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Students taking these Pre-certification courses are in need of satisfying the requirements other institutions, especially in meeting the admissions requirements of that institution.  Students often find that they have never taken the courses or some of their prior class work, such as Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra is not accepted because the student took the courses so long ago that, it is no longer honored by colleges and universities for admission requirements.
HSBIO 101 - High School Biology without LABS $229.00  Plus 14.00 Shipping and handling

HSBIO 105 - High School Biology 
with LABS $329.00  Plus 14.00 Shipping and handling

Includes Textbook and all course materials
High School BIOLOGY

Students must have access to a computer if you need the labs, but it is not required if you take Biology without labs. This high school Biology course is part of our licensed High School Diploma Program. Designed for students with a desire to explore a more in-depth approach to biological topics. An introduction to the: nature of life, ecology, cells, genetics, evolution, microorganisms and fungi, plants, invertebrates, chordates, the human body.
Students will also be able to expand on their reading by accessing the Bio Coach online. Topics include: Biomembranes I: Membrane Structure and Transport, Biomembranes II: Membrane Dynamics and Communication, Building Biomolecules, Cardiovascular System I: The Beating Heart, Cardiovascular System II: The Vascular Highway, Cell Respiration, Cell Structure and Function, DNA Structure and Replication From Gene to Protein: TranscriptionFrom Gene to Protein: Translation, Meiosis, Mendelian Inheritance, Mitosis, Photosynthesis, Plant Structure and Growth, Properties of Biomolecules, Restriction Enzyme Digestion of DNA, The lac Operon in E. coli
Home Laboratory Assignments. Students will conduct several experiments at home and report their findings back to the instructors as directed. These hands on experiments will include:

Bird Lab, Cytology Lab, Diffusion Lab, Egg Lab, Karyotype Lab, Measurement Lab, Metric Lab, Mitosis Lab, Monohybrid Lab, Muscle Lab, Natural Selection Lab, Osmosis Lab, Protien Lab, Taste Lab, Adaptations of the Human -Hand Lab
Virtual Biology Laboratories. Student will participate in these labs provided by Rutger¡¯s University.

Lab 1: Animal Diversity
Lab 2: Animal Diversity II
Lab 3: Animal Diversity III
Lab 4: Evolution
Lab 5: Nervous System
Lab 6: Animal Tissues
Lab 7: Embryology
Lab 8: External Anatomy
Lab 9: Internal Anatomy
Lab 10: Circulation
Lab 11: Kilmer Tour

Virtual Biology Laboratories: Student will participate in these labs provided by Pearson Education

Lab 1: Diffusion & Osmosis
Lab 2: Enzyme Catalysis
Lab 3: Mitosis & Meiosis
Lab 4: Plant Pigments & Photosynthesis
Lab 5: Cell Respiration
Lab 6: Molecular Biology
Lab 7: Genetics of Organisms
Lab 8: Population Genetics
Lab 9: Transpiration
Lab 10: Circulatory Physiology
Lab 11: Animal Behavior
Lab 12: Dissolved Oxygen

Note: Many of our students need this course to satisfy the requirements for entering a nursing or similar program. For this reason we now offer our high school courses with and without laboratories. If you are unsure which version you need, consult with your nursing school admissions representative, or call our offices as me maintain a localized list of the area requirements.
HS Algebra

Algebra has a scope far wider than traditional algebra books, highlighting applications, using statistics and geometry to develop the algebra of linear equations and inequalities, and including probability concepts in conjunction with algebraic fractions. Applications motivate virtually all lessons. Considerable attention is given to graphing. Manipulation with rational algebraic expressions is delayed until later courses.

Chapter 1: Uses of Variables

1-1: Variables in Sentences; 1-2: Sets and Domains; 1-3: Operations with Sets; 1-4: Variables in Expressions; 1-5: Variables in Formulas; 1-6: Square Roots and Variables; 1-7: Variables and Patterns; 1-8: The Pythagorean Theorem; 1-9 Variables from Tables.

Chapter 2: Multiplication in Algebra

2-1: Areas, Arrays, and Volumes; 2-2: Special Numbers in Multiplication; 2-3: Multiplying Algebraic Fractions; 2-4: Multiplying Rates; 2-5: Products and Powers with Negative Numbers; 2-6: Solving ax = b; 2-7: Special Numbers in Equations; 2-8: Solving ax < b; 2-9: The Multiplication Counting Principle; 2-10: Factorials and Permutations.

Chapter 3: Addition in Algebra

3-1: Models and Properties of Addition; 3-2: More Properties of Addition; 3-3: The Coordinate Plane; 3-4: Two Dimensional Slides; 3-5: Solving ax + b = c; 3-6: The Distributive Property and Adding Like Terms; 3-7: The Distributive Property and Removing Parentheses; 3-8: Writing Linear Expressions; 3-9: Adding Algebraic Fractions; 3-10: Solving ax + b < c.

Chapter 4: Subtraction in Algebra

4-1: Subtraction of Real Numbers; 4-2: Models for Subtraction; 4-3: Solving Sentences Involving Subtraction; 4-4: Spreadsheets; 4-5: The Opposite of a Sum or Difference; 4-6: Graphing x + y = k and x - y = k; 4-7: Sums and Differences in Geometry; 4-8: The Triangle Inequality; 4-9: Graphing Linear Patterns.

