• Syllabus 2016-2017

    Mr. James O’Briant – Science, History, Civics

    Course Syllabus


    Instructor:     Mr. O’Briant

    Phone:           671-6290, Ext. 57315

    Email:             james.obriant@marion.k12.fl.us




    Course Description:

    The purpose of my courses is to provide students with integrated educational experiences in Science and the Social Studies content areas. 



    Classroom and Team Expectations

    • Be on time to class.
    • Be prepared for class (binder, paper, pencils, etc.).
    • Respect yourself, staff, classmates, and school property.
    • Try your best. If you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. I respect your efforts.



    Grading Information:

    You are the individual responsible for the grade you receive. I do not “give” grades, you earn them. 9-weeks grades will be based on the following:

    Classwork/Daily Assignments, Quizzes, DBQs     50 %                        

    Tests, Projects, & Presentations, Science Fair 40%

    Homework/Binders    10%




    Homework will be assigned most weeks.  Work will be given on Monday, and the completed homework will be due on Thursday/Friday.  In addition, classwork that is not finished during class may be assigned for completion at home.  Such assignments will be graded as classwork, science fair projects etc., depending on the nature of those assignments in class



    Binder:   New this year will be a Binder grade each nine weeks.  It is included in your Homework Grade.  I will be looking for specific items that I have told you to include.



    Expect for the year:  We will follow the State’s Academic Standards and Marion County Public Schools’ Guidelines and Schedule.  You will know what is expected of you and know when you are being successful. You are responsible for knowing what grade you are earning.  I will be here to guide you along your journey of learning.



    Let us have a great year together.



    Good is not enough—when Better is possible.



    1. O’Briant


    BCaBA, MA – Instructor – ESE Academy at Horizon