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Ms. Brossman-Collier

  Contact Information:
Email- vanessa.collier@houstonisd.org Website- www.Bellaire.FFAnow.org

**Conferences available with a prior scheduled date/time during my 6th period conference time. Other times may be available such as during lunch or before school with prior communication and arrangements made between student/teacher or parent/teacher.**

2021-2022 Class schedule:
First: Small Animal Management (Fall)/ Equine Science (Spring)
Second: Principles of AFNR
Third: Principles of AFNR
Fourth: Small Animal Management (Fall)/ Equine Science (Spring)
Fifth: Livestock Production
Sixth: PLC Conference period
Seventh: Ag Barn/Conference

  2021-2022 AFNR Courses Taught

130.2. Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (One Credit)
General Requirements:This course is recommended for students in Grades 9-12. Students shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course.
Course Description: The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources, including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is the first course in this cluster that will allow students to develop knowledge and skills regarding career and educational opportunities, personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations. To prepare for careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources, students must attain academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, experience, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences in career and technical student organizations such as the National FFA Organization and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

130.7. Livestock Production (One Credit)
General Requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12 after successfully completing Principles of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources. Students shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course.
Course Description: In Livestock Production, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to livestock and the livestock production industry. Livestock Production may address topics related to beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and poultry. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences in career and technical student organizations such as the National FFA Organization and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

130.8. Small Animal Management (One-Half Credit)
General Requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12 after successfully completing Principles of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources. Students shall be awarded one-half credit for successful completion of this course.
Course Description: In Small Animal Management, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to small animals and the small animal management industry. Small Animal Management may address topics related to small mammals such as dogs and cats, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Students are highly encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences in career and technical student organizations such as the National FFA Organization and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

130.6. Equine Science (One-Half Credit)
General Requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12 after successfully completing Principles of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources. Students shall be awarded one-half credit for successful completion of this course.
Course Description: In Equine Science, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to equine animal systems and the equine industry. Equine Science may address topics related to horses, donkeys, and mules. To prepare for careers in the field of animal science, students must enhance academic knowledge and skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to animal systems, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills in a variety of settings. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences in career and technical student organizations such as the National FFA Organization and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.

Required Personal Supplies for ALL of my courses:

**EVERYONE MUST BRING A FULLY CHARGED COMPUTER TO CLASS EVERYDAY!!**
Other Personal Items: 1 pk.- black or blue pens, 1 pk.- 24 pencils, 2 pks.- 150 sheet lined paper, 1 pk.- map pencils, 1 pk.- thin markers, 1 pair- scissors, 2- large glue sticks, 1 pkg.- 11”x14” white cardstock paper, 3- large white poster boards

Grading Schedule:

55% Major Grades--Major Exams, Major Projects, Major AET Online Recordbook Checks, Advanced Lab Reports, Special Projects, etc.

Special NOTE:
-  Testing Day for CTE courses is on Friday's. However, if it is the end of a 6 weeks grading period usually students will be given their test on a Thursday in order to allow for retakes before grade verification deadlines.
- Retest attempts will be handled on a case by case basis for a maximum score of 70. Additional tutoring is required to retest and must be done within a week of the grade being posted on Gradespeed. (Please read our Bellaire H.S. Retake Policy)

45% Daily Grades -- Quizzes, Homework, Minor Lab Reports, Daily Assignments, Short AET Online Recordbook updates, In-class participation activities, etc.

Tutoring/Extra Help:

Students can usually come in any day during lunch "Cardinal Hour" for extra help or to make up a missed quiz, test, etc. However, students MUST get with me first and discuss what day they are wanting to come in versus just simply showing up. There are days that we have staff meetings, dept. meetings, FFA officer meetings or I'm out with students competing and will not be available. So please come talk to me so we can plan a day and time that's best! 

Bellaire Retake Policy:

The purpose and intent of this policy is to provide each student with an additional opportunity to show mastery of content. The opportunity for a student to retake a major grade applies to a score less than 70 out of 100.

The following will apply-

1. All students in AP/IB, Pre-AP, College Prep, and Academic classes in all content areas will have the opportunity to retake one major grade per grading cycle in each class. Retake opportunities are not available in Dual Credit classes.
2. The student must submit the completed retake request form to his or her teacher within one week of the grade being posted on Gradespeed. In turn, the teacher will inform the student whether or not he or she is eligible for the retake, per PLC policy. The teacher will notify the student of the time and location of the retake.
3. The retake must be of similar length and subject matter as the original test.
4. A PLC or department may decide to schedule all retakes at a specific time (before or after school or at lunch) and in a single location.
5. The student is expected to complete one or more of the following prior to the retake as determined by consistent PLC policy: (1) attend at least one tutorial, (2) have submitted any missing work for that grading cycle, (3) and/or completed test corrections.
6. If a student is caught cheating on a major grade, then he or she may not request a retake for that major grade. Per the HISD Code of Conduct, plagiarism is considered cheating.
7. The maximum grade received for a retake will be a 70. For example, if a student fails a major grade with a 55 and earns a 62 on the retake, then his or her final grade on the assignment/test will be a 62. If the student retakes and makes an 82, then their final grade on the assignment/test will be a 70. If a student scores lower on the retake, then the original grade will stand.
8. All semester final exams are ineligible for a retake.

Absences:

It is the student’s responsibility to make up work that is missed due to absences whether the absence is due to sickness, injury, other extracurricular activities, etc.




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Ms. Brossman-Collier 2021-2022 Syllabus Vanessa Brossman-Collier 8/11/2021 33 KB


 

 

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