This Credit Recovery course
• is aligned to the goals of the FLDOE course description
• may not replace a student's grade (check with your counselor for guidelines)
• is not NCAA approved (not recommended for student athletes)
Students are required to
• have previously failed the particular course to be eligible
• make at least 10% progress in the course each week
• complete the course in no more than 10 weeks
• attend weekly mandatory live Elluminate sessions
Students will be withdrawn from their course if they fail to meet all of the above requirements.
This biology course guides students through the study of living and nonliving systems and of how those systems interact with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. Students are introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands-on lab activities and develop relationships through collaborative learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.
Florida public school students are required to take the Florida End of Course (EOC) exam. The EOC replaces the FCAT science test. Local school districts will be administering the EOC for all students within their school zones. FLVS does not offer the EOC. Students should contact their guidance counselor or school testing administrator for further information.
|Course Assessment and|
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, labs, discussion-based assessments, live sessions and exams. Instructors evaluate progress and provide interventions through the variety of assessments built into a course, as well as through contact with the student in other venues.