• Dr Jeevarathnam Mehat
    Subject I Teach: Chemistry         Room: 115
    First Period: Honors Chemistry Class
    Second Period: Regular Chemistry
    Third Period: Planning
    Fourth Period: Regular Chemistry 


    Academy for Advanced Studies/ Henry County High School

    General Chemistry Course Syllabus


    Instructor:  Dr Mehat     Room/Lab: 115     Email: jeevarathnam.mehat@henry.k12.ga.us



    School Phone:  (770) 957-3943

    School Website:  https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/18269

    Class Website: https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Domain/9973   



    Text:  Chemistry, Pearson/Prentice Hall

                (Textbook power point notes are available online via our class website)


    Course Description:  Chemistry is a laboratory course in which students study the properties of matter. Students who successfully complete this course can expect to know the nature and structure of atoms, the contributions of various scientists to the development of chemistry as a subject, how substances are involved in chemical reactions, and the relationship of chemistry to your everyday life.


    Units of Study: 

    ●       Scientific Method and Measurements

    ●       Matter

    ●       Atomic Structure                            

    ●       Periodicity   

    ●       Electrons                  

    ●       Ionic Bonding and Naming           

    ●       Covalent Bonding and Naming                

    ●       Chemical Reactions

    ●       Chemical Quantities

    ●       Stoichiometry

    ●       Gas Laws

    ●       Solutions

    ●       Acids, Bases, and pH



    Required Materials:

    ●       Chemistry Notebook 3 (composition note books)

    ●       Pencils/Pens

    ●       Calculator (Scientific)

    ●       Ruler

    ●       Expo Marker (1-2)



    S.C.I.E.N.C.E Behind a Successful Student (Expectations):

    Safety comes first:  Creating a safe learning environments is the job of everyone in the class.

    Come to class: Learning is a process that requires your presence and active participation.

    Integrity is important:  Do the right thing, even when know one is watching.

    Embrace your uniqueness:  Everyone learns differently.  Use your unique gifts and talents to

           achieve the best you can and encourage others to do the same.

    No distractions:  The more you focus on achieving a goal, the more you will achieve it.

    Challenge yourself: It’s okay to make mistakes. You many not know what you can do until you


    Engage your mind:  Learning is more fun if you have a positive mindset.





    All students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct found in the Henry County Student Handbook. Failure to comply with expectations, will lead to consequences.  Consequences may include, but not limited to:  warning (verbal or nonverbal), seat change, call/email to parent/guardian, parent conference, time out in another teacher’s classroom, and/or an office referral.



    Grading Policy:  Students will be graded based on mastery of the standards.  The percentage of standards mastery will count as 80% of the final course grade and the final exam will weigh 20%.  Standards based grades are very fluid and change along with the students’ understanding of concepts.

    Course Work                        80%

    Final Exam (EOCT)             20%

    Final Course Grade             100%


    This is an 18 week course, one semester.  Final course grades will be calculated in December at the conclusion of the EOCT.


    Contacting the Teacher:  Emailing (jeevarathnam.mehat@henry.k12.ga.us) is a great way to keep up with your child’s progress and it is the easiest and fastest way to contact Dr Mehat.  Parents/Guardians may also contact the school and request a phone or in-person conference with Dr Mehat.


    Class Website:  To visit our class website, use the link listed at the top of the page.  Otherwise, you may go to the HCHS website (www.henry.k12.ga.us/hchs), click on teachers, and then click on Dr Mehat.  A link to the class website is provided.


    Late and Make-up Assignments: Students are strongly encouraged to attend each and every class to minimize the amount of late and make-up work.  If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to check the class website and calendar to see what he/she missed.  All lectures have been pre-recorded, therefore the student is responsible for viewing the videos that were missed.  If a student misses a test or quiz, he/she will need to see Dr Mehat to schedule a make-up day and time.  All late/missing/make-up work is due before the end of the current unit which occurs on the day on the unit test.   


    Cheating:  Cheating will not be tolerated.  Any student that is caught cheating will receive a grade of zero for that assignment and their parents will be notified.  Cheating includes but is not limited to cheat sheets, copying another student’s paper, allowing a student to copy your paper, helping others on a test/quiz, and/or plagiarism from a book or internet source. 














    Parent Information & Acknowledgement Form


    Please complete the form below and have your child return it to Dr Mehat



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    Syllabus Acknowledgement Statement


    We hereby acknowledge that we have read and understand the course expectations, procedures, and guideline outlined in this Chemistry course syllabus for the 2016-2017 school year.




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