Course Syllabus


FALL 2018

Franklinton High School Room: 206

Schools Phone: 919-494-2332 ext. 319

Email: Ms. Harkey -


Course Description:

This course focuses on the basic scientific principles and processes that are involved in
animal physiology, breeding, nutrition, and care in preparation for an animal science career
major. Topics include animal diseases, introduction to animal science, animal nutrition,
animal science issues, career opportunities, and animal evaluation. English language arts,
mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this
course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, mentorship, school-based enterprise,
service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. FFA competitive
events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply
essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.



Sarah Harkey Email:

School Phone: 919-494-2332 ext. 319

Cell Number: 704-467-5304 Please allow 24hr for responses



This course will require students to participate in laboratory activities, work experiences and field trips.  Students must have a safety contract with the appropriate signatures on file with the teacher before participating in any out of class activity. Each student must also pass a safety test with 100% accuracy before he/she will be allowed to take part in laboratory activities.  


Student Organization (FFA)  

All students are highly encouraged to participate in the FFA Organization.  Some opportunities offered by the FFA are local activities, career development events, travel and awards.  The local chapter will try to meet every month.


Class Guidelines:

“Change your priorities and you change your life, it’s that simple.”  - Anonymous


It is expected that every student abide by the code of conduct of FHS.  Each student has received and signed a statement that the student has received and read their copy.  If you have not done so, please see me immediately and I will see that you have a copy. It is my expectation that you are familiar and understand that FHS code of conduct.  Feel free to ask questions concerning this matter.


In every class students should:

  1. Respect- themselves, classmates, materials/property, and faculty.  Respect is earned not given.
  2. Be best you can- work hard and present your best self in everything you do and take responsibility for your actions.
  3. No electronics- cell phones, computers, and other electronics can only be used if teacher has given permission.
  4. No violence- violence and horseplay is not tolerated under any circumstances.


Required Materials

  • 3 ring 1 or 2 inch notebook
  • Pencil or pen
  • Loose Leaf notebook paper


It is recommended that your notebook should contain information for this class only.



You will have the use of a class textbook.  These books can not be taken from class unless you obtain prior approval from the teacher.  If you borrow a book you will be responsible for returning it.

Food and Drinks

Per school guidelines, food and drinks are not allowed in class.  An exception to this will include bottled water which can be capped as well as special rewards offered by the teacher.  Some students may have medical reason to eat/drink in class, this must be on record with other faculty.



-Weekly assignments.  Each week you will be given assignments that reinforce class lectures and readings.  Most of these assignments are simple and will not require inordinate amounts of time to complete.  However, several of the assignments is to expose you to a variety of materials related to animal science topics and to prepare you for classroom discussion and activities.

-Quizzes. Every so often students will take quizzes to determine your current level of competency.  These quizzes may or may not be announced in class, to make sure the students are prepared at anytime.

-Tests. After completing objectives/units students will take a test to determine mastery of learned concepts. These test will be weighted more than other assignments so students need to attempt to do their best.  The tests are there to provide practice for final exam.

-Lab work. This is a work based learning class, so students are expected to participate in the lab activities.  These will consists of different things in classroom/shop/greenhouse. This is to give exposure to the students to learn with their hands.

-SAE Project. You will be required to conduct a Supervised Agriculture Experience Project online on The AET.  This project will require the student to develop a plan and participate in an approved activity that should total 15 hours of experience outside of the classroom setting.  This assignment is designed to help individuals gain experiences that will improve their competitiveness in the workplace.  Students will be asked to give presentation at the end of the semester.


Grading Procedures

Your grade in this course will be graded in 3 sections:

1st 9 weeks: 40%

2nd 9 weeks: 40%

Final Exam: 20% (This is a state EOC and students cannot be exempt for this exam)


Grading Policy

Classwork/Participation/Homework 50%

Quizzes/Projects/SAE/Tests 50%


Permission to leave class

Students should do their best to stay in class during instructional time.  It is understood that sometimes you must leave class. In order to leave class you must have a pass (hall/bathroom). The pass will be given to students by teacher. Leaving class without a pass will also constitute skipping class and will result in an office referral.


Class Absence Policy

Students are only allowed ten absences per class before the possibility of failure.  If a student is absent, the student needs to submit an excused not explaining their absence (see excused absences in the Code of Student Conduct Book). It is not and will not be the responsibility of the teacher to inform you of materials that you have missed however you are encouraged to schedule an appointment to discuss your academic progress when needed.  All missed work needs to be made up within three days for each absence upon returning to school.

I have read this course syllabus and understand its contents with regards to the administration of Animal Science I during this semester.





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