Eastside Academic Studies

 

Biology (Kendall) (Honors option)

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Teacher: Snow Kendall
Email: snowk@comcast.net
Date/Time: Thursday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: 255/257
Department: Science
DOE Number: 26.01200
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

This course, covering the broad spectrum of biology, is one of the three core high school science classes. Each class begins with a discussion of the material, and then moves to a hands-on learning activity or lab to keep the students actively engaged.  We will have heavy microscope use, model making, and dissections. I am a born again Christian and a creationist who believes in a young Earth. This worldview will be woven into everything we do.

This biology course includes a tree identification workshop, where the students will learn how to identify native Georgia trees using a field guide for their fall project.  August 10th and 13th. Attendance for at least one workshop is required. Contact me for conflicts.


Note Taking:
In preparation for college the student will be developing note-taking skills. All notes and sketches that are required to be in the notebook will be written on the projector screen during class discussion. 

Regular and Honors Levels:
A student may take this course as regular high school biology, or honors biology. Honor students will have additional material that goes into more depth in an area of interest for each chapter. Parents and students will need to indicate level option at the beginning of the year. If the student needs to drop back to the regular level during the semester, parents need contact instructor by the end of the third chapter.  

Internet:
Students will need access to the internet, computer, printer, and a way to scan work into PDF files. Homework assignments will be on the Eastside Academic Studies website. Honor students will need a Gmail account for email, so they can access supplemental materials.

Grades: Grades will be based on homework, tests, labs & notebook, projects, and participation. Grades will be posted on Gradebook.

Text: Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay Wiles

Tuition:  $530 tuition paid in full by first day of class

               or two payments of $290 paid by the first day of class each semester.

Lab Fee: $100 for the year (due the first day of class)

Ask about multi-student discounts.

Contact Teacher:

  • ·         Accelerated students who will not be age 14 prior to the first day of class.
  • ·         Students who would like the honors option.
  • ·         Students with special circumstances.

Please feel free to call or email with any questions.

Drop Policy:

Enrollment is for a year-long course worth one credit hour. There are families on the waiting list that have been turned away. By enrolling in this course, you are committing to a full year of study and full payment of tuition.

Exceptions will be made as follows:

  • The family moves more than 50 miles from Eastside.
  • Death of a parent
  • Primary income earner for the family loses employment.

In these cases, a prorated refund of tuition will be given, or the remainder of the unpaid balance will be waived.

Supplies:

  • Pencil with eraser
  • Pens in several colors for drawing diagrams in notes.
  • Colored pencils for homework coloring pages
  • An expanding file organizer or a 3-ring binder with divider tabs
  • Composition Notebook for note taking (No spiral or loose leaf)
 
 
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