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AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL

2015 AP Biology Disclosure


Course Description:
Welcome to AP Biology! AP Biology is a rigorous course that is designed to help student receive
college credit by enrolling and earning concurrent enrollment credit via Utah Valley University
and/or taking an AP Exam on Monday May 9, 2016. The number of credits earned via the exam
will vary depending on your AP score, university and major.

Concurrent Enrollment:
To receive UVU credit, you must:
1. Apply to UVU (35.00, one time fee) http://www.uvu.edu/concurrent/
2. Enroll in the course BIOL 1010/1015 (4 credits = 20.00)
3. Turn in a parent permission form (attached to this packet)
Sophomores can apply to receive CE credit, but they MUST take the accuplacer test
(offered at AFHS 8/30 @ 2:30pm) and fill out a sophomore exception form.
http://www.uvu.edu/concurrent/docs/sophomore_by_exception_2015_16_final_intera
ctive.pdf

Supply List:
1 3-ring binder (1 inch 2 inch)
4 binder dividers (labeled: Tests & Quizzes, Class Notes, Guided Readings, Activities)
1 composition notebook to use as a lab notebook
Loose-leaf lined paper
Pen and Pencil

Grading: Grades will be based on your ability to demonstrate competency of learning goals
during labs, tests, and assignments.

Classroom Expectations:
All policies and procedures listed in the student handbook will be followed. (dress code,
tardy policy, etc.)
Electronics Policy: Students will be taught and expected to use electronics with proper
discretion and timing.
Cheating: I have a no-tolerance policy for cheating. If a student is caught cheating, they
will receive an automatic zero on the assignment, lab or test in question.
My personal classroom rules: Be Prompt, Be Prepared, Be Polite & Be Safe!

Communication: I will send out classroom updates and reminders using the online system at
www.remind.com Notices can come via text or email. Instructions on how to sign up for these
reminders can be found at the end of this document. If you have any questions or concerns
please feel free to contact me anytime. It is easiest to contact me at jipsen@alpinedistrict.org

American Fork High School complies with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Title IV
of the Civil Right Act of 1964. Therefor, no student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability.

BIOL 1010 | BIOL 1015



Biology Lecture | Biology Lab

Instructor
Julie Ipsen

jipsen@alpinedistrict.org

Room 208

Course
This is a Concurrent Enrollment Course, offering both high school credit through American Fork High
School and college credit through Utah Valley University. Credit from this course is transferable to all
colleges and universities. Contact the receiving institution for how the credits will be applied.

Introduces major themes and concepts of biology including cell and molecular biology, genetics, diversity,
evolution, and ecology. Provides students with necessary information and skills to critically evaluate what
they hear, read, and see in the living world; communicate clearly; and apply methods to interpret data for
making informed decisions concerning the role of biology in a world of which they are a part.
There are very few professional fields or careers that are exploding with as many opportunities as the
biological sciences are. The next twenty years will see dynamic growth in genetics, health sciences,
agriculture, and environmental impacts. These are all very high-paying and satisfying options for students
futures.

Prerequisites
A composite ACT Score of 21 or have completed English 1010 with a grade of C- or better. The ACT or
English prerequisite may be substituted with an equivalent PLAN Assessment Test score. A median
composite PLAN score of 21 is required.

Text and Instructional Materials


Campbell Biology In Focus
BIOLOGY LAB MANUEL for Students AP COLLEGE BOARD
Objectives | Topics to be Covered
1. Explain the nature of specific inquiry, the limits of science, and distinguish between science and
pseudoscience.
2. Compare and contrast the characteristics of living and nonliving things, including their molecular
organization. Describe the cell theory and the basic parts of cells and their functions. Describe the
cell theory and the basic parts of cells and their functions. Describe cellular metabolism, including
photosynthesis and cell respiration.
3. Explain how DNA controls the activities of the cell and the physical and behavioral attributes of
organisms through protein synthe3sis.
4. Describe some basic techniques in recombinant DNA technology and Bioinformatics and discuss the
potential benefits and hazards of this technology.
5. Explain the differences between asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction, including the
processes of binary fission, mitosis, and meiosis and fertilization.
6. Explain basic patterns of inheritance in living organisms and make predictions about the occurrence
of physical attributes in future generations.
7. Describe how organisms are named and classified. List the major attributes of the five kingdoms of
living organisms and list some representatives of each. Describe major aspects of plant structure
and function. Describe major aspects of animal 9including human) structure and function.
8. Explain the process of natural selection and how this process can explain biological evolution,
including speciation. Discuss the evidence that supports the conclusion that life has evolved and is
evolving.
9. Define the term ecology and discuss some basic concepts of this science in the areas of population,
community, ecosystem, and ecosphere ecology. Be able to discuss principles related to population

