Course title

College Preparatory Lab Biodiversity


grade 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.

Course description

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 country

United States

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School city


High school

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

School / district Address

100 Cook St

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Requested competency code

Lab Science

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Approved competency code

  • LADV
  • Advanced science
  • LBIO
  • Biology

Approved date

Online / Virtual