AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSE EXPECTATIONS
The Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. The goal is to provide you with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and man-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. APES follows the core curriculum learning standards.
APES is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study including geology, biology, chemistry and geography. The course is designed for students who have successfully completed earth science and biology. Due to the quantitative analysis that is required in the course, students should have strong math skills. Experience has shown that the most successful students in AP courses are those who are both well prepared and highly motivated.
- Be on time to class. No excuses, no exceptions. Five latenesses will equal a detention.
- It is extremely important to keep up with your homework. A significant amount of material is covered in the course- more than I can present to you in a lecture format. It is assumed that if you are in this course you will stay on top of your assignments and readings. Late assignments will not be accepted.
- If you have been absent, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make up the work you missed. Some labs may to difficult to redo. Try not to miss class! For each absence you will be given ONE days grace for turning in assignments.
- Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. If you hand in an assignment that is a replica of someone else's work BOTH of you will receive a zero. (There will be occasional exceptions made for lab partners).