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Expectations: Life Science
VERNON HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
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¨ Voice Mail: 8545
¨ Room 2229
¨ Open Hours: I am available during my prep period, lunch and before and after school by
Course Summary: This course wil provide a solid foundation for hte success in future high school science clases by using the techniques of investigation, comparison, classification, experiementation, and building of analytical thinking.
1. Respect!!- You must have a respectful attitude toward your peers as well as me. This will include using appropriate language at all times and respecting lab equiptment.
2. Personal electronic devices are not allowed in class.
3. No food or drink is allowed in the classroom.
4. Have all necessary materials.
5. Be in your seats when the bell rings.
6. Follow all guidelines appearing in the student handbook.
7. Check my website for other classroom expectations and materials.
¨ Get to class on time—The VHHS tardy policy will be followed.
¨ Follow the classroom guidelines and important rules.
¨ Participation in various activities is very important, will be doing various group activities
and working cooperatively during class.
**** If you miss a day of class, you are responsible for the following:
-Turn in the homework that was due (write ABSENT on the top)
-Get the notes and daily outcomes from a friend
-Schedule a time outside of class to meet with me if you have any other questions
**If absent the day before or day of a test you will be required to take the test the day you return.
¨ The school attendance policy will be followed for absences
¨ Homework will be assigned and collected on a regular basis.
¨ Quality work is expected at all times.
¨ Late assignments will be accepted before the test for partial credit.
¨ Each student is responsible for missed work, regardless of the reason. If you are absent the day the assignment is due, it is due the day you return.
¨ Reading and other comprehension quizzes may be given at any time.
¨ Missed quizzes, tests, and labs must be made up in a timely fashion. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher for all make up work.
¨ Extra credit opportunities will be announced during the semester.
¨ The testing center will be used for any tests and quizzes that need to be made up.
¨ The final exam is worth 20% of the semester grade and the student is expected to take the final during the scheduled time period unless they have three finals in one day.
¨ Students should keep track of their own assignments and points as the semester progresses. This can be done with the use of our online PASS system.
¨ Grade updates will be completed at the end of each unit, with the collection of assignments and the unit evaluation.
¨ Honesty is a valued trait, but unfortunately at times it becomes an issue. Because of this concern, students found cheating on any assignment, quiz, or test will receive a zero grade for the activity. This includes plagiarism and the use of electronic devices, including iPods.
¨ The grading policy
***You can expect me to provide you with a respectful, comfortable, challenging and of course fun, learning environment. You will learn more about the world around you and gain key critical thinking skills along the way. ***
Keep first pages in your binder and return signed page to Mrs. Clarke by ______
LIFE SCIENCE EXPECTATIONS
I, ________________________, have read the previous information regarding this course.
(Print your name here)
Student Signature:_____________________________________ Date:__________
Guardian Signature:_____________________________________ Date:__________
Supplies needed for class:
* 1.5”- 2” 3-ring binder
* Spiral Notebook or notebook paper
* N. 2 Pencil
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