Students are expected to follow all classroom procedures and rules. You are also expected to participate fully in class and bring your materials every day. Refer to your Student Responsibilities and Privileges Handbook regarding the policy on absences and makeup work.
- Be on time to class
- Be prepared for class every day
- Come in quietly, be seated and get to work immediately
- Turn in assignments on time
- Use time wisely
- Between classes remain in the classroom once you have entered
- Speak at appropriate times and with appropriate tone
- If you do something wrong, expect to be corrected
- Understand that accidents happen
- Keep your classroom and desk clean and neat
- Cheating in any form is unacceptable behavior
- Respect your learning or the learning of others
- No eating or drinking in the classroom or lab
- Use Trust Cards at appropriate times
This course is designed to offer students college level Biology under the guidelines of the advanced placement program. In order to receive AP®credit for this course, students must take the AP®Exam in May. As an Advanced Placement® course, this class is designed to challenge students as they develop the study habits and skills necessary to be successful in college. Students should expect college level material, which might be more rigorous than they have experienced in their previous classes. Research has shown that students who complete Advanced Placement® classes in high school are better prepared to excel in college classes. This course provides students with a study of the scientific method, science skills, cellular structure, bioenergetics, cell reproduction, Mendelian and molecular genetics, evolutionary principles and relationships, ecology, classification, and biodiversity.
Physical Science provides students with an orientation to the properties of matter, physical quantities and their relationship. Topics covered in this course include the study of mechanics, properties of matter, fluids, heat, waves, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
Chemistry provides students with an orientation to the properties of matter, physical quantities and their relationship. Topics covered in this course include the study of matter, atomic structure, energy, periodic table, stoichiometry, kinetic theory, and nuclear reactions.