lecture and laboratory-based course is aligned with the
Teaching Methods: This class will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussions, labs, computer simulations, demonstrations, and homework.
Grading (These are approximate percentages)
Tests and Quizzes
25% Lab Write-ups/Class Projects
TEXT BOOK: Biology by McDougal and Littell, Copyright © 2008
DATES: Fall Course #3693: June 27-July 13th (12 days) Spring Course #3694: July 14-July 29th (12 days)
SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday
HOURS: 7:30 am – 12:45 pm
LOCATION: Tesoro High School
#1 Tesoro Creek Road
In order to earn credit, students may not have more than 1
absence per 12 day semester.
One absence equals 3 points.
Students WILL BE DROPPED from the class on the second absence
within 12 days.
Students arriving to class after the first half hour, or students
who miss more than one-half hour, will be marked absent.
It is essential that students arrive to class on time daily.
Each tardy equals 1 point. THREE tardies are equivalent to
· Students who return late from scheduled breaks will be considered tardy.
IMPORTANT: Students may not exceed a total of 5 accumulated points (any combination of absences or tardies). Students exceeding 5 points WILL BE DROPPED from the class on the sixth point. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ATTENDANCE/TARDY POLICY.
& Tests: These
will be given on almost a daily basis. Small
quizzes will be given during and after each chapter, followed by a larger unit
test after we complete each of the six units in this course. If you are absent
from class, you will have one day to take the quiz or test. It is your
responsibility to schedule and take your make-ups.
On the completion of this course, a comprehensive final will be given
Homework will be assigned regularly.
Points are received upon completion of homework on time.
Most homework assignments are worth 10 points.
Failure to turn in homework will receive a zero.
It is your responsibility to make up any homework during an absence from
the following with you every day:
A 3 ring binder notebook is required for this class.
This notebook must have 4 dividers (with plastic tabs).
The dividers should be labeled and in the order as follows:
Ruler, paper, graph paper:
Keep these in your notebook. GRAPH
PAPER IS A MUST!
4. Textbook: Textbook must be covered
(sorry to be negative, but every classroom has to have these)
BE RESPECTFUL AT ALL TIMES (the
remaining rules fall under this one)
Be respectful at all times
– To fellow students, the teacher, and your classroom
Be prepared for class -
paper, pens, notebook, and homework
Do not leave your seat
No food, gum,
or drinks allowed in class (bottled water is the exception)
Copying homework is
No Ipod’s or
Cell Phones will be in use during class. (They will be confiscated)
Follow safety procedures
at all times.
Contact Mr. Wilson:
Phone: (949) 310-1839
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