Friday, August 12, 2016

WELCOME TO CHEMISTRY!

      (with Mr. Hatfield)

This is a year-long course based on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

It is also a course that a significant number of high school students will never take, in part because it requires familiarity with certain math skills that not all students will have, and in part because many school districts have not set high expectations for the majority of their students.


Things are different at Bullard High School.  We believe that high expectations help more students succeed. 


That's why, in the 2016-2017 school year, we will have more students enrolled in a Chemistry course at Bullard than any other high school in Fresno County.   We take pride in offering a rigorous lab-based curriculum.


To set the tone, we will do TWO things on the FIRST day of instruction:


1)   Think carefully about what it means to have high expectations in the classroom;


2)    Demonstrate rigor by assessing student preparation in math skills


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