Welcome to Mr. Finch's Webpage
    Name: Mr. Chad Finch
    Email Address: CHAD.FINCH@MATSUK12.US
    Phone number: (907) 352-0434

    Welcome!  Thank you for visiting my webpage.  On this page you can find out a little bit about me, find course information and links to syllabi, and find fun pictures of engineering and 3D modeling students at work.
    I was born and raised in Glennallen, Alaska and enjoyed growing up in the great outdoors.  After graduating from Glennallen High School, I headed to college in Texas to study Mechanical Engineering and play basketball and baseball.  While I enjoyed engineering, I felt the calling to become a teacher.
    I obtained my degree in Mathematics Education after transferring to a college more known for its teaching program, Minnesota State University Moorhead.  Then I returned to Alaska and got hired at CTHS to teach mathematics.  And now in my 10th year of teaching at CTHS I get to teach engineering!  What fun!
    On the family front my wife Shelby and I just had our first child, a baby girl named Harper RaeAnn.  It has been a great adventure!  Shelby is a computer programmer, and I teach engineering and math, Harper doesn't have a chance :)
    My engineering classes are filled with fun hands on projects that follow the engineering design process.  Robots, bridges, mousetrap cars, solar powered cars, wind powered turbines, rockets, drones, snap circuits, soldering, and programming are just a few of the things we get to work on.
    In the 3D Solid Modeling/Printing classes students are learning both SolidWorks and Autodesk Fusion 360 modeling programs.  Throughout the year we use our two Tevo Tornado and two Makerbot Replicator 3D printers extensively as we create and print our designs.  At the end of the 1st year students take the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam and the Autodesk Fusion 360 certification test.  2nd year students will be able to take the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) exam and higher level Fusion 360 certificates.
    Feel free to stop by school, contact me by phone, or send me an email if you have any questions.  Have a great year!  
    Period Class
    Intermediate Algebra
    2 Intro to Engineering
    3 Intermediate Algebra
    4 Intro to Engineering
    5 Prep
    6 Intro to Engineering
    Principles of Engineering & 3D Solids

    Chad, Shelby, and Harper RaeAnn

    Mr. Chad Finch

    My Grading Policy
    Grades in math are assessed using the following weights:
    •    Tests/Projects: 60%
    •    Quizzes: 15%
    •    Assignments: 15%
    •    Employability Skills: 10%

    Grades in engineering are assessed using the following weights:

    • Tests/Projects: 60%
    • In-class Work:  30%
    • Employability Skills:  10%
    Employability skills encompasses coming to class on time, being prepared, participating, respecting others, and exhibiting proper school behavior.
    If a student loses their points for employability skills for a given week, the reason will be noted on the I-Parent/I-Student grading system.

Last Modified on April 2, 2019