High School Biology Classes



Note: Lab supplies will be provided when students are In-Person for class. For online students, a supply list will be provided so they may do the experiments with us. 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: $450/semester          

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
  • Photosynthesis
  • Thorough coverage of Genetics
  • Classification and a survey of the Kingdoms including:
    • Archaebacteria
    • Eubacteria
    • Protista
    • Fungi
    • Plantae
    • Animalia
    • Ecology


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.


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.

Biology 1st Semester Supply List

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