PSJA Memorial Early College High School
Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus
Teacher: Adrian Gonzalez
Phone: (956) 354-2420
Conference: 7th & 8th period, A & B days (2:05-3:40pm)
Anatomy & Physiology is a branch of science and medicine that covers the structure and function of living things. Anatomy and
physiology is derived from the Greek meaning “to cut up” or “cut open”. In this course we will learn about the human body,
anatomical terminology (names of major body areas), and careers in allied health fields. We will also learn problem solving skills and
the scientific method to make informed decisions. This course is designed to prepare you for college.
Message from the Teacher
I have very high expectations of each of my students. I expect each of you to strive to do your best and obtain the highest grades
possible for this course. Your attitude toward Anatomy & Physiology will make all the difference in your success. Anatomy &
Physiology will be a challenge, but you can meet the challenge if you keep a positive attitude and maintain your grades.
Materials Classroom Rules
1. 3 Ring Binder 1. Be in your seat and ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
2. Spiral notebook (used to maintain notes and journal) 2. Come to class prepared.
3. Pencil/Pen 3. Respect others at all times (no fowl or inappropriate
4. Notebook paper - loose leaf language, no cell phones or electronic devices)
5. Pin drive (or access to file saving and transporting i.e. 4. No Food or Drink Allowed in Class. Remember this is a
internet) laboratory too!
6. Acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow, white, black) 5. Follow lab safety rules.
6. The bell does not dismiss you. I will dismiss you.
1. Due Dates - All work is due on the date announced in class. Only under exceptional circumstances will extensions to that due date
be allowed. If a late assignment should be accepted, points will be deducted at the teacher’s discretion.
2. Make-up Work – If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to obtain make-up work upon their return to school. Students will
be given the number of days they were absent to make-up the work. A student who does not make up assigned work within the time
allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment . I will be the final judge on how and if it is accepted. This
includes homework, class work, and projects. NO EXCEPTIONS!
3. Make-up Tests, Labs, and Quizzes – A student who misses a test, lab, or quiz because of an excused absence will have a certain
amount of days after he/she returns to class, to make up the exam. See teacher for appointment. Please understand that labs will be
taken down after 1-2 days to prepare for the next, if you know you will be absent in advance please inform me so that we could plan
4. Cheating – Cheating will not be tolerated. The student will receive an automatic written warning, a phone call home, and a zero on
the assignment. I am not obligated to give you a make up exam (unexcused). Plagiarism is when you copy another authors work and
pass it off as your own or don’t properly give credit of work to the author. Plagiarism is a form of cheating and will be treated as such.
5. Horseplay or inappropriate behaviors during a lab will result in a zero for that person or group and a phone call home and the
probability of you never doing a lab in my class again.
6. Bathroom - You may go as needed with my permission, but you must completely fill out the log out sheet before leaving and upon
returning. Bathroom logout is located on my desk. Please understand that I only release one student at a time so reduce your visit time
as much as possible for the courtesy of others.
When a student is absent (regardless of age), the parent or guardian must send a note or a doctor's excuse with the student upon return
to school. The note must contain the dates of absence and reason for absence. The student must obtain an admittance slip from the
attendance office to present to the teacher.
Students should be in the attendance line early enough to avoid a tardy to their first class. The attendance office opens at 7:30
o Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education–to benefit from
teacher-led activities, to build each day’s learning on that of the previous day, and to grow as an individual.
o Absences from class may result in serious disruption of a student’s mastery of the instructional materials; therefore,
the student and parent should make every effort to avoid unnecessary absences.
A student is tardy if he/she is not in the classroom when the bell rings. Students should be in their seats as soon as possible. If you are
tardy you must sign in my tardy log.
1st & 2nd Tardy Teacher warns student
3rd Tardy Teacher calls parent, deduction of points of classwork assignments
4th Tardy Phone call home and or Conference with Parent and Teacher
5th Tardy and beyond Referral to Counselor, Campus Liaison, further action taken
Found in Student Code of Conduct; these actions will be conducted as needed and at my discretion.
