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High School Biology Classes



Grade Level 9-10 a-g certified (if charter approved) - two semester course
Cost of class: $450/semester.

PCLC (Westminster): Thursdays: 8:15-10:15 a.m. or Thursdays: 2:45 -4:45 p.m.

Instructor: Jill Wilcox

1st Semester dates: PCLC-Sept. 15-Dec. 15th,  2nd Semester dates: Jan. 12-May 27


EIE (Monrovia): Thursdays: 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Lisa Wright

1st Semester dates EIE: TBA

This class will include such topics as:

  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Protein synthesis
  • Photosynthesis
  • Thorough coverage of Genetics
  • Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
    • Archaebacteria
    • Eubacteria
    • Protista
    • Fungi
    • Plantae
    • Animalia
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology


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.
ISBN: 978-1-57924-932-8
Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 2004
Length: 1104 pp. Format: softbound; 2 volumes


Glencoe Biology – Student Edition
ISBN: 9780078802843
Publisher: Glencoe, 2009, Hardcover
Charter students must use the Glencoe textbook.
The 2006 Glencoe biology book is also acceptable.


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