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Master Teacher: Kerri Adkins, EdD
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks)
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $647 for HSLDA Members / $719 for non-members

Description: Chemistry introduces students to the foundational theories, facts, and techniques of this scientific discipline, ranging from atomic structure to chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Lab experiments challenge students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations and engage in qualitative and quantitative observations. Through the study of chemistry, students encounter the glory of God in his creation and discover how this knowledge can be used to serve his people.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 19, 2024 - May 2, 2025

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Wednesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern Mrs. Deneen Dale
Section 2: Tuesdays, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Sarah Stoub

Section 3: Wednesdays, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern

Dr. Kerri Adkins

Section 4: Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Eastern

Mr. Ed Gomes

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 interpret the periodic table of elements
    • How to distinguish various types of chemical bonds
    • How to identify and predict the outcomes and energy changes of chemical reactions
    • How to perform stoichiometric calculations
    • How to interpret oxidation and reduction reactions
    • How to make accurate and precise measurements
  • How much homework is in Chemistry?

    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
    • One to three recorded lectures
    • 4–12 pages of textbook reading
    • A quiz or homework assignment
    • A practical lab exercise or online discussion post

    Students complete 12 tests and various homework assignments.

  • Prerequisites

    Students should have completed Algebra 1 before taking Chemistry. Prior lab experience is not necessary.

  • What books will I use in Chemistry?

    The official booklist for Chemistry with Lab 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.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Chemistry 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 a Live Online Class Session in Chemistry?

    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.