Biology Course FAQs

What is the Recommended ayop work flow?

Now locate Biology in your course list. Click the course name to go into the course page. Scroll down a bit to see the module block that you are currently working on. Now it is time to learn the lesson. If ...

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How long is a live biology class session and what is done in them?

Biology meets three times per week. There are four session time options on each of those days. Students are not locked in to any one session time. They are free to attend one time on one day and come to a diffe...

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What equipment or text will I need?

The Apologia General Biology course uses the text. Either edition is fine. Labs are optional, so you have maximum control over what ones you choose to do. They also do not have due dates. That will allows fami...

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What about labs?

High school biology is traditionally seen as a lab science course. Since students are geographically dispersed there isn't a way to get together for hands on labs under the official auspices of VHSG. However, t...

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Do You Have Any Live or Recorded Orientations?

Each year we run live online classroom orientations in August and early September. For those of you that miss the live session(s) we will post a recording at the top of the course page for you once the session ...

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When do I read the text?

For the science courses, this is totally up to the student and family. Some students find they do best when they read the text first before a lesson. Others like to use the text to study while preparing for the...

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What is the difference between the AYOP and Live class?

The differences are highlighted in the choices of the name: at your own pace (ayop) or live. The live class option is an option where students log in at a set time. The students and the instructor are there to...

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What if I miss a class?

The recorded lessons are available by clicking on the module graphic at the top of the module you need to watch the recorded lesson from ... That will open up a page with the course resources that are not gr...

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Who do I contact if I want help or to give feedback on a lesson

We have a team of volunteer course developers and tutors here to help. The team can set to work to improve the lesson, send help directly in an e-mail reply, or help you learn how to come in for open office hou...

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Can I reserve a live class spot for a specific start date?

There is no need to reserve a spot. The course is rolling admissions for all modules except for module 5 through8. No new students will be allowed to jump in for that short stretch. Those modules build one upon...

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