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Science - Policies and Procedures  

Safety Policies

1.  ALL students will have a signed safety contract on file each year prior to being allowed to do any lab activity.
    a. Students will have ONE WEEK after the contracts are passed out to return the completed and signed contract.
    b.  Students who are not able to participate in lab may be given zeroes for the assignment.
    c.  All courses will use the same safety contract.

2.  Rough housing in the lab is expressly prohibitive and will result in the student being removed to the dean’s office for the remainder of the lab. The student will receive a zero for incomplete work.

Make-up Policies

1.   Labs will be made up in a timely manner.
    a.  Students have two collaboration periods after the completion of a lab to complete the lab. Beyond this time, labs may be broken down and the student may receive a zero for incomplete lab work.
    
b.  Students with extended absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.
    
c.  Athletic practice is not an excuse for missing collaboration.
2.  Tests must be made up within two collaboration periods after the test has been missed.
    
a.  Students with extended absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.
    b.  Athletic practice is not an excuse for missing collaboration.

Freshman Placement Policies


    1.  Students enrolled in Pre-Algebra will take Physical Science
        a.  There are no exceptions to this rule as it is mandated by UC/CSU 
    2.   Students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 H will be enrolled in Physics 9.
        a.   Students wishing to try Physics 9H will be evaluated after the beginning of the academic year.
    3.  Students enrolled in Geometry or higher will be enrolled in Physics 9H.  
        a.   Students may take Physics 9 if they want, but are highly encouraged to take 9H

Non-Freshman Placement Policies

    1. Transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    2.  Students currently enrolled in an Honors Level course must maintain an 80% average. Students who do not maintain an 80% average may be moved to a CP class. The 80% will be based on the grades at semester and eligibility dates.
    3.  Behavior problems can result in a student being removed from an Honors level class.

 

Computer Science - Policies and Procedures  

Grading Policy

Computer Literacy
Students must pass a written exam.

Students may apply to “test out” of this course. Dates and times vary. Please call for information. In order to “test out” of computer literacy, students must attain a minimum of 75% on a test that is equivalent to the final examination for the course.

AP Computer Science
This course is restricted to 11th and 12th graders unless prior written approval from the instructor and Science Department Chair.