Imperial High School
Ms. Beeson has taught at Imperial High School since 1997. She has taught AP biology, physical science, general science, biology, chemistry, physics, world history, geography, summer creative writing, algebra academy, and summer algebra . She currently teaches Anatomy & Physiology and Biology.
Ms. Beeson's teaching style comes from direct instruction and Socratic seminars. You can expect to take notes, do projects, write journals, and participate in class discussions. Demonstrations and labs are incorporated into the unit material and are designed to strengthen knowledge.
Ms. Beeson's grading policy stems from personal experience as a student and years of hearing student excuses as well as seeing student excellence. Expect everything you are asked to do to be graded. Grading will be fair and consistent.
Anatomy and Physiology
A class for students in 11th and 12th grade who want to know more about how the body works and why it sometimes just doesn't.
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Biology is a yearlong laboratory science course in which students will delve into the structure and function of the living world. Using sound scientific processes, students will learn from topics that include: cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and physiology.
The prerequisite for biology is either to pass physical science with a C or better or as a freshman, to have scored an advanced or proficient on the science and algebra 8th grade California STAR tests.
The course requires a lot of writing to process the concepts learned. The questions asked stem from the higher order Bloom's Taxonomy to enhance the rigor. You can expect on taking class notes, doing Internet research and marginalia on articles found, writing learning logs, studying for quizzes, reading and analyzing the text book, working as teams for group projects, and contributing to the class culture. There is homework nightly, which if it does not consist of completing a project, involves studying information previously discussed.
Class of 2013
The class of 13 - like you've never seen!
California Scholarship Federation
You must apply each semester using the previous semester grades
This is the only way to graduate with honors
You must be a member 4 semesters including 1 using senior grades
8th grade and Freshmen grades don't count toward the requirement
Second semester grades of the senior year can be used by applying in late May and using an up-to-date grade for each class (not 3rd progress)
CSF points are not the same as GPA points
A = 3; AP A = 4, but no more than 2 points extra from AP are allowed
B = 1; AP B = 2, but no more than 2 points extra from AP are allowed
C = 0
D and F automatically disqualify you, even if it's in PE
PE and office aid do not count for CSF points
Electives can only count for up to 3 CSF points
Repeats for better grades, classes taken out of sequence, and classes taken as independent studies all count as elective credit despite if the course is listed in List I or List II
Generally, a GPA of 3.5 or higher using 3 core classes and 1 elective, qualifies you for CSF
You can only use up to 5 classes to qualify for CSF
There is an application window of 4 weeks. If you fail to get your completed application in by the deadline your application will NOT be accepted. No exceptions!
Science Summer Academy
A four week intensive course covering Earth Science and Biology with a smidge of Chemistry and Physics as well as the key skills necessary to succeed in high school science classes.
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