Biology A

Course Description:

Biology A introduces students to the scientific method and major concepts of biology from an historical and practical viewpoint. The three major themes of this course are the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, and taxonomy and speciation. Students who take this class will have a deeper appreciation for the complexities of living organisms. Life on this planet, unlike anywhere else in the observable universe, is complex and highly organized. Whether examining life on the molecular or the planetary level, it exhibits a highly organized structure that inspires awe by its genius and complexity. In the last 50 years, discoveries have launched new branches of biology that have transformed the daily routine, from conception to death. New challenges await, such as the current crisis in ecology, global warming, and the resurgence in viral disease. To make rational choices in the 21st century, the citizen must have a basic understanding of biological concepts and the reasoning behind them. Biology A is presented in a multimedia format using interactive modules, labs, narrated animation, text, and videos to present the study of life on this planet. Students work through and complete several self-check activities and quizzes for practice, and participate in self-reflection. In each module, students complete the module exam and a lab. Teacher feedback is provided throughout the course.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Biology A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Biology
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Accelerate Education
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : MMC, NCAA, NGSS
Ailgnment Document : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kIkcVET3BjAeBhBA6JvRKQ7pr8Ul9rzioHFwPsHO82c
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Life and Physical Sciences
Course Identifier : Biology
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesq-7lqJjVBrRuwflE8db22egnhPXuu9DZ_wNmhplsVoor5A/viewform
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the following scientific concepts…

  • Cellular Processes
  • A Molecular Basis of Heredity
  • Interdependence of Organisms
  • Causes and Cures of Contagious Diseases
  • Human Populations and their Impact on their Environments

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards


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Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 07/23/2019

Module 1: The Principles of Life
Module 2: The Principles of Inheritance
Module 3: Plants
Module 4: Classification
Module 5: Animal Invertebrates
Module 6: Animal Vertebrates

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. Students will need a computer or laptop for this course; tablets are not sufficient.
Some YouTube videos are embedded within course.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/