High School Biology (Life/CP/AP)

February 19, 2020
The EYH has posted for enrollment.  Please read below:
Hello Everyone,

It’s that time again!  Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a non-profit annual conference aimed to interest girls, in grades 6th - 10th, in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM).  Over the past decade, the San Diego chapter of EYH has introduced thousands of young girls to exciting STEM careers. Our conference offers hands-on workshops and activities organized by some of San Diego’s best and brightest professionals in STEM industries. 

To excite and prepare students for college life, it is hosted at the University of San Diego (USD). Our ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges.  Parents are also encouraged to attend their own workshops that focus on college applications, financial aid, etc. 

Student registration is now open! Please visit: www.EYHSanDiego.org

Fee waivers are available for those who request them during the application process.  Flyers are available for download on our website as well.

This year’s conference is on Saturday, March 14, 2020, hosted at the University of San Diego.   

We would love to see your school in attendance!

Thank you,

Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego

Petco Park March 7, 2020:

In order to get extra credit you must do ALL of the following:
1.  Take pictures of yourself there.  One of the pictures needs to be by the Science Expo 2020 sign.
2.  Get your map stamped completely.  Pick one up at the information booth.  You walk to each activity, participate and they will stamp your map.  This will take about 3 hours.  Arrive around 10 am.
3.  Bring in some of the free stuff that you picked up and what you made.  Talk about your day.

Yay!  Have a great time.  It really is fun!!!!

I will be posting other opportunities soon. 

EXTRA CREDIT Registration is open now

Hello!  Another opportunity for extra credit.  

This is for girls through 10th grade.
In order to get extra credit you must do ALL of the following:
1.  Register and attend all day
2.  Come back with pictures of you and your friends engaged in activities
3.  Come back with items that you made and share your day with the class.

Welcome back Lions!  
Get ready for an exciting year of learning and personal growth!
This front page is for general information.  If you look to the left please click on the appropriate class to find your homework and or special announcements.
Below you will find your syllabus and AP letter.

For Life Science and CP Science
Your grade will be calculated as follows:
Final 20%
Homework/Classwork 15%
Labs 15%
Tests/Projects 50%

For AP Bio
Your grade will be calculated as follows:
Final 20%
Homework/Classwork 10%
Labs 25%
Tests/Projects 45%

Parents and Students,

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses.

Liberty Charter High School requires all students take the AP exam(s) for the AP class(es) they take.. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school AP class, saving a significant amount of college tuition.

Over the last few years the College Board has conducted pilot programs in search of ways to improve student performance on all AP exams. Starting this school year, the College Board has made the following changes. Students are now required to order exams no later than November 15, 2019. The preferred ordering date is October 4, 2019. The College Board’s pilot programs have demonstrated that when students commit to the exam early in the school year, they perform better on the exam in May. The College Board has also created new online resources to help students better prepare for the exams during the school year. All LCHS AP teachers have access to these resources and will be using them to prepare students for success on the AP exams.

This year each AP exam costs $85.00 for students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch. The cost for each AP exam will be $40.00 for those who do qualify for free and reduced lunch.  For the 2020 AP exams, the College Board is requiring all students to order their exams no later than November 15th, 2019. Students who decide to drop the class after November 15th, who do not continue to second semester, or for some other reason are responsible for an unused exam after November 15th, 2019 will be required to pay a $40.00 unused exam fee that the College Board will be charging the school. Consequently, we will be collecting exam fees and placing our order by October 4, 2019. If after a student orders and pays for an exam, he/she decides to drop the class or for some other reason is responsible for an unused exam after November 15, 2019, LCHS will retain the $40 late fee and refund the student the difference between the exam fee they paid the school and the $40 late fee mandated by the College Board. Changes in orders between October 4 and November 15, 2019 incur no financial penalty.

We encourage students to talk with their parents and discuss the level of commitment required to not only take an AP course but the financial investment involved in this decision.  

Students have until September 13, 2019 to decide if they want to remain enrolled in an AP class. After that date, they must remain in the AP class for at least the duration of the first semester. If any student earns less than a 70% in an AP class at the end of the first semester, they will be dropped from the AP class and placed in a College Prep equivalent course. The student will be charged the $40 unused exam fee and the difference between what they paid and this fee will be returned to them. If a student decides to drop an AP class at the end of the first semester, they too will be charged the $40 unused exam fee and the difference between what they paid and this fee will be returned to them.

AP courses are college level courses and demand considerable time and effort. LCHS expects every student who passes an AP class with a C or above to pass their AP exam. Taking an AP course is a serious commitment. However, we do encourage all students who think they can handle the challenging coursework of an AP class and who are willing to put in the time and effort required to pass to take AP courses in which they have interest.


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Kathy Paul,
Aug 16, 2019, 12:54 PM
Kathy Paul,
Aug 14, 2019, 3:13 PM