Welcome to the Robert Service High School Chemistry Web page. Read below to learn more about our chemistry classes and policies.
- 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
- Homework: Homework is assigned after each class and is worth 5 to 10 points. A periodic quiz consisting of 1 or 2 homework problems may be given in place of homework.
- Tests and Quizzes: Tests and quizzes are essential to check your understanding of the material. 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 3 times each semester.
- Labs: Labs are worth 10 to 30 points and will be graded on safety, participation, and write-up. Your reports should be neatly written or typed.
- Research projects: Research projects give you a chance to expand your knowledge beyond the classroom. There will be several research projects throughout the year.
- 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 is very hard to catch up if you fall behind.
- Because of the potential danger of any lab exercise, you will be held to the highest standards of behavior, and will be removed from the class if you pose a threat to yourself or other students.
- Follow the instructor's written and oral directions carefully and immediately.
- Never perform any procedure that the instructor does not specifically direct you to do.
- No playful behavior is permitted in the lab.
- You must wear safety equipment as directed at all times, even if you fid it uncomfortable or unbecoming.
- No food, drinks, or loose clothing are permitted in the lab.
Chemistry with Dubé is like medicine with a spoonful of C12H22O11!