Honors Chemistry (NCAA Approved )
- Grade 7+
Take a closer look at the world around you by studying matter and the changes it undergoes as you prepare for AP® Chemistry in this challenging course. Topics include atoms, molecules, ions, stoichiometry, the properties of solutions, acids and bases, and organic chemistry, among others. You’ll use scientific inquiry to develop an understanding of complex chemical concepts through at-home lab activities, the textbook, interactive videos, problem-solving, discussion forums, and online applications.
This course has monthly synchronous class meetings, and your knowledge will be assessed through homework, practice problems, laboratory reports, simulations, and exams. You can schedule one-on-one virtual meetings directly with your instructor to review tougher lessons.
Meeting times: After the course begins, class meeting times will be set to match the availability and preferences of enrolled students.
Time Commitment: 4-8 hours per week (1 hour optional meeting, 4-7 hours independent work).
Register for an Online course by selecting an open class below. If no open classes are listed, then course enrollment is currently closed. Note: You will need to have an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.
For LIVE summer courses offered in June, please note the first virtual class meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20. All other LIVE class meetings will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
For Session-Based classes with synchronous meetings, your instructor will communicate with you to schedule the first class meeting.
Testing and Prerequisites
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Course PrerequisitesHonors Chemistry (NCAA Approved ) requires:
Successful completion of Algebra I
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available
We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Please acquire all course materials by the course start date, unless noted as perishable. Items marked as “perishable” should not be acquired until the student needs them in the course. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Title: Chemistry, 10th edition*
Author: Steven S. Zumdahl and Susan A. Zumdahl
*Note: E-book is accessible inside the online classroom. No purchase is necessary unless you prefer a hard copy of the book for reference.
- Lab Kit: MicroChem Kit for Online Schools
- A proctor
Earning School Credit
Recommended school credit: One academic yearLearn More
This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
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