• Phoenix Union High School District #210

    Plans for Student Success

    School: CAMELBACK HIGH SCHOOL Teacher: Mr. Seidler

    Department: Science Course Title: Environmental Science

    No. of Credits 1 Grade Level 10-12 Prerequisites NONE


    CONTACT NUMBER 602-764-7000

     

     

    Course Description

    Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world works, and how humans and the environment affect each other.

    In Quarter 1 we will cover the following topics: Methods of Science, Economics and Environmental Policy, Population Ecology.

    In Quarter 2 we will cover the following topics: Population Demographics and Human Population, Biodiversity and Human Impacts on Biomes.

    In Quarter 3 we will cover the following topics: Renewable and non-renewable resource use

    In Quarter 4 we will cover the following topics: Energy and its impact on climate, Urbanization.

     

    Materials Required

    The textbook “Environmental Science” written by Withgott and published by Pearson will be the primary text for this course. This textbook will remain in class and will not go home. They should keep a separate notebook strictly for the use in this course as they will need to refer back during the year to curriculum previously covered. The school will provide all lab materials. Their notebooks will be graded at the end of each semester. Students should provide their own pencils, paper, rulers, etc.

     

    Objectives for the Courses

    Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world works, and how humans and the environment affect each other.

    In Quarter 1 we will cover the following topics: Methods of Science, Economics and Environmental Policy, Population Ecology.

    In Quarter 2 we will cover the following topics: Population Demographics and Human Population, Biodiversity and Human Impacts on Biomes.

    In Quarter 3 we will cover the following topics: Renewable and non-renewable resource use

    In Quarter 4 we will cover the following topics: Energy and its impact on climate, Urbanization.

    GRADING SYSTEM

    A- 90% Superior

    B- 80% Above Average

    C- 70% Average

    D- 60% Below Average

    F- 59% Failing, No Credit

      

    The student's grade will be broken down within the guidelines of the following parameters:

     65%  Assessments/labs

    20%  Classwork/Assignments/Activities

    15%  District CRT’s/Midterms

     The students are asked to and required to take lecture notes. They are to read each Chapter assigned and take notes and save them. They must complete all assignments. Homework is due the next day unless the student has an excused absence. Missing assignments count against the student’s grade at the end of the semester when the Semester Notebook is due.

    Those who choose not to take notes will have to rely on memory. It is to the students benefit to take notes and take advantage of this opportunity.

    Makeup Policy

    Any student, who needs to make up an assignment, test, etc., may do so during KKIS or Advisory, which is a time afforded the students for extra help and makeup. This is before school, during Advisory, at lunchtime and also after school. These times are strictly for the benefit of the student in order to make up work or get help in the class.

    Attendance

     “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one half of the period. (PUHSD Governing Board PolicyJ-1561 JHR)

     “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing.

    (PUHSD Governing Board PolicyJ-1561 JHR

     Note: A Disciplinary Referral will be turned in for students caught ditching class or repeatedly Tardy to the same class period. After twelve (12) unexcused absences, removal from the class is an option.

     

      Title I Program

    Academic tutoring and test preparation is available to all students. Additional support for passing classes and graduating on time is the intent of these services. Support through Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English. For additional information, please contact the Principal, Dr. Boyce, or the Assistant Principal for Instruction, Mr. Matt Georgia at (602) 764-7000.

     

    Behavioral Expectations

    The student will be expected to act as a gentlemen or a lady at all times in the classroom. If the teacher continually has to stop class, reprimand or ask the student to sit down, be quiet, etc., it will be reflected in a negative manner as outlined above in the grading guidelines. Swearing at the teacher or other students will not be tolerated. If persistent bad behavior continues, a phone call to the parent or email will occur and a referral to the Dean's Office will take place.

    Tardy Policy : Students are expected to be in their assigned seats when the tardy bell rings. Students who arrive late to class are expected to quietly take their seats and then speak to the teacher after class about why they were late.

    Electronic Devices: Camelback High School has determined that the use of certain electronic devices disrupts the educational process and will not be allowed on campus: These electronic devices are inclusive of, but not limited to: Walkman’s, CD Players, iPods, stereos, electronic games and cell phones. Violation of this policy will result in the confiscation of the item which can be retrieved only by the parent or guardian at the schools Security Office.

     

     

    “Every Day, Every Spartan”

    Punctual

    On time, ready to learn

    Prepared

    Binder, agenda, pencil, homework ready

    Presentable

    ID on, food and drink discarded, clothing & accessories per dress code

    Polite

     Hats and headphones removed and phones put away upon entry

    Participation

    Attend, engage and display Spartan work ethic