HONORS CHEMISTRY I COURSE PROSPECTUS - MS. DUNCAN - 2013 - 2014 SCHOOL YEAR
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION:

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:
- 2" three-ring binder
- notebook paper
- pencil and pen
- scientific or graphing calculator
- colored pencils
- copy of the Chemistry Reference Tables
- any notes, worksheets, labs, etc. needed for the day*
* Students are responsible for their own success in my class. Students will have to keep up with their assignments. Most of the handouts that students will use in Chemistry I class will be found on the internet. I have a website where all of the material that students need can be found. There is a part of the website that is just for parents to help you keep up with what your child is doing in class.
TUTORING:
- On most Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will offer tutoring from 2:30 to 3:00 in my classroom.
- Wednesdays are reserved for faculty and department meetings.
- Students should make arrangements with the teacher during the school day to be sure
there are no conflicts in scheduling (appointments, meetings, etc.).
GRADING:
A student's grade will be determined by dividing the number of points earned by the number of points possible. Each assignment will be given a point value based on the difficulty of the assignment. (For example, a test is usually worth 100 points. A homework assignment checked for completion is usually only worth about 10 points.) The Charlotte-Mecklenburg grading scale will be used. (100-93 = A, 92-85 = B, 84-77 = C, 76-70 = D, 69-0 = F.) Grades will be entered into Parent Assistant within 10 days of the assignment due date.

MAKE UP & LATE WORK:
A student has 5 days to make arrangements for his or her make up work following an absence. For extended absences, a schedule will be created to ensure all assignments are completed.
Homework that is checked for completion at the beginning of a class period cannot be turned in late. (We will be going over that work immediately following the recording of the grade.) Assignments that are turned in are important and will be graded for accuracy.
Every effort should be made by the student to have the work completed by the due date. If a student does not turn in an assignment on time, he or she can turn it in later the same school day or the school day immediately following the due date for a maximum of 75 % credit. If a student turns in an assignment two days after the due date (turns in on Wednesday when assignment was due on Monday), he or she can earn a maximum of 50 % credit. After two days, no credit will be given for late work.