Welcome to Mr. Dubé's Web site. I hope you will use this
site to learn more about your class, my expectations, and
chemistry in the world around you.
- Conceptual Chemistry: An introductory course requiring
basic math but no algebra
- Chemistry I: An introductory course requiring solid
- Advanced Placement Chemistry: An advanced course
requiring a grade of A or B in Chemistry I and designed
for students who want to prepare for the AP Chemistry
exam (which can count towards college credits)
Homework will be given daily, is due at
the beginning of the period the school day after it was
assigned, and will be worth 5 to 10 points. A periodic
quiz consisting of 1 or 2 homework problems from the
past week may be given in lieu of collecting homework.
Tests and quizzes will be used to check
your understanding of concepts, procedures, and information.
Quizzes will be worth 10 to 25 points and will be given at
least once a month. Tests will be worth up to 100 points
and will be given 2 or 3 times a quarter.
Labs will be worth 10 to 30 points and
will be graded on safety, participation, and write-up.
I expect neat handwritten or typed reports. I'll also
assign small research projects
throughout the semester.
You must make up missed tests and quizzes
the day you return, and you must submit missed homework
assignments and labs within two days for every one day you
Failure to make up work within these time frames will
result in a 0 for that test or assignment.
I can meet with you before or after school. I will also be in my room
(H113) during most lunch hours. Please do not hesitate to stop in if
you need extra help -- do not wait! Chemistry is a building subject,
and it is very hard to catch up once you fall behind.
We will be doing lab work nearly every week. Because of the potential
danger of any lab exercise, I will hold you to the highest standards of
behavior, and will remove you from the class if you pose a threat to
yourself or other students.