In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers the nature of science, the classification, structure, and changes in matter, atomic theory, significant figures, units, the periodic table, chemical bonding, formulas, reactions, balanced equations, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. This course will prepare students to excel in college Chemistry.

(Approximately 1 hour per day of homework)
If the student completes the assigned work to the parent's satisfaction, this course should be recorded as Chemistry with Lab credit. For lab credit with online courses, students must complete full lab write ups for the experiments, as specified on the syllabus.

Required Textbooks:
(Textbooks and test manuals are sold separately)
Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 3rd Edition Textbook (ISBN: 9781940110257)
Solutions and Test Manual (ISBN: 9781940110264)


Sample Course
Combined Course


32 weeks - 11th grade