High School Biology Classes
Note: This course cost has been temporarily reduced to help cover the costs of purchasing lab supplies. All students must purchase their own lab supplies to prevent cross contamination of COVID and for the possibility of another quarantine. The cost of lab supplies should also be covered by charter school funds if purchased through an approved vendor.
Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) - two semester course
Cost of class: $425/semester Charter Only - Split-Class Option: $255 Biology Lecture Course (Online) paid by Charter PO
$170 Biology Lab Course (In-Person) paid independently by credit card monthly
Instructor: Jill Wilcox
PCLC (Westminster): Thursdays: 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.- In Class Full - Online ONLY Available or
2:45 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
1st Semester dates: PCLC - Sept. 15 - Jan. 21, 2nd Semester dates: Jan. 26 - May 27
EIE (Monrovia): Thursdays: 12:00 - 2:30
Instructor: Lisa Wright
1st Semester dates EIE: Aug 27 (online only for all students this day only)
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3 & 10. No class on Thanksgiving Nov 26 or on Christmas break Dec 17, 24, 31.
2nd Sem dates EIE: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
No class on Feb 11 & April 1 & 8
This class will include such topics as:
- Intro to Chemistry
- Cell Biology
- Protein synthesis
- Thorough coverage of Genetics
- Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
This course meets weekly for 2-2.5 hours(1 hour of lecture, 1-1.5 hours of lab). Weekly homework assignments from the textbook, lab reports and handouts will be completed by the students at home each week. There will be 1-2 long-term projects. Tests will be sent home with the student to be administered by their parent online. Two in-class practicum tests will be given by the instructor.
To register, complete the registration page for the location of your choice.
A textbook is required, with two choices available: Pick one (charters use Glencoe)
Biology Student Text (3rd ed.- 2 vol.)
by Thomas E. Porch and Brad R. Batdorf.
Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 2004
Length: 1104 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes
Glencoe Biology – Student Edition
Publisher: Glencoe, 2009, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
The 2006 Glencoe biology book is also acceptable.
Click on the link below to go to the List of Supplies you'll need for this class. You can purchase these items anywhere or use items you already have. We have noted on the list an approximate price and if each item is available at www.homesciencetools.com. Items highlighted in Orange will be shared in class and do not need to be purchased if you have chosen the In-Person option.