Anatomy and Physiology
     Classroom Policies and Expectations
    2019 – 2020

    Dear Parent and Students:

    I would like to introduce you to an interesting, challenging class: Human Anatomy and Physiology. Please read the following carefully, as it contains information about the class.

    1.  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.


    1. Textbook: Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, by Martini. The books are an essential part of this class. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BOOK!
    1. Topics covered:
    • 1st semester: anatomical terms and directions, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.
    • 2nd semester: special sense, heart and blood vessels, blood, digestive system, nutrition, urinary system, reproductive system, and fetal pig dissection.
    1. Class Rules and Activities


      1. Students are expected to be polite and behave well. You will be treated like an adult as long as you act like one. Be respectful, polite and courteous to me and to each other. Profanity is not acceptable.


      1. Personal grooming is not to be done during class time.


      1. MATERIALS: Students are expected to bring their planners, paper, and something to write with every day. You will also need to buy a composition book and set of color pencils right away. (They are available at the 99 cent store) This is an upper-level science class so be organized!


      1. Students are expected to be in their seats before the bell rings. Excessive tardies will result in detention, parent contact, and referrals.
      1. Dress code: Make sure you conform to the dress code.


      1. There is no food, drink, or gum allowed in the classroom.


      1. Absences are to be cleared first with attendance and then with me the day you come back. It is your responsibility to get the makeup work from me. You will only be allowed to make up work if your absence is excused!


      1. STUDENTS WILL PERFORM SAFE LAB TECHNIQUES WHILE IN THE LAB AREA. I will remove anyone in the lab who is unsafe.


      1. Electronic devices: Electronic devices of any sort are not to be used during class.
      1. Dissection is an important part of this class!

    1. Grading: All labs, projects, dissections, assignments, tests and warm-ups will be assigned a point value. You should be monitoring your grade online all year round Grades are weighted according to the following:
    • Tests/Quizzes                                    = 30%
    • Labs/Projects                                     = 30%
    • Homework/Classwork                         = 20%
    • Final                                                  = 20%

                The grading scale is as follows:

                100 – 90%      A

                89 – 80%        B

                79 – 70%        C

                69 – 60%        D

                59 – 0%          F



    1. Seating: Beginning the second day of class you will be assigned a seat. After each exam your seat will change so don’t get too comfortable. If you need any special accommodations, please let me know after class TODAY, and I will make every effort to help.



    1. 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: Student conference/detention
    • 2nd minor offense: Parent phone call/conference
    • 3rd offense: Referral



    1. Homework There will be homework assigned everyday in Anatomy and Physiology. Homework for this class includes:


    • Homework packets
    • Finishing labs, projects, assignments
    • Studying for tests

    Homework is a huge part of this class and your grade depends on it!