Course Syllabus

Anatomy & Physiology Honors

Mrs. Monaco

Contact information:  

Virtual Office hours:   Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm or 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Contact me by email and then I will email back a google meet code so we can talk.

Students will access course information by clicking on  Modules.  All assignments will be at the top of the Distance Learning Module.  Instructions for each day will be in the Daily Instructions File under the day's date.  Please read the Daily Instructions file each day.  It will explain what is to be done for that day.   Students will need their student number and password for NCEdcloud

PARENTS:  Use the following directions to create a Canvas Observer Account

  • Have your student(s) Generate a Pairing Code (this will be different for each student).
  • Go to (bookmark this site so that you can easily access your Observer dashboard for your student(s).
  • Click on Parent of a Canvas User? in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
  • Complete the required information in the window, which will include inputting the student Pairing Code. Multiple students can be added.
  • Go to the Dashboard to see your student(s)' courses.
  • Parents can sign into this account to easily access their student's courses within Canvas.
  • What can parents view as an Observer?



Course Description:  Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology is a demanding course covering the major organ systems of the human body.  Students learn the structures/parts of each system (anatomy) and learn how these parts work together allowing the system to function properly (physiology). Anatomy & Physiology is an upper level science class. Students enrolled in this class should have successfully completed Biology and completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Chemistry. The information from these prerequisite classes will be critical to success in A&P. This is an intensive lab course, with numerous dissections and lab activities throughout the semester. The material in lecture and laboratory will be closely integrated and the information will be tested together. In addition to regular tests, there will be quizzes, homework, classwork, and projects during each grading period.


This course will also concentrate on developing an understanding of science as a human endeavor, the nature of scientific inquiry, the tentative nature of scientific knowledge and the rigorous methods that must be used to obtain it.   Students will also be observing, classifying, calculating, plotting graphs, measuring, inferring, predicting, formulating models, interpreting data, hypothesizing and experimenting.  An understanding of the technology that plays a 

role in the biological sciences will also be included along with the current biological and environmental issues of society today.  Scientific Literacy for today’s world will be focused on throughout the course.


Teacher Expectations:  

            1) Coming to class every day on time and prepared with notebook, pen, etc.

            2) Keeping a notebook following the format the teacher will show you. 

                 **Please purchase 3 ring binder and loose leaf to be used as a notebook.**

            3) Completing all homework and assignments on time.

            4) Preparing properly for tests by reviewing and studying daily.

            5) Getting assignments done promptly after absences (within 3 days).    It is your 

                 responsibility to make up what you missed on the day or days of your absence.  

Grading Policy:  

For each 6 weeks:

             Tests and projects   -   40 %                                 Quizzes and Labs – 30%

             Classwork and Homework   -   30%                   

Each 9 weeks’ grade will count for 40% and the Final Exam shall count 20% toward the final grade.

Class Rules:  Will be discussed in the classroom and a copy of these rules will be placed in the notebook.   All students are expected to follow these guidelines and treat the teacher and all other students with respect.

The classroom should be a pleasant environment where all students can feel safe and comfortable.  I will work hard to make it this kind of productive work environment.  If problems arise, both students and teacher will work towards a solution together.  Parent involvement is encouraged.  Please feel free to contact me with questions, suggestions, etc.  I can be reached by phone at (919) 496-3725 ext. 242 in the afternoon up to 4:00.  My e-mail address is


** I will be available for tutoring every day after school by appointment.  If a student feels they need tutoring they should speak to me and arrange a day.



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