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School Year _ 2016-2017_________________

Course Environmental Science General & ESL Course 26.0611000


Name Code 26.0611000E
School Dunwoody High School Teacher Ms. Anne Prodgers
Name Name
School 678-874-8502 Teacher Anne_Prodgers@dekalbschoolsga.org
Phone Email
Number
Teacher http://www.dunwoodyhs.dekalb.k12.ga.us/ Tutorials Monday-Friday mornings from 7:30
Website AnneProdgers.aspx 8:00 or after school by appointment.

Course Description: Environmental Science is one semester course that gives students a broad overview of
Environmental Science. Students will begin with their study of looking at local and global environmental
perspectives and end with working towards a sustainable future. Students will engage in the processes of
science, and explore the real world applications of the environment and its past, present, and future uses.
Students will also engage in reading, writing, exploration, projects, and labs to increase their decision-making
and problem solving skills as well as increase their knowledge of environmental issues.

Curriculum Overview
The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO
CHANGE.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Unit 1 Introduction to Environmental Science (Week 1)
Unit 2 Ecology (Weeks 2-6)
Unit 3 Populations (Weeks 6-9)
*Midterm Exam
Unit 4 Water, Air, and Land (Weeks 9-12)
Unit 5 Mineral and Energy Resources (Weeks 12-15)
Unit 6 Our Health and Our Future (Weeks 15-18)
*Final Exam (this course does NOT have an EOC)

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Title Holt Environmental Science
ISBN 9780030947636

Replacement Cost: ~$82.50

Online book and/or resources http://my.hrw.com

Online student access code Given in class

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of
student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of
ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver
educational services and to maximize each students opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student
progress, report grades that represent the students academic achievement, and communicate official academic
progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy
IHA.

**GRADING CATEGORIES GRADE PROTOCOL


Assessment During Learning 25% A 90 100
Independent Practice 45% B 80 89
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning 30% C 71 79
D 70
F Below 70

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS


STUDENT Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half
PROGRESS weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and
plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall
include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See
Board Policy IH.
ACADEMIC Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited
INTEGRITY to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging
signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of
Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character
Development Handbook.
HOMEWORK Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or
adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the
teaching/learning experience. Homework will be graded based on effort and
accuracy as specified by the teacher.
MAKE-UP WORK When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when
DUE TO ABSENCES the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given
an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be
completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.
All make-up work must be scheduled at the teachers discretion. It is the students
responsibility to ask for the make-up work before or after school or class and to
complete all make-up work on the first day if the excused absence has been one to
two days. When a student has been absent three or more days, make-up work should
be completed within three days. You must have an admit slip when you return from
an excused or unexcused absence. If your excused absence is prior to the day of a
given quiz/test, you will be expected to take the quiz or test with the class. If your
excused absence is the day of a test/quiz you will take the test during the next tutorial
session offered or in class the day you return. It is your responsibility to get your
missed assignments at the appropriate time, i.e. before or after school or class.
REVISION POLICY Students may revise up to 3 classwork, quizzes, or tests. The assignment must be
revised in tutorial within one week of receiving the grade. The student must provide
explanations for their mistakes. The student may earn up to of their lost points;
these points will be added to their original grade.
SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS
CLASSROOM BE PROMPT You should be in your seat before the bell rings
EXPECTATIONS
BE Bring all required materials to class and be in class
PREPARED both physically and mentally. You will not be
allowed to go to your locker to obtain materials
during class. This should be done between classes.

BE POLITE Respect yourself, your teacher, fellow classmates,


and all belongings

BE POSITIVE Leave all negative attitudes and profanity outside of


the classroom

PARTICIPATE Ask questions when you do not understand and


answer questions when you are able

*** In addition to these expectations all school policies will be enforced.


CLASSROOM ENTRANCE/DISMISSAL: You should enter the room quietly, sit at your assigned
POLICIES desk and begin working immediately. Standing outside the classroom is
unacceptable. When I dismiss the class, you are expected to straighten your desk and
pick up all trash before you depart. Please do not leave paper, textbooks and
notebooks under your desk.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Students are expected to do individual work, unless the


assignment is a group activity. Cheating is unacceptable. A zero will be assigned to
any person who chooses to copy or allow someone to copy another students work.

FOOD: DO NOT bring drinks, candy, food, or gum into the classroom. If someone
is caught eating they will receive a verbal warning for the first offense and on the
second offense the food will be discarded, as well as the stated consequences. The
only exception is water bottles.

PERSONAL GROOMING: Personal grooming is not allowed in the classroom. This


includes, but not restricted to the display and use of perfumes, lotions, brushes, and
combs. Purses must be kept in the baskets under the desks; not in your lap and not
on the desk.

EQUIPMENT: Any materials we use in class must be kept in class. The equipment,
including the desk, is provided for your benefit. Please take care of school property.
DO NOT WRITE ON THE DESKS OR ANY LAB EQUIPMENT!
CONSEQUENCES 1st offense: Verbal warning
2nd offense: Change of seat and/or lunch detention, and parent contact
3rd offense: Administrative referral
**The teacher reserves the right to go straight to an administrative referral for
extreme cases.
MATERIALS AND Composition notebook
SUPPLIES Pen or pencil
Colored pencils & sharpener
Clear tape or glue stick
Scissors
Highlighter
Index cards
PARENTS AS Family involvement is an essential element for a students success in science. You
PARTNERS can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by visiting the online
resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials, interactive
activities, and other online resources provided throughout the year.

** The teacher reserves the right to alter this syllabus at any time in order to maximize student achievement and
success. Students will be notified if the syllabus is revised, and an updated copy will be provided on the
website.
Environmental Science Syllabus
Ms. Prodgers

To parent(s) and the student:


By signing and dating below you have confirmed that you have received a copy of the course syllabus for
Environmental Science for the Spring 2017 school semester. You have also agreed upon and understood all
course rules, conditions, and policies.

Note to Parents: Please pay special attention to the materials list to ensure your child the best possible chance
for success in this class. I believe in open communication between parents, teachers, and students, and I believe
this plays a vital part in ensuring the success of your child. If you ever have any questions or concerns please
feel free to contact me. The best method of contact is via e-mail: Anne_Prodgers@dekalbschoolsga.org. I
truly believe that every child has the ability to learn and do well in science, and I will do everything in my
power to help each student reach his or her full potential in this class. I am looking forward to a great semester!

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