I.Introduction to Course: Biology is defined as the study of life.  Therefore, you will be learning about all aspects of life from the microscopic cell to the macroscopic Earth.  Cell division and reproduction will be included along with genetics and changes of traits over time.  The environmental aspect of ecology will be covered as interrelationships between living and nonliving things are part of biology.  The human body will be studied in relation to its different systems and functions. 

II.Supplies:  1.  Binder with 3 tab dividers  2.    Loose leaf paper  3.    Pens and pencils 

III.Assignments/Grades:  1.     Class work activities  2.    Notebook checks  3.    Unit tests  4.    Semester exams.   Late work is accepted only 1 day after the due date.  An automatic deduction of 25% points will occur.  (For example, if you score a 100% on late work, you will score a 75% due to your assignment being late.)  If work is not turned in past the designated late time, you earn a zero.  If you are absent, then you are responsible for notes given and/or unit tests.  Makeup work will be discussed and discussed when you return with your excused absence slip.  Tests will be offered the day you return from your absence with your excused absence slip; however, you may take advantage of the 3-day-rule offered by Caddo Parish School Board.