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 and a class key are 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!
How do I contact you?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
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.
What are the percentage categories for grading in AP Chemistry?
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 at the end of the 9 week grading periods.