Freshmen Integrated Science Course Information

Course Grading Policy/Expectations

Integrated Science

Science Grade 9

Mrs. Ross

Course Overview:

The topics and concepts that will be covered in Freshmen Integrated Science are Energy, Environmental Chemistry and Electricity and Magnetism. In addition, laboratory skills and the design and implementation will be stressed.



Quarterly grades will be calculated as follows:

·        Individual assignments grades are calculated on a points system rather than a percentage system.

·        Projects, classwork and lab reports will be assigned a point value depending on the complexity of the assignment.

·        Tests and quizzes will vary in points depending on the types of questions and the number of questions on each test/quiz.

·        There is a final exam. It will be cumulative and will count as 20% of the semester grade. There is a lab portion to the final exam that includes a formal lab report. 




  1. All students are expected to be in their seats and ready when the bell rings.
  2. Students are responsible for the completion of all assigned work. 
  3. Students are responsible for all work missed due to an absence. As stated in the handbook, “ you will have two times the number of days you are absent to make up your work equivalent to the time you were absent.”
  4. Students are expected to follow all laboratory safety rules.
  5. All students are required to have a notebook for class. A 3 ring binder is best.
  6. Students value and demonstrate personal responsibility, character, cultural understanding and ethical behavior.
  7. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful of others. Student behaviors that stop the teacher from teaching or another student from learning are not acceptable.