Welcome To Mr. Williams' Page

My name is Michael Williams
This is my first year teaching at Royal Live Oaks Academy. I enjoy helping students to become successful lifelong learners.  I have a B.A. degree in secondary education, and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.  I am truly looking forward to working with your child this school year.  Please continue to support your child's education by encouraging him/her to read and complete all  assignments. If you have questions about the course or questions in general, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or  by e-mail.


Michael Williams

[email protected]

Course Schedule

11:00-12:35p M-Th: Fri: 

If you feel that you need additional instructional support, please email me at michael.williams2rloacs.org

Additional Office Hours/Tutoring

I am available for extra help Monday-Thursday 3:15-3:45

If you feel that you need additional instructional support, please email me at .[email protected]

Course Description

The Heating and Air Conditioning program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems, both residential and commercial, in terms of mastering troubleshooting, and maintenance practices. 

Course Objectives

After completing the Heating and Air Conditioning program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the common tools and work procedures required to work safely and effectively as heating and air conditioning technicians.
  • Describe the basic theory of the refrigeration cycle and explain the basic scientific principles that apply to the refrigeration cycle.
  • Identify standard refrigerants used in common commercial applications and outline the accepted procedures for safe handling and disposal of common refrigerants.
  • Describe the basic components present in heating and cooling systems and outline the standard techniques used to troubleshoot systems and identify faulty components.
  • Identify the standard forms and functions of popular residential heating systems and describe the basic troubleshooting and repair procedures used for each.


Course Textbook and other Required Readings Required Course Technologies & Supplies


Technology Resources

Teacher Website: [email protected]



  • Notebook/Binder/Folder for notes and classwork
  • Composition book for lab
  • Blue or Black pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighter(s)
  • Color pencils/crayons/markers  (optional)
  • Access to a laptop/computer


USA Test Prep

Mastery Connect

Classroom Behavior Expectations

Be Mindful of Communication.

  • Exercise Electronic Courtesy
  • Use Academic Language or Language that Fosters Learning

Be Present.

  • Arrive Promptly and Ready to Learn. 
  • Actively Participate in Instruction and Assignments
  • Avoid Classroom Disruptions and Distractions
  • Adhere to CHAMPS Expectations

Collaborate with a Growth Mindset.

  • Actively Listen and Respect Everyone’s Opinion
  • Actively Participate in Group Assignments
  • Respect the Diversity of our Classroom/School

Foster a Safe Environment.

  • Keep Area Safe From Clutter or Safety Hazards and Wash Hands Frequently
  • Wear Facial Covering at All Assigned Times
  • Express Any Concerns to Classroom Instructor

The classroom is a PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT thus students should act as such:

    • Maintain a professional attitude.  Leave problems at the door; put forth best effort at all times.
    • Be punctual. Arriving on time demonstrates respect for your teacher, classmates, and self.
    • Use academic language at all times
    • Come to class prepared (notebook, pens, pencils, laptop, etc)
    • Participate in class as it is vital to the learning process
    • No electronic devices unless otherwise directed.
    • Follow directions quickly.
  • Make smart choices!

Cell Phones

Cell phone usage is not allowed during instructional time (unless allowed by the teacher for instructional purposes only).  This includes the use of headphones and/or earbuds.  

Food and Drink should NOT be consumed in the classroom in an effort to follow all DHEC and CDC guidelines for mask recommendations. Students may only eat in class during lunch.

Please see the RLOACS Student/Parent handbook for the Discipline Plan.

Classroom Procedures

  • Classes will begin promptly at the assigned time. Attendance will be taken within the first 5 minutes of each class. Do not be late. 
  • Cellphones are not permitted to be used in class, they should be turned on silent and remain in the student’s bookbag. 
  • Restroom breaks should be taken during transitions between classes
  • If an emergency, you may raise your hand and be signed out using a hall pass anytime other than the first 15 minutes and last 15 minutes of class.  
  • You must have a signed pass to leave the room. 
  • Only 1 student is allowed out of the room at any time. 

Course Outline








Troubleshooting Basic Controls

Major Assignments

End of Unit Projects and Lab assignments


Unit Assessments and Lab Practicals 

Grading Overview

Weighted Structure

  • 50% Major Assessments
  • 50% Minor Assessments

Grading Scale

  • 90 - 100% A
  • 80 - 89% B
  • 70 - 79% C
  • 60 - 69% D
  • Below 60% F

Class Participation and Attendance

This class will meet from 11:00-12:35p M-T  Monday through Thursday and 9:15-10:00 on Fridays. Classes will begin promptly at the assigned time. Attendance will be taken within the first 5 minutes of each class. Do not be late. Students, who are frequently tardy  to classes during the day, can be subject to disciplinary measures which can include a parent/family meeting. Having 3 consecutive unlawful absences or a total of 5 unlawful absences will result in RLOACS Truancy Procedure. 

