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Anatomy  and  Physiology
Syllabus  and  Course  Information

Overview
Course of Study
Make up policy and inclement weather information

Grade policies

Curriculum Standards

Classroom guidelines

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I.  Overview

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the body’s structures and respective functions at the molecular/biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ, systemic, and organism levels. Students explore the body through laboratory investigations, models, diagrams, and/or comparative studies of the anatomy of other organisms. The study of anatomy and physiology prepares students for a variety of pursuits such as health care, sports, and fitness careers, as well as for taking an active part in their own health and wellness.  


II.  Course of Study

     The learner will study

• Anatomical Orientation

• Protection, Support, and Movement

• Integration and Regulation

• Transportation

• Absorption and Excretion

• Reproduction, Growth, and Development


III.  Make up Work Policy

You have as many days as you miss to make up the assignments (example: miss two days of school, assignments missed during that time will be due the second day after you return).   This is school policy.  

Important: If school is delayed due to weather on an exam day, students will still take the regularly scheduled exams on that day.  The exams will simply contain fewer questions.  If school is canceled due to weather on an exam day, students will take the exam the next time class meets.  This policy applies to quizzes as well.


IV.  Grading System

Grades will be posted online using the school's grading software.  Students will receive codes so they may access their grades online.  In addition, more class information such as assignment schedules may also be found online at my website.  Occasionally unscheduled pop quizzes may be given in class.  The grading scale is listed below.

Assignment Percentage of Nine Weeks Grade

               Assignment                                 Estimated Point Values (per occurrence)
                  Exam                                             60 - 120
                  quiz                                                10 - 50
                  homework                                       10 - 25
                  lab work and class work                   20 - 50

Grading Procedures for Final Averages:
First Semester:       Nine-weeks Grades are 20% each and the First Semester Exam is 10%.
Second Semester:   Nine-weeks Grades are 20% each and the Final Exam is 10%.


V. Technology Based Relative Material

Student Companion Textbook Website: www.PHSchool.com  enter the web-code for each subject area.  I will provide you with additional information for the online text content/activities. 

Click here for the curriculum guidelines.


VI.  Guidelines for the Classroom

1.  RESPECT = Respect everyone including yourself.  Use respectful language, and behave politely and respectfully.  Remember the Golden Rule.

2.  RESPONSIBILITY = Accept responsibility for your actions.  Behave in a responsible and appropriate manner.  (No horseplay.)

3.  No food or drinks in the classroom or the computer labs.

4.  Clean workspace prior to leaving class.

5.  All assignments should be completed by the deadline provided by the instructor. 

6.  Be prepared for class every day.  It is the responsibility of the student to have the necessary materials for class (textbook, pen, pencil, notebook, gloves for dissection, etc.). Students who do not have their textbooks with them in class when the class is using textbooks will have 3 points deducted from the applicable assignment(s).

7.  The instructor reserves the right to remove any student from the lab should that student jeopardize the safety of himself / herself or of another student.

8.  If a student has a least one disciplinary referral, that student may not be allowed to participate in field trips or other special activities.

9.  When students enter class, they should immediately switch off their cellular devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and place their cellular devices face down in the middle of their table.  Students should never use cellular devices in class unless the instructor specifically directs the students to do so.  Students whose cellular devices alert (ring, vibrate, etc.) during class will be referred for disciplinary action.  Students may not keep cellular devices in pockets, purses, bags, desks, or anywhere else besides the middle of their table.