This lecture and laboratory-based course is aligned with the
California academic content standards in science. The course will
emphasize the basic structural, physiological, ecological, and
genetic principles as they pertain to living organisms. This course
should be taken by college bound students and meets the "D"
requirement of the UC/CSU
A-G course sequence - Lab Science.
This class will be taught using a variety of teaching methods
including lectures, discussions, labs, computer simulations,
demonstrations, and homework.
(These are approximate percentages)
40% Tests and Quizzes
25% Lab Write-ups/Class Projects
15% Final Exam
Biology by McDougal and Littell, Copyright © 2008
Fall Course #3693
June 25-July 11th (12 days)
#3694 July 12-July 27th (12 Days)
Monday through Friday
7:30 am – 12:45 pm
San Clemente High School
189 Avenida La Cuesta
San Clemente 92673
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
Students arriving to class after the first half hour, or students
who miss more than one-half
hour, will be
It is essential that students arrive to class on time daily.
Each tardy equals 1 point. THREE tardies are equivalent to
ABSENCE (3 points).
Students who return late from scheduled breaks will be considered
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
Quizzes & 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 each semester (12 days), a comprehensive final will be
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 class.
You are encouraged to bring the following with you every day:
Notebook: A 3 ring
binder notebook is required for this class.
This notebook should have 4 dividers (with plastic tabs).
The dividers should be labeled and in the order as follows:
Pen/pencil: Bring both.
Ruler, paper, graph paper:
Keep these in your notebook.
(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
Do not leave your seat
No food, gum, or drinks
allowed in class
(bottled water is the exception)
Copying homework is unacceptable.
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
Please note that the
Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a
public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free
education is for all school/educational activities, whether
curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the
activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right
to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your
family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for
any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay
security deposits for access, participation, materials, or
If you have any questions, you
can reach me at my email address at:
email@example.com or phone me at (949) 310-1839