Course titleCollege Preparatory Lab Biodiversity
Pre-requisitegrade of a B or higher in Honors Cell Biology, a B+ or higher in Algebra I Level 2 or Honors Geometry, and are placed in ELA Level 1 or 2.
These courses are offered to sophomores based on their performance in their 9th grade Cell Biology and ELA courses. Aligned with the Massachusetts Science and Technology Engineering Frameworks; this course completes the Biology standards introduced in grade 9 and prepares students for the Biology MCAS examination at the end of grade 10. Students will study the principles of genetics as well as the interrelationship and effect of evolution on biodiversity in the populations of living things. Executive functioning and higher order thinking skills are developed and applied throughout the course. Microscopes and computers may be utilized to enrich laboratory work and scientific investigation. Students will be expected to respond to this high rigor curriculum individually as well as collaboratively on projects designed to provide further evidence of standard attainment.
School countryUnited States
High schoolShawsheen Valley Technical High School
School / district Address100 Cook St
School zip code1821
Requested competency codeLab Science
Approved competency code
- Advanced science