Teacher: Coach Bowman Course Title: Biology Textbook: Miller& Levine
Teacher Contact Information: (706) 796-4924, ext.: 1354, e-mail: Bowmabe@richmond.k12.ga.us
Class Syllabus/Class Overview Document
The Biology Georgia Standards of Excellence are designed to continue the student investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in biology by focusing on the identification of patterns, processes, and relationships of living organisms. These standards include more abstract concepts such as the interdependence of organisms, the relationship of matter, energy, and organization in living systems, the behavior of organisms, and biological evolution. Students investigate biological concepts through experiences in laboratories and field work using the process of inquiry.
Homework: Students will be allowed three days to make-up homework assignments. Late work will not be accepted after that but can be made up after school during tutoring.
Supplies: Textbook / Textbook Study guide, Class notebook, Pencil or Pen
Classroom Rules and Management Strategies:
All rules and regulations outlined in the RCBOE County Uniform Code of Student Conduct are expected to be followed. In addition, I have outlined a few guidelines and expectations that I require in my classroom in order for it to run smoothly and effectively. Guidelines are subject to change under my discretion.
Respect yourself, other students, the teacher, and the property.
Be prepared for class. (All required materials must be here)
- Do Not talk during instruction, presentations, or while others are asking questions. (Part of respecting others!)
- No eating, drinking, or gum chewing at any time during class!
- No talking during announcements
- All Cell Phones will be placed in the cell box in front of the class. (Students will use cell phones at the appropriate time)
1st offense: Warning
2nd offense: Student/Teacher conference
3rd offense: Call home, after school detention / Classroom Instruction
Students will receive grades for tests, quizzes, labs, homework, projects, and presentations. The nine weeks’ grade will be based on the following:
Summative Assessments 40%
Formative Assessments 30%