• The successful AP/IB Biology student:

    • Realizes this is a fast-paced course so they have excellent attendance.
    • Shows up to class on time, ready to learn, and ready to participate actively each day.
    • Thinks about their thinking and how they can improve their learning each day.
    • Always has needed supplies: binder, notes, pens, pencils, lab notebook and learning log.
    • Prepares for class each day by watching assigned lectures, reading assigned labs and taking notes.
    • Reads assigned chapters, takes summary notes in their learning log and writes clarifying questions about content they don't understand.
    • Recognizes when they need help with learning a difficult concept or topic and comes in and asks for assistance.
    • Uses the textbook as a learning tool, and remembers to read it each night.
    • Sets learning goals and uses study skills and strategies to meet those goals.
    • Lets the teacher know ahead of time when they will miss class for any reason.
    • Completes and turns in assignments on time.
    • Schedules tests & labs to be made up after school when they return from an absence.
    • Keeps track of their grade using Skyward Student Access.
    • Logs in to Canvas daily to be informed of assignments and their due dates.  
    • Always reads every lab before that lab day and any assigned pre-lab exercises.
    • Keeps their BILL organized with notes, handouts, returned labs, returned quizzes and returned free response questions so that studying for tests (and the AP or IB exam) is much, much easier!
    • Studies and reads class notes and text a little each day, rather than waiting until the last minute.
    • Does not let personal technology distract them from learning, whether they are in class or at home.
    • Appropriately uses personal technology as a learning tool in class.
    • Keeps neat & accurate lab data to be organized in lab reports.
    • Follows instructions for all labs and activities assigned.
    • Participates as an active learner in class each day.