• Teacher Expectations

    • Students are expected to meet all course objectives and be able to demonstrate, apply, analyze and demonstrate an understanding of the underlying concepts.
    • The instruction will be performance, project-based, technology-based, and incorporate cooperative learning.
    • The course requires students to be in attendance each day for the completion of daily assignments.
    • Students are required to keep a science notebook/journal.
    • They will be responsible for all missed assignments or notes given that day.


    Missed Assignments/Make-Ups/Extra Credit

    • Students with excused absences are allowed to make up missed assignments within 3 days of returning to school.
    • Students with unexcused absences are allowed to make up missed assignments with a deduction from the grade within 2 days.
    • No Extra Credit work will be given


    Evaluation and Grading

    Students will be evaluated in the following categories:  Class/Online Participation, Homework, Test and Quizzes, Online Assignments, and Projects and Labs. The following grading scale will be used:


    Letter Grade











    59 or below


    Classroom Management Policy

    • Be in your seat ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
    • Listen and follow directions the first time they are given.
    • Be respectful, responsible, and resourceful at all times.
    • Obey all rules governed by the Student Code of Conduct


    Classroom Management Policy Consequences


    1.      Warning given

    2.      Student Conference

    3.      Parent Contact

    4.      Parent Conference

    5.      Referral to Administration


    Academic Honesty

    Plagiarism and Cheating of any kind on an examination, quiz, or assignment will result at least in an "F" for that assignment and may be subject to appropriate referral to the Office of Student Conduct for further action. In other words, don't cheat by giving answers to others or taking them from anyone else. I will also adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity, so please do not ask me to change (or expect me to change) your grade illegitimately or to bend or break rules for one person that will not apply to everyone.


    This course may contain copyright protected materials such as audio or video clips, images, text materials, etc. These items are being used with regard to the Fair Use doctrine in order to enhance the learning environment. Please do not copy, duplicate, download or distribute these items. The use of these materials is strictly reserved for this online classroom environment and your use only. All copyright materials are credited to the copyright holder.

    Third-Party Software and FERPA

    During this course you might have the opportunity to use public online services and/or software applications sometimes called third-party software such as a blog or wiki. While some of these are required assignments, you need not make any personally identifying information on a public site. Do not post or provide any private information about yourself or your classmates. Where appropriate you may use a pseudonym or nickname. Some written assignments posted publicly may require personal reflection/comments, but the assignments will not require you to disclose any personally identifiable/sensitive information. If you have any concerns about this, please contact your instructor.