If student behavior becomes disruptive or is inappropriate, that student may be warned and if the behavior continues the student will be removed from the classroom. Some actions (e.g. fighting, swearing, threatening other students, etc.) do not warrant a warning and students may be sent to the office immediately.
You are expected to be in the room and heading to your seat when the bell rings. If you are late you must have a pass or a phone call/e-mail from the teacher excusing you. If you do not you are tardy unexcused and the policy in the Student Handbook will be followed.
Your semester grade (the one that goes on your transcript) will be a combination of 3 grades. 45% from each quarter (Q1 & Q2 for Semester 1; Q3 & Q4 for Semester 2) and 10% on the Semester Exam* (this is the lowest allowed percentage for exam weight per the student handbook). Students who opt out of the Semester Exam will have their grade weighted 50-50 for each quarter.
*IF a semester exam is given
Each quarter grade will be comprised of 75% assessment grades and 25% lab and practice grades.*
The school-wide grading system of percentages will be used to determine your letter grade.
*Physiology & Anatomy uses the SBG system
Obviously we will follow school rules such as no electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) , food, or drink will be allowed in class. Please leave backpacks in your locker and do not bring them to class.
The Earlham Student handbook states that "each student at EHS is expected to produce work to the best of his/her ability. Work submitted for credit or recognition is to be done by each individual student and must be his/her own work. Cheating, plagiarism, etc. will result in loss of credit for the assignment, test, etc." Therefore, if you cheat--you will need to re-do work and it is possible you will need to re-do the whole class.
late (or missing) work
In real life, if one does not complete their work, they do not move on and receive a "0". If I don't mow my lawn today, I don't get a 0--I have to mow it tomorrow (or the next day, the next day after that, etc.). And so it is with graded work used to assess your competency in science. If you don't do the work, the consequence is that you must do the work. If you do the work and it is not to your satisfaction, you are allowed to re-do work according to the following policy: