Class Syllabus

Advanced Animal Science

Mr. Kahyon Freeman


Contact Information

Mail: White Oak High School                                   Phone #: (903) 291-2016

Attn: K. Freeman                                                         Fax #: (903) 291-2034

200 S. White Oak Rd.                                                 Email: [email protected]

White Oak, TX 75693


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Google Classroom Access Codes:   6th Period – c78vtbj

Course Description

  • The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the advance studies of animal science. Subjects covered in class may include, but are not limited to: Employability Characteristics, Record Keeping, Animal Systems, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Farm/Ranch Management, Animal Nutrition, Soil Science, Natural Resources Management, Animal Welfare and Husbandry, Animal Genetics, Organism Growth, Animal Harvesting and Evaluation, FFA Career Development Competitions, Marketing Animals, Global and Local Agriculture, and Laboratory Safety.
  • This course will count as 1 credit and serve as an advanced credit towards a student’s graduation plan.

Supplies for Class

Each student will need the following items for class:

>Composition Book

>1 container of Disinfectant Wipes

>36” X 48” Tri-Fold Board (will be used in the spring semester for an agriscience fair)


Class Rules

  1. Students will come to class on time, prepared and ready to learn.
  2. Students will be respectful and courteous to everyone and their things.
  3. There will be no use of cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices while in this class, unless permission has been given from the teacher.
  4. Students will not horseplay in the classroom, lab, or shop.

Classroom Procedures

  • Students will remain quiet while the teacher is giving instructions or teaching.
  • Students will be expected dress according to the White Oak High School dress code.
  • Students will be expected to wear proper safety attire and equipment, or other designated dress, while performing labs, competing at contests, or attending conventions.
  • Students will turn in their work at the end of each class period.
  • Students will not be allowed in the teacher’s chair or  desk without permission.
  • Students will refrain from cursing, using derogatory slurs, or any other inappropriate language.

Cell Phone, iPod, & Other Electronic Devices Policy

  • Students are not allowed to use their cell phones, iPods or other electronic devices while in this class, unless the teacher has given specific permission that it is okay to do so.
  • If a student is caught using or with their electronic device out, without permission, their device will be taken up and the student will have to follow White Oak ISD procedures to get their device back.

Plagiarism & Cheating Policies

Plagiarism – (as defined by Webster Dictionary) to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another person, as your own.

  • Any student caught plagiarizing the work of another on any assignment, will receive a zero for that assignment and asked to get a parent’s signature verifying that they have knowledge of the plagiarism.
  • An example of plagiarism would be copying and pasting an article from a website and submitting it as your original work.

Cheating – (as defined by Webster Dictionary) to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud: to influence or lead by deceit, trick, or artifice: to violate rules dishonestly.

  • Any student or students caught on cheating on a test, quiz, worksheet, or other assignment, will receive a grade of zero for that assignment and the student’s parents will be contacted about the problem.
  • An example of cheating would be copying another student’s answers on a test.

Attendance Policy

  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ask for and collect from the teacher any missed work, when the student is absent.
  • Any student who is absent for class will get one day per day absent to complete any missed work.

Grading Policy

  • Students must put their name on all assignments. Five (5) points will be deducted from an assignment if it is missing any of the above required information.
  • Grades for this class shall be broken down into Daily, Lab, and Test grades.
  • Daily grades will consist of worksheets, notes, composition book activities, and quizzes. Daily grades will count for 20% of the final grade.
  • Lab grades will consist of lab activities, class participation, and lab reports/assignments. Lab grades will count for 40% of the final grade.
  • Test grades will consist of tests, activities notebook, and labs. Test grades will count for 40% of the final grade.


(Your Test Grade X .4) + (Your Daily Grade X .2)  + (Your Lab Grade X .4) = Your Final Grade


Late Work Policy

  • Students that turn in assignments late will have ten (10) points deducted from that assignment’s grade for each day past the due date. Points will not be deducted for  weekends or school holidays, unless the assignment was to be turned in electronically (via Google Classroom).