Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: AP Chemistry

Instructor: Mr. Schiavi            Contact Time: 1:12-1:53 or 1:57-2:40         Phone Ext: 404


Grading Policy
Quarter grades will be weighted averages of the scores on the assignments given.

Tests 40%
Laboratory Reports 30%
Quiz Average, and Equation Sets 20%
Homework 10%



Homework Policy
Homework is student's first attempt to independently practice the lessons, I taught in class that day. I want to encourage them to attempt the practice, but not kill their grade if they don't get most of the problems right. When students come to class, I go around the room and check their homework. Students are to keep their homework in their notebooks until the next test. Homework is worth 10% of the quarter grade.



Test Policy
A test will be given after a chapter, seires of chapters which are related or a unit of study. All tests will be formated to the Advanced Placement examination: Part 1, Multiple Choice; with a periodic table and no calculator use; and Part 2, Problem/Essay; with a periodic table, reference table of equations and a calculator.

If a test is missed, a grade of zero is assigned. It is the students responsibilty to make arrangements with me to make-up the test.

Tests are worth 40% of the quarter grade.



Quiz Policy
Quizzes are given every 'F' day. Quizzes are worth 20% of the quarter grade.

No makeup will be given if a quiz is missed. A grade of zero will be assigned, The lowest quiz grade will be dropped for the quarter.



A project is assigned in the 4th quarter after the AP examination. This grade will be used as a test grade in the 4th quarter.



Course Outline
The following list the topics for the Advanced Placement Course in Chemistry offered at Hutch Tech.

I. Structure of Matter
A. Atomic theory and atomic structure
B. Chemical Bonding
C. Nuclear Chemistry

II. States of Matter
A. Gases
B. Liquids and solids
C. Solutions

III. Reactions
A. Reaction types
B. Stoichiometry
C. Equilibrium
D. Kinetics
E. Thermodynamics

IV. Descriptive Chemistry
A. Chemical reactivity and products of chemical reactions
B. Relationships in the periodic table
C. Introduction to organic chemistry: hydrocarbons and
functional groups

V. Laboratory
Student's are required to spend two periods a week in the
chemistry laboratory completing the 22 recommended
laboratories for the advanced placement course in chemistry.