• All assignments are on Canvas


    Supplies needed for AICE Marine

    *1/2- or 1-inch binder with pockets

    *Notebook paper

    *Graph Paper


    *Writing utensils (pen, pencil, highlighter, color pencils)

    *Ear Buds


    Parents and students, join my Remind group for reminders on quizzes and tests for AICE Marine.  Simply text @6c4ab8b to 81010

  • Classroom Management Plan

    ID’s must be worn at all times!

    Classroom Rules

    1. Be respectful of yourself, others and property.
    2. Be prompt.
    3. Be responsible (report writing on desk).
    4. Be present.
    5. Keep cell phone in bin or put away (not visible).
    6. Be a leader, be a learner, be a Tarpon.

    Classroom Procedures

    1. Enter quietly.
    2. Get your assigned book from shelves if needed.
    1. Take a picture of Promethean board &/or write information in planner.
    2. Go directly to your assigned seat.
    3. Log into assigned Chromebook.
    4. Put cell phone in bin in the center of the table or away in backpack.
    5. Place all items in the cubby except textbook, biology folder with paper, and writing utensil.
    6. At the end of class, return your book to the shelf & place in numerical order, check your area, and throw away papers/trash. Log out of Chromebook.
    7. Roll chair under table & check for writing on table. (except 7th period, put chair on table.)
    8. Use restroom and get water between classes.


    Teaching Rules/Procedures:

    1. Refrain from talking when the teacher is speaking, teaching, reading, or when other students are reading or presenting.
    2. Place cell phone in bin on table or away (not visible).
    3. Anytime a student misses class due to a school function, he/she is expected to be prepared for the next class session. Look on classroom.google for assignments.Homework and class work should be secured before the date of absence.
    4. If excused absence due to illness, check classroom.google for assignments. Two days for each day of absence shall be given to complete all make up work. Complete “Assignments to Check” clipboard in classroom.
    5. All policies set for by Charlotte High School, as well as those discussed in the Student Code of Conduct handbook, will be the main guidelines for class procedures.


    Positive Reinforcement

    1. Verbal praise.
    2. Tarpon Ticket.
    3. Recognition of the internal gratification earned by doing “what’s right.”
  • Syllabus 2021-22

    Charlotte High School

    AICE Marine AS & A Level

    Susan Haynes                                                          

    Room G219

    (941) 575-5450 ext. *7104


    Canvas Learning Management System

    Remind App: text @6c4ab8b to 81010

    Course Description

    Course Number: 2002515

    Number of Credits: 1

    Course Length: 1 year

    Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the teaching of the whole course. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credit by passing the exams in the spring.

    Course Objectives and Outline:

    The course will be divided into three basic categories:

    Practical Skills: Experimental planning (making estimates, predictions and hypothesis), presentation of data & observations, evaluation of procedures and data, analysis of data and conclusions.

    AS Level: Water, Earth Processes, Interactions in Marine Ecosystems, Classification and Biodiversity, Examples of Marine Ecosystems

    A Level: Physiology of Marine Organisms, Energy, Fisheries for the Future, Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

    Text and Ancillary Materials

    Marine Science for Cambridge International AS & A Level Coursebook

    Marine Science for Cambridge International AS & A Level Workbook


    1/2- or 1-inch binder with pockets

    Notebook paper

    Graph Paper

    Writing utensils (pen, pencil, highlighter, color pencils)

    Ear Buds

    Policies and Procedures

    1. Enter quietly.
    2. Get your assigned book from shelves if needed.
    3. Take a picture of Promethean board &/or write information in planner.
    4. Go directly to your assigned seat.
    5. Log into assigned Chromebook.
    6. Put cell phone in bin in the center of the table on test/quiz days, or away in backpack.
    7. Place all items in the cubby except textbook, folder with paper, and writing utensil. 
    8. At the end of class, return your book to the shelf, check your area, and throw away papers/trash.
    9. Roll chair under table & check for writing on table. (except 7th period, put chair on table.)
    10. Use restroom and get water between classes.


    Grading                                                                                                           Scale

    Tests                                                             100 points each                       A=90-100

    Quizzes                                                         1 point each word                    B=80-89

    Class Work                                                    5 points each                           C=70-79

    Active Reading                                               5 points each                           D=60-69           

    Practical Skills & Projects                                5-25 points each                      F=59 and below                         

    Canvas Assignments                                      5-10 points each section

    Notebook Checks                                           5-25 points each time                        

    ***Grade will be calculated by dividing the total points earned by the total points possible***


    Make-Up Work will be provided for all students; however, no activities or assignments can replace the learning that occurs in the classroom when the student is present.  Two (2) days for each day of eligible absences shall be given to complete all class make-up work.  NO OTHER LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Exams, tests, or quizzes & practical skills will be rescheduled at the discretion of the teacher, and must be completed in the classroom within 5 days of the student’s return to school.  If student is absent due to a school activity, work is due the day they return.  This includes test, quiz & practical make-ups. Most assignments are on Canvas so it is your responsibility to check the site daily, especially if you are absent. Be sure to sign the “Assignments to Check” clipboard in the classroom when assignments are completed late due to illness.

    Course Procedures

    This is a self-directed class with several individual assignments. During the course, students will read, actively read, complete practical skills and projects, and complete Canvas assignments while working individually as well as in groups.  Students are expected to study at home daily for quizzes and tests, which must be taken in my classroom, and to complete all assignments on time.  Students are also expected to participate in class, keep track of their progress in FOCUS, and view their Canvas account daily for assignments and announcements.


    General Course of Study

                    Semester 1                                                                 Semester 2

    Chapter                       Sections                                                Chapter                            Sections

    Practical Skills

    Introduction, experimental planning, presentation of data & observations, evaluation of procedures & data, analysis of data & conclusions


    Physiology of Marine Organisms

    6.1 General cell structure

    6.2 Movement of substances

    6.3 Gas exchange

    6.4 Osmoregulation



    1.1   Particle theory and bonding

    1.2   Solubility in water

    1.3   Density & pressure



    7.1 Photosynthesis

    7.2 Chemosynthesis

    7.3 Respiration


    Earth Processes


    2.1 Tectonic processes

    2.2 Weathering, erosion & sedimentation

    2.3 Tides & ocean currents


    Fisheries for the Future

    8.1 Life cycles

    8.2 Sustainable fisheries

    8.3 Marine aquaculture


    Interactions in Marine Ecosystems

    3.1 Interactions

    3.2 Feeding relationships

    3.3 Nutrient cycles


    Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

    9.1 Ecological impacts of human activities

    9.2 Global warming & its impact

    9.3 Ocean acidification

    9.4 Conservation of marine ecosystems


    Classification & Biodiversity

    4.1 The classification of marine organisms

    4.2 Key groups of marine organisms

    4.3 Biodiversity

    4.4 Populations & sampling techniques




    Examples of Marine Ecosystems

    5.1 The open ocean

    5.2 The tropical coral reef

    5.3 The rocky shore

    5.4 The sandy shore

    5.5 The mangrove forest




    College Credit: To earn college credit, students must pass the AICE Exams given in the spring.