Luke Astgen


Luke Astgen


Brief Biography

  • I've been teaching Math at Independence since 2004.
  • I coach/coached Wrestling, X-Country, Football, and have helped out with Chess, and NJROTC Drill Team.

  Teacher Class Schedule  

Class Policies/Syllabus

Classroom Rules:

  1. Respect yourself, all others and their property.
  2. Come to class each day prepared.  Bring your ID, homework, calculator, pencil and standard size notebook paper.
  3. Be in your seat when the bell rings and never pack up early to leave class. 
  4. Cell phones, I Pods, CD players and other electronic devices must not be seen or heard anywhere at school during the school day or they will be taken away.
  5. Passes will not be issued except for emergencies.
  6. Do not “hang out” in the hallway before or after class. Get to class. The entire Math Department will enforce this policy in the Math hallway. 

Tardy Policy:

If a student is late to class, they will be asked to get a pass from the attendance office.  This tardy counts the same as an absence.  With too many absences the student runs the risk of losing credit for the class. Missing work may be obtained when the student returns to class.  If a student is tardy the day of a test, they forfeit the opportunity to take Test A.  Therefore, you will only have two chances to retest.

Make-Up Policy:

The responsibility for obtaining and completing makeup work lies TOTALLY with the student.  It must be completed within the chapter duration of the absence (ends with Test B.) See me before or after class to find out what you missed during an absence and I will help you any way I can.

Extra Help:

I am usually available each morning at 7:30am. Afternoons will vary, so please make sure you let me know when you are coming in, but will usually be available untill 3:30.  Do not wait until you are completely lost before getting help!

Assignment Expectations:

You will be assigned homework on a regular basis.  Students who do not do homework consistently rarely pass!  A calculator will be helpful when completing some of the homework. 

I expect each student to do the following:

  1. Label each assignment with your full name and page number or assignment number in top right corner of paper.
  2. Do neat and organized work and show all of your work.
  3. Excessive missing assignments (3 or more) may result in diciplinary acton.
  4. Come in for help/ask questions if you are having difficulty.

Test taking procedure:

 After the first test is given, students have the opportunity to retest two additional times to raise their score.  A corrective on the competency that you are retesting on must also be turned in before retesting.  Retesting is typically done before or after school.


        Algebra 1 / Statistics                            Algebra 2
       Sem. 1            Sem. 2                            Sem. 1 / 2
85% Tests            70% Tests                       70% Tests
15% Homework  10% Homework              10% Homework
                              20% Final                        20% Final

Best ways to contact me
e-mail -
phone - 623-435-6100 durening office hours - M-F   7:30 - 8:00 and 2:35 - 3:30

Please visit our Math Department website.  Math Website