• Hello! 

    We use Google Classroom extensively for communication. Please be sure you are enrolled in the Google Classroom section for your class period. We will use the online textbook/homework system, Cengage, during this class. Directions for creating a Cengage account will be posted on Google Classroom. 

    The College Board states that "[t]he AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium."

    AP Chemistry is a second year chemistry class, equivalent to a general chemistry class in college. I aim to have all of my students take the AP Chemistry Exam in May and get a 3, 4, or 5. CTJ's results have been well over the national average ever since the course redesign in 2014. 

    I will be spending almost no time motivating you to work.  If you are enrolled in AP chemistry, I infer that you are looking forward to getting college credit for the class, so that you can either fulfill a minimum college science requirement, or (more likely) prepare for a degree in some STEM area.  I expect you, then, to be actively engaged every day in class and spend at least five hours a week outside class working on homework, reading and lab reports. 

    This can be a very good year of learning for all of us, but the choice to make it so is entirely yours.  I've already made my decision. You can do it!

  • AP Chemistry Syllabus

    How do I contact you?  

    Please email ecompt@neisd.net. If you would prefer a call back instead of email, please let me know and provide a contact number. I answer emails within 24 hours during the school week. 

    How do I get on Google Classroom?/Cengage?

    Students:  Joining Google Classroom requires a specific class code. Please email me for assistance and include your class period. 

    Parents:  Please email me to be linked to your student in the Google Classroom system. I will have the system send you an invitation to connect with your student. 

    Cengage (textbook and homework) is accessed through the Classwork tab in Google Classroom.

    What are the percentage categories for grading in AP Chemistry?

    Tests 35%

    Experiments/Labs  25%

    Quizzes 20%

    Classwork/homework 20%

    When will progress reports/report cards be distributed?

    Progress reports are available at the 3 week and 6 week mark in Skyward Family Access. Contact the NEISD helpdesk for assistance with your Skyward account. 

    Report cards are distributed in Skyward at the end of the 9 week grading periods.