AP Environmental Science Course Overview and Expectations 2015/16 AP Environmental Science explores the concepts of stewardship and sustainability of our environment through a rigorous college level curriculum. Students may earn college credit by taking this course and the AP Environmental Science test offered through the College Board on May 2, 2016. Teacher availability: 1st hour: Room 225, AP Enviro. Science 2nd hour: Room 225, AP Enviro. Science 3rd hour: Room 225, Environmental Science 4th hour: PREP 5th hour: Room 225, Environmental Science 6th hour: Room 225, AP Enviro. Science Web site: www.deriemaker.weebly.com The website has links to the class including upcoming assignments and tests. Email: email@example.com School phone: (586)797-1300 ext 1475 QR Code can be scanned with smart phone to go directly to website. Homework: Students are expected to spend time each night reading, studying, preparing and/or doing homework. Knowing that students are involved in extra-curricular activities and have busy lives, students will be allowed to turn in 3 assignments up to 1 day late for half credit. Students shall not copy each other’s work or copy answers during the checking period for credit (late or otherwise). Students copying and those allowing their work to be copied will both receive 0credit. Students should retain all course work in a 3-ring binder. Students should retain all course work in a 3-ring binder with 3 section dividers labeled homework, articles and notes, students will also need a lab field journal (1 subject spiral bound is fine) . Binder and field journal should be used exclusively for AP Environmental Science. AP Exam: The exam is scheduled for Monday, May 2 at 8am. There are several resources available including cell phone apps, flashcards by Barron’s, and several different guides available at your local book store. I will also provide registered students with a study guide prepared by me which is a mixture of different resources and practice tests, etc. It is expected that each student will take the exam in May. Grading: Students will be graded on a weighted scale. The breakdown is as follows: Tests/quizzes 50%, Projects/labs 25%, Homework 20%, and Participation 5% (includes loss for tardies). Makeup Tests Makeup test will be given by appointment. Policies and Consequences: Students are expected to be on time, on task, and prepared each day. Each student is to bring a writing utensil, text and binder every day. No food or drinks are allowed on lab days, no food ANY day. No cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices will be allowed at any time. Students are to treat each other and superiors with respect. Students will follow all Utica Schools and Eisenhower codes of conduct. Consequences for inappropriate behavior will be dealt with on an individual basis according to Eisenhower policies, severity, and frequency of the misbehavior.