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Biology

Master Teacher: Noelle Stillman
Duration: Yearlong (32 weeks)
Time: 1.5 hr. weekly live class
Credits: 1.0 high school credits
Grade level:  10+
Start date: Class begins August 22, 2022
Tuition: $569 for HSLDA Members / $649 for non-members.

Description: Biology equips students with the language needed to succeed in biological studies while considering how the study of life deepens their understanding of the complexity, diversity, and unity of God’s creation. Students learn how the scientific method is applied to the study of life as divided into the five-kingdom classification system: animal, plant, fungi, protist, and monera. The course is organized in two-week cycles: during the first week students study theoretical concepts; the following week they apply these concepts through optional lab experiments.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 22, 2022 - May 5, 2023

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1 Wednesdays, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Deneen Dale

Section 2 Thursdays, 1:30–3:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sarah Mereness

Section 3 Tuesdays, 2:30–4:00 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Sherrie Welfel

Section 4 Wednesdays, 2:30–4:00 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Sherrie Welfel

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Students Will Learn

    • How to apply formal biological vocabulary and the scientific method
    • How to conduct controlled laboratory experiments to observe biological principles
    • How to research using discussion, microscopy, and dissections
    • How to interpret, discuss, and draw conclusions from experimental results
    • How to precisely communicate measurable and accurate observations
  • How much homework is in Biology?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 7–10 hours per week. During a typical week, students will complete the following:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Two to four pre-recorded lectures or lab experiments, 20–30 minutes each
    • Complete a unit test, quiz, or vocabulary exercise
    • Read one chapter of the textbook

    Students complete a test roughly every two weeks and various homework assignments.

  • What books will I use in Biology?

    The official booklist for Biology is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through the Christianbook.com bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christianbook.com, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Prerequisites

    Students should be able to read and write at the 10th grade level. Prior lab experience is not necessary. 

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Biology?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Biology class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for Biology?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $80 on yearlong high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!