phone: 426-4471 ext 16614 e-mail: CZakem@sheltonschools.org
OVERVIEW OF CONTENT:
biology covers the topics of ecology, molecules of life, cell function and
structure, the process of cell division, genetics, biotechnology, comparative
anatomy and physiology of organisms. Students will be given the opportunity to
apply the knowledge of biology and process of science through a variety of
investigations (labs) and projects of the students’ own design.
Every student will take a state end of
course test for Biology which is based on the state of Washington Biology
Standards. Honors Biology is
taught based on these standards. (link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Science/default.aspx
) To prepare students for the end of course test in Honors Biology a student must get 75% or better on each
unit assessment to receive credit for the course.
Students may retake unit assessments as
needed to achieve the 75% or better.
In order to retake unit assessments students must demonstrate that they
have further studied the material covered on the assessment
assessment scores must be 75% or better by two weeks before the end of the
semester to get credit for the Honors Biology course, if not then the student
will receive an “F” for the course.
The grade will be based on:
20 % - Investigations, projects
60 % - Assessments - tests
20% - Note book – 3 ring binder with
investigations, homework, daily work, notes and handouts and participation in
ring binder with paper and 6 dividers or tabs, pencils, ruler, and calculator
is due at the beginning class at the bell for full credit.
to do written homework at least three times a week.
should be studying the chapter vocabulary throughout the chapter as well as
reviewing their notes and other work for the chapter tests.
A HOMEWORK AND CLASS WORK
SCHEDULE for each chapter will be
given at the beginning of each chapter and it is the responsibility of the
student to use it to determine what and when assignments are due. Extra
sheets of these are available for posting on refrigerators etc.
It is the responsibility of the student to
bring each day a neatly organized notebook with all notes and written
The notebook will be graded after each
unit during the semester.
I have read and understand the Concepts
biology course policies and syllabus:
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