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Science & Lab Classes for 2020-2021

Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover Fall Semester 2020 and Spring Semester 2021.

  • Science classes for Kindergarten through 7th grade meet for 50 minutes weekly.

  • High School Lab science classes for 8th through 12th grade meet for 1 hour & 50 minutes at a time. Chemistry and Environmental Science meet every other week.

If we are unable to hold orientation August 10th and our in-person start date is pushed back, these classes will be held online on the days and times they are scheduled until our 1st day of in-person classes. No class or supply fee refunds will be issued as we will be paying tutors and purchasing supplies. (Supplies needed while doing online classes will be organized by tutors and available for pickup at the director’s house.)

Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments: For core subject classes including Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language the minimum amount of homework/extension work/project homework assigned on our interactive course forums is as follows:

  • K through 3rd Grade: 1 - 2 hours per week
  • 4th though 7th Grade: 2 - 3 hours per week
  • 8th through 12th Grade: 3 - 4 hours per week

Biology: 4th - 7th Grade

This course will build a strong foundation of the fundamentals of biology.  Students will learn and practice the methods used by biologists to establish the scientific facts and theories that form the basis of those fundamentals.  Labs are paired with weekly written material; that way students can see how the results of experiments have led to a better understanding of how the living world works.  Students will learn the parts of a microscope, how to use them, and how take care of them so they can be used extensively throughout many labs.

Curriculum:  This course includes an intense and thorough study of: cells, Genetics, Plant Anatomy & Production, Human Anatomy (including, but not limited to the Nervous, Digestive, Circulatory, Skeletal, and Reproductive Systems). The study of Ecology and Scientific Classifications will close the second semester.  

Pre-Requisites: Ability to read and write with confidence.

Class Fee: $200

Supply Fee: $50

High School Chemistry: 8th – 12th Grade

This course involves rigorous research, practice, and labs to build a strong understanding of matter that makes up living things and their environment. This course will also cover the changes of matter and the mechanisms by which change occurs, along with chemical reactions
and solutions.

Curriculum: Semester I will focus on Matter, Measurements, the Periodic Table, Atoms and Molecules. Semester II focus is Chemical Equations, Energy, Heat, Acids, Bases, and Reactions. Chemistry is challenging because it is abstract and involves a lot of math.

PLEASE NOTE: High School Chemistry meets from 9:30 to 11:20 AM on ODD weeks ONLY (every other week we meet).

Week 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 in fall semester. Week 15,17,19,21,23,25,27 in spring semester.

Pre-Requisites: Ability to read, write and do research at the library and/or on the web. Students must also have strong math skills, grasp algebraic principles, and think in the abstract.

Class Fee: $200

Supply Fee: $50

Environmental Science: 8th – 12th Grade

Environmental Science is the study of how living and non living components are connected and how humans effect or are effected by those connections. This course will examine those connections to gain a basic understanding of how nature works, how humans interact with the environment, and how humans can live more sustainably.

Textbook: Environmental Science: Principles, Connections, and Solutions by G. Tyler Miller (Don’t purchase until after first class)

PLEASE NOTE: Environmental Science meets from 9:30 to 11:20 AM on EVEN weeks ONLY (every other week we meet).

Week 2,4,6,8,10,12 & 14 in fall semester. Week 16,18, 20, 22, 24, 26 & 28 in spring semester.

Pre-Requisites: Ability to read, write and research at the library and/or on the web.

Class Fee: $200

Supply Fee: $20