Remind: (Biology) Text @basilbio to 81010
Course Description: Biology is an in depth, year long course in biological principles that influence the lives of all living organisms. This course is a laboratory course that will teach lab safety, microscope use, and other lab principles in addition to teaching state prescribed standards. Biology has an End of Course (EOC) assessment which counts as 20% of students’ final grade. All students are required to take the EOC to pass this course. This is a required course that must be passed in order to meet graduation requirements.
Course Assessment Plan/ Grading Scale/Grade Recovery: Standards-Based Grading will be using. The paper attached explaining Standards-Based grading or you may use this link: https://tinyurl.com/yywqym7x
In standards based grading the student’s grade is based only on assessments, homework and classwork are just practice. Each standard will make up an equal portion of the student’s grade and each standard will have several assessments as evidence of content mastery.
*At the conclusion of the course in early May all Biology students will be expected to take the End of Course (EOC) which will count as 20% of their final grade.
*Grade recovery is the responsibility of the student. If they have a low assessment grade they must arrange a time to make up this grade. Grade recovery for a previous nine weeks will be handled on a case by case basis because students have so many opportunities to fix their grades during the nine weeks.
The Richmond County School System will be closed on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Thursday, September 5, 2019 in order to support evacuees from Savannah-Chatham County affected by Hurricane Dorian as a result of Governor Kemp’s mandatory evacuation order.