teacher without first seeking my permission.

             If you are absent, it is your responsibility to obtain any missed classwork. Begin by looking for missed handouts in the ABSENT bin pertaining to your class time. Then ask another student (your study buddy) what you missed. Follow-up with the teacher if necessary.

             Plan to take quizzes and tests immediately. It is your responsibility to make these arrangements, I will not and cannot track you down. If you do not do make-up quizzes or tests in a timely manner (before graded quizzes/tests are returned to the students who were present), you will earn a “zero” on the quiz or test.



    Verbal warning

    Written warning requiring parenting signature

     Call home


     Referral to Principal
    * Serious offenses can, at the teacher’s discretion, result in more severe consequences regardless of previous steps taken. Any infraction of the rules may affect your learning readiness grade. It can also be cause for further action at the teacher’s discretion.


    Academic Integrity

    You are expected to practice the highest possible standards of academic integrity. Any deviation from this expectation will result in a minimum academic penalty of your failing the assignment and will result in additional disciplinary measures. This includes improper citation of sources, using another student's work, and any other form of academic misrepresentation.

    Disability Services

    All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools including non-residents if attending private schools within the St. Louis Public Schools jurisdiction, highly mobile children, such as migrant and students in transition (homeless children), children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. Identification of children with disabilities and programming for such children will be implemented after a determination of eligibility.  The St. Louis Public School District assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction either locally or through contractual arrangements. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disturbances, hearing impairment/deafness, mental retardation/intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech and/or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness, and young child with a developmental delay. The St. Louis Public School District assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of Part C early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program. The St. Louis Public School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement, or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents. Parents may request an amendment to the educational record if the parent believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents may register a complaint with the US Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) if they feel the agency is in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The St. Louis Public School District has adopted a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed at the Office of Special Education during normal business hours. This notice will be provided in native languages and alternative formats (e.g., large print, Braille), as needed.

    For additional information, please contact:

                     Candice R. Boyd

           Office of Special Education

                   801 N. 11th Street 

               Saint Louis, MO 63101


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