Earn a full year's academic credit in one summer! This course is designed for highly motivated high school students who wish to accelerate through the science curriculum in order to take on more advanced coursework. It emphasizes molecular topics such as biochemistry, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering, and gene regulation. We will also study diversity among the five kingdoms. Forty percent of class time will be spent in the laboratory performing experiments that complement lecture material. This academic credit course is designed for students who are strong in science and have completed the prerequisites. Students must have completed a year of high school chemistry in good standing. A copy of the student's most recent transcript will be requested upon enrollment. Academic Credit Course Absence Policy No more than 3 days at the beginning of the course (missed) No more than 4 days total All missed work must be made up outside of class Planned absences (vacations, family commitments) must be approved by the instructor and Director of Summer Programs before starting the class.