My name is Ms. Argodale and I teach Fundamentals of Construction and Structural Systems. The most important piece of advice I can give students is to remember that these are career-training courses that lead to early industry certification in Architecture, Construction, and other related fields. As such, it is important to conduct yourself more like a young adult than an older child, and to be responsible for yourself in every way. Look at these classes as trade school courses. Often, students struggle because they do not take their studies seriously, do not conduct themselves appropriately, and are not responsible for themselves. But, if you take yourself and your studies seriously, be organized, fully participate in class, conduct yourself as a young adult, you’ll be much more successful. Be sure to see each day as a new learning experience, come to school every day, and be on time for class. Treat these classes like you would your job! They are designed to lead to certification so you can get a job.
This is a new year and every single student has a chance to make this the best year yet. So, don’t forget to come to school every day and be on time for class. Pay all class fees (that’s how we afford the materials needed to get you hands on experience). Bring all of the required supplies for class every day. Fully participate in all class discussions and activities. Complete all assignments and submit them on time. Comply with all rules, and act like the successful adult you plan to be!