All students in Regents Chemistry have been assigned a "student standing" after their progress thus far in the class. The details of each student standing is as follows:

  • Green: Student earned over a 70 on the midterm examination and has an overall test average above a 75 for the year. These students are not required to attend one of the weekly review sessions given after school.
  • Yellow: Student earned over a 65 on the midterm examination and has an overall test average above a 70 for the year. These students are not required to, but are strongly recommended to, attend one of the weekly review sessions given after school.
  • Red: Student earned below a 65 on the midterm examination and/or has an overall test average below a 70 for the year. These students are required to attend one of the weekly review sessions given after school. It is strongly recommended that these students attend both review sessions as time allows.

The review sessions will be held from 2:15pm - 2:45pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students must sign into each review session to document their efforts. The two sessions will have different themes.

  • The Tuesday review session will focus on reviewing material from the first two quarters. This will benefit students who struggled on the midterm examination in recalling all of the information or students who struggled when the information was covered initially.
  • The Wednesday review session will focus on problem solving for the material being covered in the course at that time. Each of the upcoming units will have an additional mathematics component with will require students to be able to process information given to them in a typical word problem quesiton. This will benefit students who do not feel confident in the calculations covered in class.

As always, I will be after school every other day, unless I have a scheduled meeting or an unforeseen circumstance arises. Students should be attending extra help sessions throughout the unit well in advance of a test. Chemistry is a cumulative subject, which cannot be covered solely the day before a unit test or major examination. The quarterly examination will be given at the conclusion of the third quarter and will cover material from the beginning of the year. This exam will be a good indication of how well the student is prepared for the Regents examination since the large bulk of the course content will be covered by this time (roughly 11 out of the total 14 units). These review sessions ought to help the student remain on top of the previous and current material in this course. 

The student standing of each student is listed below. The review sessions will start the week directly after midterms (the week of January 31st). These student standings will be reposted after each test when the overall test average is recalculated; thus, review sessions for students in the third quarter may become mandatory if they fall below one of the cutoffs listed above.