General Science FAQs

What equipment or text will I need?

The Apologia General Sciencey course uses the text. Either edition is fine. Labs are optional, so you have maximum control over what ones you choose to do. That will allows families to accommodate tight budg...

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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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When should 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 recommended AYOP work flow?

How Do You Get To The Course Page? Log in and click on Dashboard in the navigation bar. Look for General Science in the course list. Click on the link for the course. Scroll down until you see the first mod...

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What About Labs?

Since students are geographically dispersed there isn't a way to get together for hands on labs under the official auspices of VHSG. However, the course gives lots of lab support for students. Each module that ...

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How are the grades weighted?

All of our science courses are graded courses. The exams will be 50% of the total course grade. Quizzes are the other 50%. Exams and quizzes are computer-scored so that the student gets immediate feedback and w...

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What grade level is General Science for?

Our General Science class is designed for 7th graders. If you think your student will be able to handle the workload at a younger age, they can enroll as well. If your student needs a science for high school cr...

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