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Mr. Dubé's Chemistry Classes at Robert Service High School


Welcome to the Chemistry Classes Web site.
I hope you will use these pages to learn more about my class and my expectations.

- Mr. Dubé

Contact Info · Chemistry Links · Classes · Grading · Appointments · Safety


Chemistry Classes

Conceptual Chemistry
An introductory course requiring basic math but no algebra
Chemistry I
An introductory course requiring solid algebra skills
Applied Chemistry
An introductory course requiring solid algebra skills and an interest in using critical thinking to solve real-world, chemistry-related problems
Advanced Placement Chemistry
An advanced course requiring a grade of A or B in Chemistry I and designed for students who want to prepare for the AP Chemistry exam (which can count toward college credits)

Grading

Homework: Homework will be given daily and is due at the beginning of the period the day after it was assigned. Homework is worth 5 to 10 points. A periodic quiz consisting of 1 or 2 homework problems from the past week may be given in place of homework.

Tests and quizzes: Quizzes are worth 10 to 25 points and will be given at least once a month. Tests are worth up to 100 points and will be given 2 or 3 times a quarter.

Labs: Labs are worth 10 to 30 points and are graded on safety, participation, and write-up. Reports should be neatly written or typed.

Research projects: To explore other aspects of chemistry, small research projects will be assigned throughout the year.

You must make up missed tests and quizzes the day you return, and you must submit missed homework assignments and labs within two days for every one day you missed. Failure to make up work within these time frames will result in a 0 for that test or assignment.


Appointments

You can meet with Mr. Dubé before or after school or during most lunch hours in room H113. Do not hesitate to ask for help! It can be very hard to catch up if you fall behind.


Safety

Labs are completed weekly. Because of the potential danger of any lab exercise, you expected to follow the highest standards of conduct. Misbehavior can result in dismissal from the lab.