Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: Advanced Biology

Instructor: Ms. Nelson            Contact Time: 9:42-10:23         Phone Ext: 1414


Grading Policy
Grades are based on the following:

Unit tests
prep work
midterm exam

See individual catagories below.



Homework Policy
Homework will be assigned Monday - Friday. On Friday of each week, I will collect Monday - Thursdays homework. Therefore, you have until Friday of each week to complete the weeks work. Late homework (after Friday) will not be accepted. Friday's homework will always be due on Monday. Occassionally, I will assign a homework that will be due the next day. I will note this both on the homework board and in class.



Test Policy
Unit tests will be administered approximately every two weeks. If you are unable to come to school due to ilness or emergency, a phone call must be received by me, on the day the test is to be administered. No MAKE UP TEST WILL BE TAKEN If I do not receive a phone call from a parent.


LABORATORY REPORTS - must be typed or word processed. Failure to do so wil result in a grade no higher than an 85. Each lab report is worth 100 pts. Fairure to complete the lab portion of this course will result in FAILURE OF THE COURSE AND EXCLUSION FROM THE SENIOR PROM.
AP Labs are tme sensitive. If materials are not used within a time frame they are no longer useful. You must MAKE UP labs within the week absent, or not at all.



Quiz Policy
Quizzes will be announced at least 1 day prior to date of quiz. Quizzes most likely will be in essay format. Also occasionally, a multiple choice quiz.



There will be 2 projects. One will be an oral presentation, he other will be a research project. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating on a test or plagiarizing research projects will receive a zero and possible removal from the course.



Course Outline
Advanced Biology is a course designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. Satisfactory performance in the AP exam given May 8, 2006 will allow you to register for upper level biology courses.
AP BIOLOGY includes topics regularly covered in college biology courses for majors. This course differs significantly from the usual hgih school biology course with respect to:

The textbook used
the range and depth of topic covered
the kind of laboratory work done by students
the time and effort reuired by students.