Course Expectations for Biology II
Anatomy and Physiology seeks to educate students about the basic knowledge needed to understand the function of the body systems: digestive, nervous, skeletal, reproductive, excretory, muscular, immune, and endocrine. The focus of this class will be understanding the physiology of the human body and not the memorization of the anatomy. To help students understand this content, laboratory experiments will include dissections of preserved animals, experimentation on living tissue and organisms, and observation of histology slides.
My expectations of you include:
You should expect that I will:
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive-it's such an interesting world." -L.M. Montgomery
Your term average will be determined by how well you accomplish a variety of tasks: homework, quizzes, and lab assignments. Assignments will be waited based on the number of points each is worth.
The Honor Code will be strictly enforced. All graded work will include the Sayre Honor Pledge, written and signed by the student. “I hereby pledge my honor that I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this work and will not discuss this work until all students have completed it.”
Late Work/ Absences/ Tardiness
Late Work: All non homework assignments should be placed on the portal in the appropriate DropBox Folder by the deadline.
NOTE: If assignments are discussed in class on their due date, and answers are given, these assignments CANNOT be turned in late.
Absences: Make-up work is the student’s responsibility. It is due after the student has returned from school as outlined by school policy.
You are expected to be present for every test or quiz. If you know you will be absent the day of an assessment, you are expected to make arrangements to take the test before the assigned test date.
NOTE: Until absent work has been turned in, graded, and entered in the grading software, missing assignments will be assigned a grade of zero.
Tardies: As stated by the Upper School Handbook, students are allowed only two tardies per class per term and on the third tardy you will receive a detention. If you are at your locker when class begins then you will be counted tardy, even if you have placed your backpack in my room.
I will be available to answer questions and discuss items of interest to you during free periods and after school. Please do not hesitate to seek me out, email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also keep in mind that I encourage appropriate discussion and questions in class.
Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:00 I will be available in my classroom for extra help on laboratory assignments.