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Kloock Honors Biology Green Sheet


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Mrs.
Jennifer
Kloock


General Information:

Course
: Honors Biology

e
-
mail:

jkloock@garces.org

Text:
Modern Biology

and the Study Guide by Holt, Rinehart and Winston © 2009


Course Description:

Biology (H)

is a junior level laboratory life science course that moves quickly and covers the scientific
method, organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, cell transport, Mendelian and non
-
Mendelian
genetics, evolution, natural selection, and diversity of plant
s and animals, as well as basic plant biology,
genetic engineering, mathematical analysis of ecological systems and populations. Biological concepts
are emphasized and reinforced. A term paper will be required in the second semester, and a significant
amou
nt of out
-
of
-
class time will be required.
The final exam for this course covers content from the
entire year, not just the second semester.

This course will fulfill the UC requirement.

Prerequisites
: concurrent enrollment in Math Analysis or higher
and

t
eacher recommendations
and

successful completion of Chemistry (P) with an A
-

or higher or Chemistry (H) with a B
-

or
higher.


Materials to be turned in to the teacher for general classroom use:
(student should have
highlighted the appropriate items) This

will be announced in August as we see what needs are most
pressing.

Other materials may be needed at intervals throughout the year. If supplying these materials
presents a financial hardship, please do not feel the need to supply the materials.

\
1 package red or purple pens

1 box tissue

Other: ___________________________


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All tests

and labs must be made up on the FIRST collaboration after the test is missed
.



There will be a 10% reduction in score for failure to comply!



If you are at school
for
any portion of
the day

of a test, but do not take the test in class, there will be a
10% deduction in grade.



Missing class does not excuse students from tests and quizzes upon their return to school
.

(See above
.
)



Assignments and due dates will be posted on the web. Students who

are present are responsible for
assignments announced in class
even if they do not appear on the web
.

All students are responsible
for assignments posted on the web, even if the student is absent
.



All assignments will be turned in to the designated tray
. Misplaced assignments are the responsibility
of the student. At no time should papers be handed to the teacher
.



Extra Credit:
NO

extra credit points will be given to students who did not turn in ALL of the original
work. Past
-
due work may be turned in

very late for 0 points, but it will allow for extra credit. There
are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule; don’t even ask.



Late work will
not

be accepted for credit.



Check your grade weekly to avoid surprises and eliminate errors.



Extra Help: daily until 3:30 or
by appointment


Mandatory Collaboration:

Failure to attend mandatory collaboration will result in a JUG


What to Expect:



Honors Biology moves quickly covering approximately twice the material of the CP Biology course.



Homework will be given in packets
that the student is responsible for completing. Sufficient time will be given.
The purpose of the packet is to allow flexibility for the various after school activities. On average, diligent
students spend 3
-
4 hours a week on honors biology outside of clas
s time.



A
major project

or paper


will be required
each

semester.


Kloock Honors Biology Green Sheet


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MISSING CLASS DOES NOT EXCUSE STUDENTS FROM TESTS AND QUIZZES UPON THEIR
RETURN TO SCHOOL

(See above)

Student Outcomes:


http://www.cde.ca.gov/BE/ST/SS/documents/sciencestnd.pdf

Underneath the bookmarks on left,
click on grades nine through twelve. Then scroll down to the
Biology

page


Classroom Procedures/Policies, etc.:

Getting Papers and Handouts:

All papers will b
e distributed from a file near the classroom door. Each class will have a designated area
from which to pick up handouts, worksheets, etc. The student is responsible for getting all handouts
before

class begins.

Turning in
Assignments



ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE
DATES WILL BE POSTED

ON THE WEB. STUDENTS

WHO ARE
PRESENT ARE RESPONSI
BLE FOR ASSIGNMENTS
ANNOUNCED IN CLASS
EVEN IF THEY DO
NOT APPEAR ON THE WE
B
.
ALL STUDENTS ARE RES
PONSIBLE FOR ASSIGNM
ENTS
POSTED
ON THE WEB
, EVEN IF THE STUDEN
T IS A
BSENT
.



All assignments must be typed unless otherwise informed. Packets do not require typing.



Packets are due at the
beginning

of class.



All

assignments will be turned in to the designated tray. Misplaced assignments are the responsibility of
the student
.
At no time should papers be handed to the teacher
.



All papers must include the student’s name, period and date, along with the assignment title.

Individual issues will be dealt with
outside

class time. This includes grades, behavior, etc. Make an app
ointment
with the teacher ASAP. Immediately before or after class is not an appropriate time.

Any materials not
permitted by the school will be confiscated and turned in to the Dean of Students.

Cheating in any form is not tolerated. I have a zero tolera
nce policy for cheating. You get caught
-

you get a 0 and
you get turned in to the Academic Office. It is considered cheating
any

time you represent work that is not your
own.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating
. Possession of unauthorized materials also con
stitutes cheating.

Students with excused absences are responsible for their own make
-
up work. Make
-
up work must be arranged
within 1 day of the absence.

Grading Policies:

I use total points. Letter grades will be assigned based on the standard school chart.

I recommend checking your grade at least two or three times a month to see that the teacher and the student are in
agreement.

Progress Reports will be mailed home. P
arents who wish to see or discuss grades are welcome after school.

Tests are not returned to the students. Any student or parent who wishes to view the test is welcome to come in and go over
it in the classroom.

Late
assignments
: Late work will
not

be acc
epted for credit. If the assignment is being turned in late due to an excused
absence, the student must write “Absent”
clearly

on the front of the paper. No deduction will be taken if the
assignment is turned in on the day the student returns to school.

Major assignments must be turned in by the due date.
If you are absent, find a way to get your paper submitted. Prolonged absences (3 days or more) will be dealt with on an
individual basis.

Extra Credit
: NO extra credit points will be given to students
who did not turn in ALL of the original work. Past
-
due
work may be turned in very late for 0 points, but it will allow for extra credit.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this
rule; don’t even ask.
There is no extra credit for having a pulse, begging or whinin
g.

Tests
: Tests account for ~50% of the final grade. Tests will
always

be announced, but may be in a variety of forms.

An absence the day before a test does
not

excuse the student from taking that test.

Major Assignments
: Major assignments are assignments

that will take an extended length of time to complete. Lab write
-
ups are considered major assignments. Major assignments may be a group of minor assignments (packets). Major
assignments account for ~35% of the grade.

Quizzes
: Quizzes may be announced or s
urprise.

Homework Passes
: Homework passes can be used in lieu of any
minor

assignment. In homework packets any
one
assignment

is considered one minor assignment. The pass is
not good

for the entire packet. The homework turned in
when the assignment is d
ue. Use of homework passes will result in a 100% score on the assignment it represents.
Students must keep track of their own homework passes, as they will not be reissued under
any

circumstances.




Kloock Honors Biology Green Sheet


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Class rules:

1.

Show respect to yourself and others at al
l times.

2.

Do your part to ensure a comfortable, productive place to learn.

3.

Be on time with all necessary materials.

4.

Come into the classroom intent to learn something.


I have read and understood the policies outlined in the paper above.



I paid special at
tention to the "Stuff you need to read" section.



I am aware that the spring final exam covers the entire year, not
just the second semester.

Student Name ______________________________ Period ____________

Student Signature_____________________________

Date
____________

Parent Signature____________________________

__


Date
____________