Honors Chemistry Course Outline 2018 - 2019
Mr. Millings, Quartz Hill High School
The course is organized into 16 units according to AVHSD’s Curriculum Standards for chemistry.
Semester 1 Units
Semester 2 Units
Scientific Measurement and Calculations
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table of Elements
The Gas Laws
Modern Atomic Theory
Acids and Bases
Grading: Student achievement of the standards will be assessed primarily through the completion of daily assignments and the taking of unit exams. Course grades will be assigned as follows:
100% - 90% = A || 89.5% - 80% = B || 79.5% - 70% = C || 69.5% - 60% = D || Below 60% = F
60% - Unit Exams II 20% - Daily Assignments II 20% - Labs/Quizzes/Notes
Assignments: All daily assignments are announced on the class website, and are expected to be completed online by 3pm the day after they are assigned. Students will have 30 minutes in class to work on daily assignments the day the assignment is opened. What students do not finish in class will be assigned as homework. Students will then have 30 minutes in class the following day to ask questions relating to the daily assignment and to complete it.
Instructional Videos: The primary resource for information relating to this course will be the 225 instructional videos on my YouTube channel titled Chem Academy. These videos have been embedded into the learning management system the students will be interacting with all year long and will also be embedded on the class website, www.millingschem.com. The expectation is that the evening before a topic will be covered in class, students will watch the relating video. While viewing the instructional video students are encouraged to write down questions so that I may answer their questions the next day during lecture.
Attendance: It is your responsibility to find out what assignments have been missed during an absence and make plans with me for getting caught up on missed tests, quizzes and labs. In accordance with the AVHSD’s grading and marking manual, students will be allowed the same length of time as the length of the excused absence to make up missed homework. Students who miss school work because of unexcused absences or due to suspension shall be given the opportunity to make up missed work at the discretion of the teacher. Students who missed schoolwork because of truancy or other deliberate actions should not expect to receive credit for the time missed, nor should they expect to take any missed homework or examinations for credit. However, the final decision should rest with the teacher who may make allowances for mitigating circumstances.
Plagiarism and copying assignments (including labs and homework), or cheating on tests and quizzes will not be tolerated. All work is to be done individually. Failure to do so will result in a parent call or conference and a “zero” on the assignment. Repeated offenses will result in an unsatisfactory citizenship grade.
District policy states that teachers will assign a citizenship grade to students on report cards. Choices for the citizenship marks include "Outstanding," "Satisfactory," “Needs Improvement,” and "Unsatisfactory". Students receiving three or more unsatisfactory citizenship marks from their instructors on a quarter or semester grading period are ineligible for extracurricular or co-curricular activities for a period of one quarter.
District policy states that the following criteria shall be used in determining a student's citizenship mark in his/her class:
Materials for Class:
Grades for each unit will be uploaded to the powerschool website at the conclusion of each unit, approximately every 2-3 weeks.
Contact Information and Other Information:
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I have reviewed Mr. Millings’ course outline and I am aware that this document is available online for further review when needed.
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