growth, food webs, energy flow, nutrient cycling, species interaction and interdependency, and
succession. Describe the impact of humans on the environment and how some of these impacts
might be ameliorated.

Department Policies

Attendance and Participation


Regular attendance and participation is an absolute for the successful completion of this course.
Environment of the Classroom. All student activity and behavior must contribute to creating a
classroom environment which does NOT 1) interfere with the teachers ability to teach, or 2)
interfere with any other students ability to learn (whether you think they want to or not).
Homework: Homework is the lifeblood of this class. You will simply have to put forth significant
effort outside of class time. This will mainly consist of READING the required text, and completing
the designated assignments. You should be spending roughly 1 hours of homework 4-5 nights per
week.
Grades and Credit
You will receive the same grade for your high school course as you receive for your college course.
Your grade for this class will become part of your permanent college transcript and will affect your
GPA. A low grade in this course can affect college acceptance and scholarship eligibility.
Grading Scale








A = 100-94
A - = 93-90
B+ = 89-87
B = 86-83

B - = 82-80
C+ = 79-77
C = 76-73
C - = 72-70

D+ = 69-67
D = 66-63
D - = 62-60
F = 59-0

University Policies

Academic Integrity
Utah Valley University expects all students to maintain integrity and high standards of individual honesty in
academic work, to obey the law, and to show respect for others. Students of this class are expected to
support an environment of academic integrity, have the right to such an environment, and should avoid all
aspects of academic dishonesty. Examples of academic dishonesty include plagiarizing, faking of data,
sharing information during an exam, discussing an exam with another student who has not taken the exam,
consulting reference material during an exam, submitting a written assignment which was authored by
someone other than you, and/or cheating in any form. Violators of this policy will be subject to disciplinary
action. Cheating will not be tolerated. It will result in a FAILING grade for the course. In keeping with UVU
policy, evidence of academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade in the course and disciplinary review by
the college. Additional information on this topic is published in the student handbook and is available on the
UVU website. Grading is done on straight point, not on a curve. Grades will be posted throughout the year
and it is your responsibility to check for accuracy and provide proof that they are otherwise. Nearly your
entire grade is based on your homework. Your points may also come from practice AP exams, essay
homework, research paper, labs, quizzes, notebook, and homework.

Students with Disabilities


If you have any disability, which may impair your ability to successfully, complete this course; please contact
the Accessibility Services office, 863-8747, BU 146. Academic accommodations are granted for all students
who have qualified documented disabilities. All services are coordinated with the Accessibility Services office.

Deadlines
Sept 4 Last day to apply to UVU (without late fee)
Sept 8 Last day to apply to UVU (with late fee), Last day to turn in test scores, last day to turn in
sophomore exception paperwork
Sept 10 Last day to enroll in the course
Oct 24 The last day to drop the course without it showing on your transcript.

How to sign up to receive reminders and alerts:


6th Period:
To receive messages via text, text @msipsen6th to 81010. You can opt-
out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @msipsen6th'.
Trouble using 81010? Try texting @msipsen6th to (801) 701-8129
instead.
Or to receive messages via email, send a blank email to
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7th Period

To receive messages via text, text @msipsen7th to 81010. You can opt-
out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @msipsen7th'.
Trouble using 81010? Try texting @msipsen7th to (801) 701-8129
instead.
Or to receive messages via email, send a blank email to
msipsen7th@mail.remind.com. (You can leave the subject line blank)