Homeschool High School Biology

Voted #1 Creation-Based High School Homeschool Biology Course Over 12 Years in a Row

Homeschool High School Biology Curriculum

This high school biology course is designed to be your high school student’s first science course. As a college-prep high school biology course, it will set the stage for success in their homeschool years in high school, prepare them for college level courses, and give them an understanding of the basic biological world that surrounds them each day of their lives so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry. We believe that students’ educations should prepare them for life, not just an academic year.

Providing a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, our award-winning, homeschool, high school biology covers:

• A heavy emphasis on the vocabulary of biology so that students are properly prepared to have scientific discussions
• A strong background in the scientific method so that students are trained for laboratory sciences in other high school science courses, as well as university studies
Labs that cover experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissection
Introduction to classification, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, ecosystems, and much more

Homeschool Friendly – Comprehensive – College Preparatory

Our award-winning, creation-based science curriculum helps students investigate, discover, recognize, appreciate, discuss, and understand the wonders of Creation.

High school students are equipped for college studies with our academically rigorous curriculum because we aren’t just a textbook. Using a conversational tone, we present challenging science concepts and thought-provoking experiments in an easily navigated, personalized format to help students methodically learn, self-check, and master difficult concepts before moving on.

We keep science relevant. Additional online materials are available through a book extras portal so that students can see science in action.

Biology Basic Set

                   Homeschool Biology Curriculum

Basic Set (5% off full retail)

- Hardcover Textbook
• Award-winning, college preparatory, high school biology curriculum
• 38 labs including microscopy, dissection, field studies, and experiments
• Access to additional online materials

- Softcover Solutions and Test Manual
• Detailed explanations to textbook questions
• Detailed explanations to lab questions
• 16 module exams and detailed solutions
• Quarterly exams and detailed solutions


Advantage Set (10% off full retail)

- Hardcover Textbook
- Softcover Solutions and Test Manual
- Spiral Bound Student Notebook
• Detailed, yet flexible, day-to-day schedule
• Module organization and notetaking space
• Complete lab forms
• Final project pages for determining a project to investigate, designing and conducting an experiment to test a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, and determining and reporting a result.
• Rubrics for grading and a place to record all grades

Biology Advantage Set

Biology Super Set

Super Set (15% off full retail)

- Hardcover Textbook
- Softcover Solutions and Test Manual
- Spiral Bound Student Notebook
- Audio CD recording of the textbook for use with the textbook.
- Video Instruction DVD course
• Over 20 hours of video instruction covering each module concept
• Animated diagrams of difficult concepts
• On-location video (United States, Caribbean, and Iceland) of textbook concepts
• Every experiment demonstrated on video

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A Year of Apologia Homeschool High School Biology

Because our texts are written in a conversational tone, the textbook is the expert interacting with the student. There are no teacher manuals required.

A flexible daily schedule is provided in your student’s notebook so that they can independently work on their science assignments.

A typical week requires studying science about 1 hour a day for 5 days. During this time, students read an assigned portion of their textbook, stopping throughout each section to answer “On Your Own” questions to test their comprehension before moving forward. Students self-check their answers against the detailed answers provided at the end of each module.

Laboratory exercises are conducted throughout each module so that students have a hands-on lab component in their scientific study. These have been designed to easily work in the homeschool environment.

At the end of each of 16 modules which take about 2 weeks each to complete, there are Study Guides to help students review their materials before taking their exams. Detailed answers to these questions are provided in the Solutions Manual.

If a student is having difficulty with a module, optional module summaries are available to provide additional support towards a student’s retention and success.

Module exams and quarterly exams, as well as detailed answers, are provided in the Solutions Manual.

The Importance of a Student Notebook in a High School Science Curriculum

High school students take notes to increase retention of information, review for tests, and produce a record of their thoughts as they connect the ideas presented in the textbook with their own ideas.

Additionally, a student notebook helps students keep a carefully organized, detailed, and complete lab notebook, recording labs they conducted using proper scientific methodology.

The Importance of a Lab Component in a High School Science Curriculum

Colleges want to see a lab component on your student’s high school transcript. This isn’t optional, and Apologia’s award-winning homeschool high school biology course is designed to meet this requirement.

Throughout their academic school year, students will conduct controlled experiments where they observe a problem, ask a question, formulate a testable hypothesis, and then conduct the experiment and analyze the data to see if their results support their hypothesis. It involves quantitative data that require measurements. The lab portion of Apologia guides  a student through this process.

Additionally, students will conduct descriptive experiments to use their 5 senses to make qualitative observations and describe what they learn. This includes microscope work, field studies of organisms in their natural habitats, and dissections. Again, our homeschool curriculum was designed with your student’s success in mind, and we guide students through this process with detailed descriptions and photographs.


Additional Support

This comprehensive homeschool high school biology course was created to accommodate a wide range of student abilities. To ensure every student’s success, Apologia has created materials to meet every student’s learning style.

Auditory Learners: Sometimes students learn best when they can see and hear what they’re studying. Apologia Audio Books are the complete text of the course read aloud. Students can follow along with the audio while reading their textbooks

Visual Learners: Sometimes subject matter is easier to comprehend when the topic is animated and presented by a knowledgeable instructor. Apologia Video Instructional DVDs enhance the student’s education with more than 20 hours of instruction, including on-location video footage, PowerPoint lectures, animated diagrams of difficult concepts, and video presentations of all experiments

Social Learners: Some students learn best when they can interact with others in an online setting and ask questions of a live instructor. With Apologia Online Academy, students can interact in real time with both their classmates and a professional instructor in a structured virtual classroom. Also, we offer recordings of all our live classes on the Online Academy Video-On-Demand Channel

Apologia’s high school science courses help your students interactively participate in their educations by fostering their natural inquisitiveness. We recognize that to cultivate curiosity, we must partner with it. Throughout their high school years, your students will experience personal scientific encounters that turn facts into a meaningful and natural extension of what they already know about their world and their Creator. We thank you for considering Apologia science for your homeschool.