Master Teacher: Kerri Adkins, EdD
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (34 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $539 for HSLDA Members / $619 for non-members.

Description: In Chemistry w/ Lab, students will learn about the building blocks of our world and how they interact with each other on a molecular level. Chemistry at HSLDA Online Academy will include lab work.

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Dates: August 23, 2021 - May 6, 2022

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1: Closed Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m. Eastern

Mr. Ed Gomes

Section 2: Closed Wednesdays, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Deneen Dale

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

Mr. Nathan Reutter

Section 4: Closed Wednesdays, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Kerri Adkins

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What topics will I learn about in Chemistry?

    Chemistry is a powerful tool for humans to use to help others while glorifying God. It is not enough to simply teach students chemical facts and manipulation techniques; this course strives to apply these techniques to real-world situations and interpret them with a Biblical worldview. Some of the topics that we will cover in this course include:

    • Mathematics, calculations, and measurements in chemistry
    • Atomic structure and the periodic table
    • Chemical bonds, bond theory
    • Chemical reactions
    • Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases
    • Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • How much homework is in Chemistry?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 7–10 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Recorded lectures
    • 4-12 pages of textbook reading
    • Quiz or homework assignment
    • Lab or discussion

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • 12 unit tests
  • Am I ready to take Chemistry?

    Before taking Chemistry with HSLDA Online Academy, students should have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. In addition, students will need to be able to read and write at the 10th grade level. Prior lab experience is not necessary for Chemistry.

  • 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 bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through, 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.

  • What is the tuition for Chemistry?

    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!