College Prep Science Classes

I’m offering the following online college prep science classes with labs:

Pre-AP Biology

Course Description: Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. This class places emphasis on concept understanding and analysis, discovering biology’s connections to other scientific disciplines, and using scientific and laboratory skills. The science of biology focuses on the study of living things by examining the five fundamental concepts of cellular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and organism physiology. Students will learn scientific writing skills and also examine current biological issues in preparation for CLEP or SAT subject testing and future AP Biology coursework.

  • Open to students in 9th-11th grade
  • College-preparatory class leading to CLEP or SAT Subject testing and future AP Biology coursework
  • Students should be ready to begin working toward college level reading and responsibility
  • Weekly assignments and class notes posted Fridays.
  • 34 weeks – course begins the last week of August
  • For more information on this class, download this Biology Info Sheet and check out this Biology Info Page
  • To apply, request a student application on the “Contact” link above

Pre-AP Chemistry

Course Description: Chemistry is the study of connections between the everday world and the molecular world, the structure and interactions of matter. It examines the smallest components of matter (atoms) and how atoms bond with each other to combine elements into compounds. Then it looks at chemical reactions: how energy is involved, the transfer of electrons or hydrogen ions, and factors that affect reaction rate. This course provides students with an understanding of chemical principles and skills that are needed for college. The study of chemistry includes laboratory investigation, problem solving activities, textbook study, lecture, and class discussion. The structure and properties of matter, organic and inorganic chemistry, energy, thermo chemistry, nuclear reaction, electrochemistry, acids, bases and salts and chemical bonding make up the content of this class. This class includes laboratory work and written lab reports. Students are encouraged to take the SAT II in Chemistry and/or the Chemistry CLEP test upon completion of this course and will be prepared for future AP Chemistry coursework.

  • Open to students in 10th-12th grade
  • College-preparatory class leading to CLEP/SAT Subject testing and future AP Chemistry coursework
  • Students should be ready to begin working toward college level reading and responsibility
  • Weekly assignments and class notes posted Thursdays.
  • 34 weeks. Coursework begins the last week of August
  • For more information on this class, download this Chemistry Info sheet
  • To apply, request a student application on the “Contact” link above

Pre-AP Physics

Course Description: Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions. It provides a systematic understanding of the fundamental laws that govern physical, chemical, and biological processes. This physics course provides students with a modern view of the fundamental, foundational concepts of physics; develops the students’ analytical, problem solving skills; integrates math, science and technology; and is designed for students who are planning to major in the sciences, medicine, or engineering. The major topics covered are mechanics, energy, electricity and magnetism, waves, fluid dynamics, and modern physics. Additional topics include motion in a plane, internal energy, geometrical optics, and nuclear physics. This class includes laboratory work and written lab reports. Students are encouraged to take the SAT II in Physics upon completion of this course and will be prepared for future AP Physics coursework (there is no CLEP exam for Physics).

  • Open to students in 10th-12th grade
  • College-preparatory class leading to SAT Subject testing and future AP Physics coursework
  • Students should be ready to begin working toward college level reading and responsibility
  • Weekly assignments and class notes posted Thursdays.
  • 34 weeks – coursework begins the last week of August
  • For more information on this class, download this Physics Info Sheet
  • To apply, request a student application on the “Contact” link above

Intro to Chemistry & Physics


Course Description:
Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. This class places emphasis on concept understanding and analysis, discovering the natural world around us and how things work. The course is designed to continue the investigation of the physical sciences begun in earlier grades. The course will build a rich knowledge base to provide a foundation for the continued study of science. The investigations will be approached in a qualitative and quantitative manner in keeping with the developing mathematical skills of the students. The curriculum will integrate the following topics from both chemistry and physics:

  • Structure of atoms
  • Structure and properties of matter
  • Motions and forces
  • Conservation of energy, matter and charge

This course is:

  • Open to students in 8th-9th grade (advanced 7th graders will be considered)
  • For students who are ready to begin working toward college level reading
  • 34 weeks with coursework beginning the last week of August
  • For more information on this class, download this Intro to Chem/Phy Info Sheet or check out this Intro to Chem/Phy Info Page

To register for any of the above classes go to DebraBell.com