Course Syllabus

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Welcome to ACP Biology!  I hope this year will be exciting, fun, and challenging.  In this course, we will explore the major concepts in biology, emphasizing problem solving, laboratory exercises and application of biology to everyday life.  Science is loaded with many facts.  Knowing and understanding these facts is key to being successful in any science course, including Biology.  Being a GOOD, active listener AND being able to take notes in class are critical skills that MUST be developed; these skills will serve you well in college and beyond.

Other important skills that will help you succeed are self motivation and communication.  It is important that you ask questions about material that you don’t understand at the time the material is being discussed and well before an exam or quiz.  Is something unclear?  Did something come up at home that impedes your ability to meet deadlines?  Let me know!  I am available for extra help by appointment.  Please arrange a mutually agreeable time during class or send me an email. When I’m not teaching, you will likely find me in Room 358.

Please review the class policies, procedures and expectations found on Page 2 and then sign below.  Understanding and following these expectations will serve as a solid foundation for your success in ACP Biology. This document will be available for you on Canvas throughout the year.

I look forward to working with you this year.  Please know that I am here to help you learn and succeed in biology.  I hope this will be a rewarding year for all of us. 

Parents/Guardians: Please feel free to contact me via email (dorem@wellesleyps.org).  Email is the best way to get in touch with me.  I look forward to meeting you at back to school night on Thursday, October 3rd.

Sincerely,

Meghan Dore

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