• Name: Mr. PflughauptOn vacation
    Subjects / Classes Taught: Biology
    Degree(s): Bachelor of Science, OSU; Masters of Education, NAU




    School: Cesar Chavez HighSchool         Teacher:  Mr. Pflughaupt

    Department:            Science                                 Course Title: Biology          Code: 5711000

    No. of Credits: ½ per semester                Grade Level(s): 9 &10

    Prerequisite (s):  Physical Science or meets placement criteria


    1.  Course Description:    Biology is a laboratory science course that meets the graduation requirements of PUHSD and the science admission requirements of Arizona universities. This course is a survey of the life sciences and the manner in which scientific critical thinking skills are used to study living organisms.Topics studied include science as   inquiry, cell structure, life processes, ecology, genetics, and the theory of evolution. This course gives the students the opportunity to develop:

    ·        The knowledge of biology by identifying important concepts.

    ·        Skills in operating various types of lab equipment used for biology experiments.

    ·        The ability to use the library and technology as a resource.

    ·        The ability to make observations,create hypotheses, make predictions and draw conclusions.           

    ·        The ability to apply concepts in the real world and solve problems.



     2. Daily Materials Needed: 

                                                            ·         Three ring notebook

                                                             ·         Pen and pencil

                                                             ·         Lined paper

                                                             ·         Highlighter

                                                             ·         Folder that will remain in class

                                                             ·         Textbook: Biology, Miller and Levine



    3. Grading System:   80% of your semester grade in this class will depend on your performance on assignments, labs, quizzes, exams, and                                                     participation. A district final will be given at the end of each  semester and will be worth 20% of your semester grade.


                                                                                     Percentage Point for Final Grade:

                                                                                    Homework: 15%                                 A = 90- 100%

                                                                                    Tests: 25%                                           B = 80 - 89%

                                                                                     Labs: 20%                                          C = 70 – 79%

                                                                                     Classwork: 20%                                  D = 60 - 69%      

                                                                                     Final Exam: 20%                                  F = 59% & below


      StudentVue/ParentVue can be accessed through the Cesar Chavez High School homepage.  Returning students will have the same password as last year and new students will receive their password during advisory class within the first two weeks.  Accommodations and modifications will be included per IEP and 504 plans.


    4. 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 though Title I funding is available in the areas of: math, reading and English.  If                                  interested, please contact the Principal, Mr. Gayman at (602) 764-4010 or Assistant Principal for  Instruction, Cheri Fitzpatrick                                  for additional information at (602) 764-4011.      


    5. Makeup Policy:  All work is expected to be turned in on time. The student is given one day for every day absent to make up the work, this starts upon the student’s return to class. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the teacher the day he/she returns to get his/her missing work. Any pre-assigned work that was due on the day of the absence is due immediately upon the student’s return. Late work may be turned in for up to 50% credit and is due on the “late date” indicated by the teacher. Late work will not be accepted after the posted late date. Students may also seek assistance Monday-Friday during the Advisory period in room 5211. In addition, you may contact me by email at pflughaupt@phxhs.k12.az.us.




    6. Attendance:   “Absent” is defined as nonattendance in an assigned class or activity for more than one-half of the period (PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR). “Tardy” is defined as not being in the assigned class or activity when the tardy bell has finished ringing(PUHSD Governing Board Policy J-1561 JHR). Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to work WHEN the tardy bell rings. Students who arrive to class late may not complete daily bell work and/or quizzes which will result in a loss of class points. Frequent tardies may result in lunch detention, parent contact, and/or a referral to the Dean of Students.




    7. Classroom Expectations:                         

                                                       1. Students will be in their seats ready to work when the tardy bell rings

                                                       2. Students will wear their IDs (above the waist and visible) at all times

                                                       3. Gum, food, candy, drinks, breath mints, breath strips, etc. will NOT be brought into the classroom

                                                       4.  All electronic gear is to be turned off and out of sight prior to entering class (iPods, tablets, cell phones, mp3                                                          players, video games, etc.)

                                                       5.   Take hats off prior to entering the room.

                                                       6.       Absolutely NO PROFANITY  not even the small words.

                                                       7.       Students will actively participate in and complete all classroom assignments, activities, homework, etc.

                                                       8.       All campus and district policies and procedures will be followed. It All Comes Down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

                                                       9.      Furthermore, all students are expected to follow additional classroom guidelines and procedures set forth by                                                             the teacher, as well as the policies and rules set forth by the Phoenix Union High School district. Infractions                                                             may result in referrals to the Dean of Students for Disciplinary action and/or in-class detention time.