1. Verbal warning
2. Documented warning
3. Phone call home
4. After school detention (1 hour)
5. Isolation (i.e. move to another desk, no lab, no group activity…)
6. Alternative assignment (to replace activities, labs,…)
7. Inform counselor, liason, parents, administration, SLC advocate
Students will participate in labs as a part of class. The Lab can be a hazardous place if precautions are not taken. Therefore, the
science department has established some laboratory regulations. Before conducting a lab, students must compete the following:
1. Have a lab contract signed by the student and parent/guardian on file with the teacher and a copy in their notebook.
2. Pass a lab safety and equipment test.
In addition, students who create hazardous conditions for themselves and others will not be tolerated. Such students may also suffer
loss of grades due to nonparticipation in lab activities. We are working to ensure a safe environment for all students.
Please keep this copy in
Six Weeks Exam………………….15%
Calculating Course Grade
To determine the semester average: Each six weeks grade will count 29% and the semester exam will count for 13% of the final
semester average. To determine the final year average, both the final semester grades will be average.
PSJA Memorial Early College High School
Sign the Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus Contract.
Show this copy to your parents and have them sign below. Return this page to me by the due date for a grade (easy 100).
Name:_______________________________________Phone #:__________________Class period__________
What are your expectations of me as your teacher?
How can I help you succeed in my class?
My child__________________________ (students name) and I______________________________ (parents
name) have read the Anatomy & physiology Syllabus and understand what is expected of my child in this class.
I agree to help my child abide by the rules and regulations proposed in order to maintain a good, working
environment and to insure the safety of everyone in my child’s class (school).
Parents Signature Date
Return to Teacher!
Anatomy & Physiology Tentative Syllabus
Week Evaluation Content Lab/Activity
Aug. 27 - 31 Daily Quiz Anatomy & Phys. Syllabus/ Lab Microscope Lab
Sept. 3 - 7 Daily Quiz Ch 1 – The Human Body: An Orientation Organ System Foldable/Regions
Levels of structural Organization of the Body Puzzle
Sept. 10 - 14 Daily Quiz Ch 1 – The Human Body: An Orientation Homeostasis Lab
Exam The Language of Anatomy Video: Body Systems
Sept. 17 - 21 Daily Quiz Proper Powerpoint Presentations Student Power point Presentations
Sept. 24 - 28 (end 1st Daily Quiz Ch 2 – Basic Chemistry: Concepts of Acid Base Lab
1st Six Weeks Matter and Energy
6 wk) Exam
Oct. 1 - 5 Daily Quiz Ch 2 – Basic Chemistry: Molecules & Macromolecules Lab
Oct. 8 - 12 Daily Quiz Ch 3 – Cells & Tissue: Part 1: Cells Cell puzzle/Cheek cell Lab/DNA
Oct. 15 – 19 Daily Quiz Ch 3 – Cells & Tissue: Part 2: Body Microscope Lab – Body Tissues
Oct. 22 - 26 Daily Quiz Ch 4 – Skin and Body Membranes: Integumentary Puzzle
Classification of Body Membranes Video: Pushing the Limits
Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 (end Daily Quiz Ch 4 – Skin and Body Membranes: Student Powerpoint Presentation -
2nd Six Weeks Integumentary System Integumentary Disorders
2nd 6 wk) Exam
Nov. 5 - 9 Daily Quiz Ch 6 – The Muscular System: Overview of Muscular System Puzzle
Nov. 12 - 16 Daily Quiz Ch 6 - The Muscular System:Gross Frog Dissection: Muscle Review
Exam Anatomy of Skeletal Muscles
Nov. 19 - 20 Daily Quiz Ch 5 – The Skeletal System: Bones : An Frog Dissection: Organ Review
Overview Video: Pushing the Limits
Nov. 26 - 30 Daily Quiz Ch 5 – The Skeletal System: Joints Skeletal System Puzzle & Model
Exam Frog Dissection: Skeletal Prep
Dec. 3 - 7 Daily Quiz Ch 7 – The Nervous System Nervous System Lab
Video: Pushing the Limits
Dec. 10 - 14 Daily Quiz Ch 8 – Special Senses Special Senses Lab
Dec. 17 – 21 (end 3rd Daily Quiz Review Review
3rd Six Weeks EXAMS EXAMS
6 wk) Exam
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Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus & Lab Safety Contract
I was given an Anatomy & Physiology Syllabus and Laboratory Safety Contract; and I have read and understand what is expected of
me as a student in this class. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations proposed in order to maintain a good, working environment
and to insure the safety of everyone in my class (school). Remember that returning both signed by you and your parents will result in
two easy grades of 100.
Name Date Returned Syllabus Returned Safety