This paper outlines course expectations for your Anatomy and
Physiology class for the 2008-2009 school year. Please read it carefully
because it is the “guts” of your science class. I am looking
forward to a great year!!!
Class goal: The
goal of this course is for you to gain an appreciation and an understanding
of structure and function of the human body.
Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th edition
Materials to be brought to class
daily: Covered textbook, notes, something to
write with, colored pencils
1. All school and class rules will be followed. Discipline decisions
will be made according to the student handbook.
2. Be on time for class. Be ready to work, cooperate and contribute.
Being prepared for class includes bringing all required materials. Tardiness
will not be accepted. Tardiness to class will be dealt with according to the 2007-2008 Student Handbook. The consequences for tardiness are:
First tardy =
|15 minute detention with Mrs. Bolvin
Second tardy =
|30 minute detention with Mrs. Bolvin
3rd and additional tardies=
3. This class will be conducted much like any college anatomy class.
You will have to take the majority of the responsibility for what you
learn in this class. I will try to help you as much as I can, but you
should be advised that my academic standards and expectations for this
course are very high. I try to make them similar to the standards and
expectations you will encounter in college to help prepare you for post-graduation
4. You are responsible for all the reading in the chapters we cover
even if I don’t talk about it in class. To make sure you are doing
the reading, I will ask a few questions over the material in the book
that I did not cover in class.
5. More than 12 absences for the year = no credit earned according to
the school attendance policy.
6. Make up Policy: Work that is missed due
to excused absence (official blue slip presented) will be made up within
5 school days of your return date with the exception of tests. If you
are absent the day we have a test scheduled, you will make up the test
the first day you return to class. Extended
absences will be granted reasonable extensions on a case by case basis.
Failure to make up the work or present a blue slip by the makeup deadline
will result in a zero for the missed assignments/tests.
7. Late work policy: You ordinarily do
not have daily homework assignments in this class. If a projects is
due and yours is not present, you will be assessed a late penalty. You
have until the bell rings at the beginning of the next school day to
turn the work in for any credit at all. Do not ask me to leave class
to go get work. Depending on the project, it may be as much as 30% deduction
for late work. Failure to turn work in by the late work deadline will
result in a zero for the work.
8. Any test will be announced at least 3 school days
before it will be given. If
you are absent on test day but were present when the test was announced,
you will take the test on the day you return to class. Be
prepared. Quizzes may or may not be announced.
9. There will be no extra credit in this course. Try your best
the first time. If your grade doesn’t meet your expectations,
try harder next time. Few college professors will allow you to do extra
10. You are encouraged to get extra help during study hall or after
school. Since lab practicals (identification tests) are part of this
course, you are encouraged to attend the open-lab study session. This
will usually take place after school 2 school days before the lab practical
will be given.
1. Please respect school property such as desks, walls, heaters, and
lab equipment of all types. Do not write on the desks even with your
eraser. You will have to wash all the desks in the room as well as all
the countertops if you do.
2. Follow all lab safety rules. Serious misbehavior may result in removal
from lab and loss of lab credit. I do not hesitate to contact the office
and/or parents if necessary.
3. Since this course contains many labs revolving around dissecting
preserved cats, respect for life (or former life) must be demonstrated
at all times. Mutilation of any former living specimen will result in
a failing dissection grade and conference with the administration.
4. Inappropriate language (cussing) will not be tolerated.
5. Gum chewing is a private experience, not to be shared with others.
As long as I don’t see it, hear it, or smell it, you can do it.
6.Having a snicky snack in class is allowed as long as it doesn’t become a problem. If I begin finding trash in the sinks or left around on the desks, counters or floors, there will be no snacking. You are old enough to clean up after yourselves. Bottles can be put in the white waste basket for recycling. The money from the recycling is donated to charity in the green section.
Cell phones and pagers will be turned off and stored as directed in your student handbook. You are in school to learn and cells phones and pagers are a distraction. If your cell phone rings during class, you will get a 30 minute detention for disrupting the learning process. (They are suppose to be turned off, remember) You will not be allowed to take or make calls during my class. If you take a call during class you will have your cell phone confiscated and you will only get it back after you have served a 60 minute detention.
|Tests and Practicals
|Labs and Projects
Be aware that a large percentage of your grade is dependant
on your performance on tests and quizes as it will be in college. Since
you do not have assigned daily homework, please allocate the appropriate
amount time for assessment preparation. You should
do some anatomy every day whether it is defining the vocab words listed
on your expectation sheet, reading the chapter or memorizing your notes.
Students have found that a marathon study session
the night before a big test will do little for you except make you very
sleepy the next day. Please plan accordingly.
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