AP Biology General Information
Attendance Policy:
This course meets everyday during 1st & 2nd period. 3 unexcused tardies result in 1 unexcused absence. You have 3 days from your absence to make up work. 
 
Missed Labs CANNOT be made up! If a student is to miss a lab, it is the student's responsibility to collect data from a fellow class member and complete the data sheet and lab questions. The Labs must be completed by the students because they play a significant role on the AP Exam and within the AP Biology course.
 
Typical AP Biology Day:
AP Biology is a introductory college level course. Students will be presented with college-level material and will be expected to study and complete assignments similarly to college students. Late work will not be accepted. If an absence occurs, it is the responsibility of the student to contact me to either turn in their work on time or to make arrangements with me for turning in their assignments or making up their tests. Missed tests must be made up before or after school. Due to the time requirements for completing the exam it is in the student's best interest not to miss class on test days.
 
This class is a lecture based course that uses class activities and lab work to supplement lecture material. Class notes will be available to all students on the school website for them to download to view or print. In order to participate in the class discussions, it will be important for students to be prepared for the class meetings by reading the appropriate chapters and lecture notes prior to attending class. Quizzes will be given on a daily basis. 

Labs will be completed throughout the course and students will be using state-of-the-art probeware to complete lab data collections. Students will be expected to be prepared for the lab by reading the lab protocol and completing the pre-lab assignments. After completing the lab the class will complete a lab report & debrief. 


LAB FEE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this class. Please make checks payable to Southside High School. You can pay it all at once, or you can make payments on it.