This policy is subject to change and may include more information following RLOACS policies and decisions. 

Make Up/Late Work Policy

Make Up Work Policy:

Students are allowed to make-up all work regardless of reasons for absences.  Please allow a reasonable amount of time for the work to be completed.  A driving factor should be how many days the student was absent and how much work was missed. Saturday School and Afterschool is an opportunity for students to receive additional instructional support. Students will be referred by their teachers and are encouraged to sign up in advance for support.

Seat Time Policy 

High School Credit 

  • In order to receive credit for a high school course, a student must attend 85 days for a 90-day semester course or 170 days for a 180-day year long course. At the discretion of the school attendance team, students may be eligible to recover seat time during attendance recovery periods. All make-up time and work must be completed within 30 days from the last day of the course or the time allotted by the school attendance team.
  • High school students must meet academic and attendance requirements. State law requires a minimum of 120 hours of seat time for a one-credit class and 60 hours of seat time for half-credit classes. Any student who accumulates more than five (5) absences in a class is in jeopardy of not receiving credit and may instead be assigned a “Failure due to Absence - FA.”
  • Students will have an opportunity to "recover" missed class time by participating in our Attendance Recovery. Students are expected to complete school work during this time. Students will be required to attend for an hour of seat time for every class they miss. Attendance Recovery will be offered Monday - Thursday after school and/or  Saturday School. Dates will be forthcoming.

Late Work Policy:

At Royal Live Oaks Academy, our collective late work policy is as follows:

A zero “0” will go into PowerSchool on the due date for missing work or assignments. Students will have three (3) school-days to complete missing work or assignments without communicating with the teacher.  Beyond three (3) school-days, students will need to establish communication with the teacher to adjust these grades and make up work in Saturday School or After School. Any work completed after the 3 day late period will earn a maximum grade of 60. No late work shall be accepted after two weeks. Teachers shall have one (1) week to grade any assignment. Teachers will make a parent contact after three(3) zeros have been placed in the grade book.  Any adjustments to this must be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the teacher in collaboration with the Secondary Principal.

Communication Policy

Teachers are required to maintain constant contact with students and parents throughout the year utilizing school provided services such as SwiftK12.  Additionally, teachers will utilize phone contact or email contact as needed to reach stakeholders.

Communication Regarding Attendance:

 Parents of students who fail to attend class during the established time with the teacher TWO (2) Days in a row, they will be contacted via SwiftK12 or via alternative methods (phone call, email, etc.).  If this behavior becomes consistent, leading to disruptions in the student’s performance, leadership will be notified (Barr, Strong, Koves, etc.).

Students who miss 3 consecutive days, will be reported to Ms. Barr and Ms. Strong via email to file a truancy report.  The teacher will then place a formal phone call to the parent/guardian. 

Students who miss 10 consecutive days of attendance are automatically dropped from PowerSchool and unenrolled.


Structure of Communication with RLOACS:

RLOACS works hard to serve the needs of all students and families.  At times, another layer of assistance is needed to accomplish the needs of the student. We ask families to please follow a line of communication to address their concerns. The structure of communication is as follows:

  • Communicate the concern with the teacher
  • Communicate the concern with the grade level principal
  • Communicate the concern with and administrator
  • Communicate the concern with a Board Member

Parent-Teacher Conferences Policy:

Parent-teacher conferences are held according to the school calendar for students in grades K-12. Parents are encouraged to attend a conference with their child’s teacher(s) during parent-teacher conferences.  Additional individual conferences may be held to communicate information about a child’s progress and behavior. These conferences can be initiated by either the parent or the teacher. Parents who wish to schedule a conference with their child’s teacher should contact the teacher to schedule an appointment.

Teacher Policy:

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The syllabus is subject to change; the instructors reserve the right to change the syllabus when deemed necessary with the approval of the High School Principal.

STUDENTS:  I have read this syllabus and understand it. 

Signature ____________________________________________ Date___________________

PARENTS: My child has discussed the syllabus with me. I understand it and will support it.

Signature ____________________________________________ Date___________________