Chapter 5: Linear Sentences

5-1: Horizontal and Vertical Lines; 5-2: Using Tables to Compare Linear Expressions; 5-3: Solving ax + b = cx + d; 5-4: Using Graphs to Compare Linear Expressions; 5-5: Using an Automatic Grapher; 5-6: Solving ax + b < cx + d; 5-7: Equivalent Formulas; 5-8: Advanced Solving Technique I: Multiplying Through; 5-9: Advanced Solving Technique II: Chunking.

Chapter 6: Division in Algebra

6-1: The Algebraic Definition of Division; 6-2: Rates; 6-3: Ratios; 6-4: Relative Frequency and Probability; 6-5 Solving Percent Problems Using Equations; 6-6: Probability Without Counting; 6-7: Size Changes; 6-8: Proportions; 6-9: Similar Figures.

Chapter 7: Slopes and Lines

7-1: Rates of Change; 7-2: The Slope of a Line; 7-3: Properties of Slope; 7-5: Equations for Lines with a Given Point and Slope; 7-6: Equations for Lines Through Two Points; 7-7: Fitting a Line to Data; 7-8: Equations for All Lines; 7-9: Graphing Linear Inequalities.

Chapter 8: Exponents and Powers

8-1: Compound Interest; 8-2: Exponential Growth; 8-3: Comparing Constant Increase and Exponential Growth; 8-4: Exponential Decay; 8-5: Products and Powers of Powers; 8-6: Negative Exponents; 8-7: Quotients of Powers; 8-8: Powers of Products and Quotients; 8-9: Remembering Properties of Exponents and Powers.

Chapter 9: Quadratic Equations and Square Roots

9-1: Graphing y =ax2; 9-2: Graphing y = ax2 + bx + c; 9-3: Graphing Parabolas with an Automatic Grapher; 9-4: Quadratic Equations and Projectiles; 9-5: The Quadratic Formula; 9-6: Analyzing Solutions to Quadratic Equations; 9-7: Square Roots and Products; 9-8: Absolute Value, Distance, and Square Roots; 9-9: Distances in the Plane.

Chapter 10: Polynomials

10-1: What Are Polynomials? 10-2: Investments and Polynomials; 10-3: Multiplying a Polynomial by a Monomial; 10-4: Multiplying Polynomials; 10-5: Multiplying Binomials; 10-6: Special Binomial Products; 10-7: The Chi-Square Statistic.

Chapter 11: Linear Systems

11-1: An Introduction to Systems; 11-2: Solving Systems Using Substitution; 11-3: More Uses of Substitution; 11-4: Solving Systems by Addition; 11-5: Solving Systems by Multiplication; 11-6: Systems and Parallel Lines; 11-7: Situations Which Always or Never Happen; 11-8: Systems of Inequalities.

Chapter 12: Factoring

12-1: Factoring Integers into Primes; 12-2: Common Monomial Factoring; 12-3: Factoring x2 + bx + c; 12-4: Solving Some Quadratic Equations by Factoring; 12-5: Factoring ax2 + bx + c; 12-6: How Was the Quadratic Formula Found? 12-7: Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers; 12-8: Which Quadratic Expressions Are Factorable?

Chapter 13: Functions

13-1: What Is a Function? 13-2: Function Notation; 13-3: Absolute Value Functions; 13-4: Domain and Range; 13-5: Probability Functions; 13-6: Polynomial Functions; 13-7: The Tangent Function; 13-8: Functions on Calculators and Computers.

Students must have access to a computer if you need the labs, but it is not required if you take chemistry without labs. This high school chemistry course is part of our licensed High School Diploma Program. Topics will explore an in depth study of; the nature of chemistry, the structure of matter, interactions of matter, stoichiometry, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, redox chemistry, kinetics and thermodynamics, chemistry and our world. Additionally, you will partake in several experiments if you choose the Chemistry with labs. These labs are described below.

Laboratory Experiments are real experiment conducted at home in the areas of: Acid and Bases, Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, Liquids and Solids, Matter and Energy, Models of the Atom, The Gaseous State, Mole Concept, Nuclear Chemistry, Oxidation and Reduction, Scientific Measures, Solutions, Stoichiometry, The Metric System. You will conduct the experiments as directed and submit a short report indicating your observations.

Video Laboratory Experiments the students participate in observing many video taped experiments, supplying your answers to the experiments you observed. Topics include: Analysis of a Vinegar Solution, Pressure and Volume of a Gas, Chemical Analysis, Testing the Classification of Compounds, Diagnostic Tests, Molar Mass of a Volatile Liquid, Percentage Composition, Polar Molecules, Preparation of a Standard Solution, Qualitative Analysis, Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Reactions, Testing Replacement Reaction Generalizations, Sequential Qualitative Analysis, Solubility of Sodium Chloride, Volume - Temperature Relationship for a Gas

Note: Many of our students need this course to satisfy the requirements for entering a nursing or similar program. For this reason we now offer our high school courses with and without laboratories. If you are unsure which version you need, consult with your nursing school admissions representative, or call our offices as me maintain a localized list of the area requirements.
HSALG101 Algebra $229.00 Plus 14.00 Shipping and handling

(Includes Textbook and all course materials)
HSCHEM 105 - High School Chemistry with LABS $329.00 Plus 14.00 S/H

HSCHEM 101- High School Chemistry
without LABS $229.00 Plus 14.00 S/H

(Includes Textbook and all course materials)