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Biology Honors EVP

  • Name:

    Biology Honors EVP (BIOL250e)

  • Department:

    Enriched Virtual

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Physical Science (PHSC100) or equivalent; a grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

Biology Honors EVP


Updated for 24-25!

In this course, students will expand their understanding of God’s complex creation. Students will classify systems to survey living organisms. They will participate in lab activities and simulations to examine the structures and processes in living organisms. By applying concepts in statistics and probability, students will explore the mechanisms for inheritance and variation. Students will also analyze interactions within ecosystems and the effects of human activity.

This course has a lab component.

NOTE for Honors: Biology Honors (BIOL250) is an enriched version of BIOL200. The supplemental reading and activities in the Honors course allow students the opportunity to reinforce their learning as they gain a deeper understanding of the material. Students are supported by the teacher and by the lessons themselves as they work through the course. Students in the Honors course can expect an average of 1-2 hours of work per week in addition to the regular course content.

Special Notes:

This course is a part of the honors track, and intentional focus will be on the required knowledge, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to prepare a student to be successful in future upper level and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses.

Special Instructions:

*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.

Semester 1: August 26 – January 19

Fall Break: November 25 – 29

Christmas Break: December 23 – January 3

Semester 2: January 21 – June 8

Spring Break: April 14 – April 18

Times: Wednesdays 8:00 AM or Wednesdays 11:00 AM US Central Time


Exploring the wonders of biology offer an exciting journey, whether it is studying how living organisms thrive in their natural habitats, investigating the intricate microworld of the cell, unraveling the secrets of genetics, decoding the complexities of animal behavior, or understanding the dynamic interactions within populations. The study of biology presents a unique opportunity to unravel some of the many intricate mysteries of God’s amazing living creation. Please join us as we explore the fascinating world of biology together.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I really liked the review games. The competition helped make it more fun and easier to review for the tests.

I always enjoy class. Our teacher makes class fun and interesting while also being understanding of the students. I also enjoy being able to see my other classmates, it makes the class feel a bit more lively.

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