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GREAT NECK SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
MR. KRAUZ
HONORS BIOLOGY

HONORS BIOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTION

An enriched and more quantitatively oriented course emphasizing the molecular, anatomical and ecological aspects of Biology. The course is designed for those students who are going to pursue careers in science, or qualified students who wish an intellectual challenged.  All students will be expected to take the Biology Regents examination in June.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SYLLABUS IN WORD FORMAT

TEXTS

  • Biology: Concepts and Connections
  • Biology Lab Manual

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • 1 Looseleaf 3-ring Binder
  • 1 Spiral Notebook
  • 1 Folder (may replace with 3-hole punch)
  • Black or Blue Pens
  • Several well sharpened #2 Pencils
  • Colored Pencils

STUDENTS MUST BRING NOTEBOOKS AND A WRITING UTENSIL EVERY DAY

HOMEWORK

Homework will be assigned regularly. You are responsible for checking the class website to see the due dates of all assignments.

*IF YOU ARE ABSENT, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSIGNMENTS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE*

 

GRADING POLICY

  • Tests, papers, projects = 65 %
  • Quizzes = 15 %
  • Labs = 7.5 %
  • Homework / Class Participation = 7.5 %
  • Textbook Notebook = 5 %
  • Final Grade Determined by the following:
    MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4 = 90 %
    REGENTS = 10 %

LATE POLICY

Homeworks will NEVER be accepted late, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

If absent, ALL tests and quizzes must be made up in a timely manner; otherwise a grade of ZERO will be entered.  It is your responsibility to ensure you make up these in a timely manner.

Any projects, or long term assignments, that are handed in late will have the grade lowered accordingly.

TEXTBOOK NOTEBOOK

All students will be expected to keep a running "Textbook Notebook".  Each week a particular chapter will be posted on the class website.  It is your responsibility to take notes on that chapter.  A rubric showing the scoring of the textbook notebook will be distributed.

COURSE EXPECTATIONS

  • Show up ON TIME
  • Show up PREPARED and WILLING TO LEARN
  • RESPECT your fellow classmates
  • RESPECT your teacher
  • RESPECT yourself

 

 

 

 
 
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