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Learning Recommendations:

  • Highly recommend completion of SCI200 - Biology or SCI300 - Chemistry with a grade of B or better.
  • Ability to read content and volume of reading geared to a college-level course.

General Description:  This is a year-long laboratory course focusing on anatomy and physiology. The course is designed for students with high ability and interest. 

This course meets the description of a lab-based science course for college entrance requirements as outlined by the Washington Student Achievement Council.


  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Tissue types
  • Microbiology
  • Major organ systems with emphasis on the human body
  • Human diseases, both pathogenic and heritable              

Strategies:  Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Lecture
  • Reading and textbook activities
  • Model building of anatomical structures
  • Dissections of both isolated organs, including cow eyes and sheep brains, and the fetal pig to represent a whole organism
  • Simulations of physiologic processes

Homework:  Outside work is required for independent research, completion of projects, and regular homework assignments given once a week.

Course Fee / Materials:  $25 fee. goggles   

College in High School:  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who have also completed SCI200 - Biology (with a B or higher) will have the option to earn 6 university credits for BIO108 at Bellevue College through the College in the HIgh School program. Sign-ups will be in September-October. The fee for the college credits is approximately $150.00 (class fee plus registration fee) paid at the time of registration.