Course Overview: Topics we will cover in biology this year include ecology, biochemistry, cells, cellular processes, genetics, the theory of evolution, taxonomy, microorganisms, plants, animals, and human body systems.
Grading Policy: 50% - Major grades – Tests, Major Labs, Projects 30% - Minor Labs, Activities 20% - Daily Work, Participation, Quizzes
Classroom Expectations: Prompt – Be on time, in your seat, and ready to work when the bell rings Prepared – Have all your needed materials for class everyday Productive – Remain on task until all work is completed without disrupting the work of others Positive – Help create an environment in which everyone can enjoy doing their best work Polite – Respect yourself, others, and classroom property at all times
Consequences: Visual or Verbal Warning Student/teacher conference Parent contact and/or detention Referral to Assistant Principal General Procedures: Homework is due at the beginning of class. Late homework will face deduction in points Retest/Redo Policy: If you fail (below a 70%) an assignment, lab, quiz or test, you have the opportunity for mastery and are expected to do test corrections/revisions/test retakes during one or more tutoring sessions. This should be done within 1 week after that assignment is recorded or reported in the gradebook. Tutoring is mandatory before any retest/redo. You have 5 school days to complete your tutoring and retest Please do not ask to go to the restroom during the following times: 20 minutes after the start of class or 20 minutes before the end of class During classroom instruction During a test Absences When you are absent you have one day to make up work for every day that you are absent Please see me on your first day back to obtain work that you missed and to set up times to make-up labs Check the class website when you are absent for materials and agendas for missed days