Course Description Biology is the study of all living things and their processes. This course provides an opportunity for science inquiry through laboratory activities. Students will study basic chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, evolution, and classification, basic plant structure and human body systems, and ecology as well as human reproduction and development. Students are expected to master Common Core Standards in Biology. Standards are located on the Florida Department of Education website. Knowledge of these standards will be assessed on an End of Course (EOC) Examination.
· Three (3) ring pocketed binder (no more than 1.5” in thickness) o All class materials should be organized chronologically in the notebook · Tab dividers · Pencils · Pens · Paper Index cards · Textbook: Biology: Holt McDougal (text can be located online via Beep and a link is provided through my website) o Each student will be issued one (1) book to use at home until the end of the term o A class set of books will be used during class
Grading Scale 90-100 A 87-89 B+ 80-86 B 77-79 C+ 70-76 C 67-69 D+ 60-66 D 59-0 F
Expectations: · Students are expected to adhere to all school and classroom rules. · Students are expected to maintain academic integrity. In other words, no cheating. o All students involved will be penalized academically. · Students are expected to adhere to the knight’s Code of Conduct. · Students are expected to hand in assignments when they are due. · Students are expected to hand in assignments on the teachers web page daily. · Students should not discuss individual grades (Pinnacle) with the teacher during academic instruction. · Students are expected to notify teacher ASAP of attendance issues and grade discrepancies on Pinnacle (Please do not wait until the end of a quarter to dispute records). o Students are expected to communicate their individual grade concerns via email or speak to the teacher before or after school. o Students who are absent should meet with and/or email the teacher regarding make up work once they return to school (See SBBC policy regarding timeline for make up work in codebook online at www.browardschools.com · Students are expected to perform at there highest academic potential.