Chemistry II/AP Chemistry
ACP Chemistry 105, 125
FALL 2011 Course Syllabus
Instructor: Mr. Rich Perry, Adjunct Faculty Member, Indiana University
Phone: 889-4030 Ext 438
Text: Chemistry, 8th Edition, Zumdal, Zumdal
Materials: You will need 2 standard composition books, a scientific calculator, and a notebook.
These materials are to be brought to class every day.
The Course: This class is a dual credit class with Indiana University. The work done in this class is
equivalent to the work done in a freshman level chemistry class at any university. The
course is rigorous and will require extra work outside of class if you are to be successful.
Those not wishing to receive college credit will be doing the same work. However, the
grade you receive for Greenwood High School and the grade you receive for Indiana
University will be calculated independently of one another. As this is first a High School
class, different grade expectations are placed on the student. However, the highly
motivated student will find that the ability to receive IU credit is well worth the effort.
Grades: Grades will be calculated in the following manner:
Each Quarter C 105
40% Tests 50% Four Tests
30% Labs 10% Homework
15% Quizzes 15% Quizzes (drop lowest)
10% Homework 25% Final Exam
5% Mini Paper
For The Semester C125
42.5% Quarter 1 Straight percentage of lab
42.5% Quarter 2 scores after dropping
15% Final exam lowest.
Again, the work done by all students is the same but the calculation for GHS and IU are
different. It is possible that a student receive an A for a GHS grade but a B for an IU
Grading A 95 B 83 C 73 D 63
Scale: A- 90 B- 80 C- 70 D- 60
B+ 87 C+ 77 D+ 67
Homework: With each chapter there is a selection of problems. These problems will be discussed in
class at times and some may be done on the board. Grading of homework will be done in
various ways. Some but not necessarily all of the problems will be graded. However, this
does not mean you should pick and choose which ones you do. The successful student
will have all of the problems done and will understand WHY they are worked the way
they are. The problems are to be worked out in one of the composition books.
Lab: See the Lab Requirements page for the info.
Tests: To maintain the rigor expected by IU, the tests will be longer than most students will be
able to complete in one class period. Therefore, all tests will be given over two days. On
the first day, a selection of multiple choice and AP questions will be given. The second
day is all problem solving. Tests must be completed in the timeframe given. NO
EXTRA TIME CAN BE GIVEN AFTER CLASS. When the class period is done, the
test is over.
work: Make-up work is only allowed for EXCUSED absences. Tests and Quizzes will be made
up by arrangement with the instructor. Lab work will be made up on a Saturday morning
arranged by the instructor. The final exam cannot be made up.
Materials: Materials for this class will be posted on my website. You can access these materials and
calendars at http://gwoodsci.org/chem2.
1. Be in class! Absences will cause you to fall behind quickly.
2. Ask questions. I cannot help if you do not ask.
3. READ YOUR TEXT BOOK.
4. Do your homework problems as they are introduced. Do not wait until the night
before a homework quiz and try to cram.
5. Come in before school. I am at school at 6:45 every day. Come in and ask questions.
6. Form a study group. This does not mean to form a “copy the homework” group, it
means to use one another as help for understanding how things are done.