• Human Anatomy

    Class Expectations

    2020 - 2021

    I. Description:

    This course is intended to be a college preparatory, laboratory science course. However, all students are welcome regardless of academic path. It will provide credit toward the science graduation requirement.

    Topics covered:

    1st semester: anatomical terms and directions, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

    2nd semester: special senses, heart and blood vessels, blood, digestive system, nutrition, urinary system, reproductive system, and fetal pig dissection.

    II. Materials:


    Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, by Martini. The books are an essential part of this class. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOOK!

    Materials Needed

    Students will come to class prepared DAILY with the following items:

    • Pen (standard blue or black ink ONLY!)
    • Pencil
    • Composition Book (College rule; 100 sheets)
    • Colored Pencils
    • Highlighter (optional but really helpful!)

    III. Distance Learning:

    It is your responsibility to be a respectful, kind human online. We will be meeting via Google Classroom for each session. The Google Meet link is located in the top left corner of our Google Classroom. Please note that all Google Meet sessions will be recorded including the chat box. There is an attached Google meet etiquette pdf we will also review.

    IV. Attendance:

    Your attendance is required at each Google Meet session or you will be marked absent. It will also be required for you to participate in the class via discussion (verbal or through the chat box) and various other activities throughout each session.

    V. Office Hours:

    There will be office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays via Google Meets 1:00pm-2:52pm. You can stop by and get extra help or ask questions. You are going to log into your google account and the code for my office hours is Morgan405. Please note that all sessions will be recorded including the chat box.

    VI. Class Rules:

    • RESPECT is the rule!
    • Students are expected to be polite and behave well. You will be treated as an adult as long as you act like one. Be respectful, polite, and courteous to me and to each other.
    • Profanity is not acceptable!
    • Personal grooming is not to be done during class time.
    • Students are expected to be in the Google Meet session on time.
    • Excessive tardiness will result in parent contact and referrals
    • Electronic devices besides your Chromebook are not to be used during class unless you have permission, or I have said it is ok for the activity.

    VII. Homework:

    You should also be studying a little every night. This class has a lot of vocabulary and memorization. If you do not put in the work, you will not pass.

    If you are absent, you are still responsible for making up the work you missed. You will have two days to complete your homework after the day you return to class. Only if you have an excused absence.

    Missing Assignments

    It is your job to make up missing assignments. If that is a test or quiz, you are responsible for scheduling a make-up with me within one week of your return to class.

    Make up work/tests are only possible if your absence is EXCUSED!

    VIII: Grading

    All assignments will be given a point value. You should be monitoring your grade on Aeries all year round. Grades are weighted according to the following:

    • Participation = 20%
    • Homework/Classwork = 20%
    • Test/Quizzes = 20%
    • Labs/Projects = 20%
    • Final = 20%

    The grading scale is as follows:

                100 – 90%       A

                89 – 80%         B

                79 – 70%         C

                69 – 60%         D

                59 – 50%         F

    IX. Progressive Discipline Plan

    Behavior should never be an issue. We are all here to learn and we will all respect each other. Students who do not follow the rules will be subject to the following action(s):

    • 1st minor offense: warning
    • 2nd minor offense: Parent phone call/conference
    • 3rd offense: referral to administration

    X. Labs

    Right now, all labs will be either digital simulations or demonstrations done by the teacher until further notice.

    Lab safety is our number 1 priority!


    These expectations are subject to change and we all need to be flexible.