About Science for High School
Does the thought of teaching the high school sciences scare the daylights out of you? I know plenty of parents that feel that way. That’s the reason I wrote these curriculums designed for the homeschooling family. They are designed to be academically challenging for the student and parent-friendly for YOU! Each week has a lab and a quiz, with detailed answers available in the teacher’s book! What could be easier?
My name is Bridget Ardoin and have been a homeschooling mother to my five children for the last 12+ years. Prior to that, I graduated with a degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since then I have taught high school sciences in both private schools as well as in tutorial settings. I began helping parents to teach biology to their own children in their own homes in the 1990’s. This curriculum, first printed in 1993 under the name “What, Me Teach High School Biology“, is the accumulation of those years. There have been several revisions over the years, but the general concept has been the same: a quality high school science curriculum with a user friendly approach for the teacher.
As the rave reviews for the biology curriculum continued to come, the requests for other quality high school science curriculums also came. Seeing that there was a demand for an academically challenging alternative to the traditional text book curriculum, I then put together my chemistry and physical science curriculums. Each is made with you, the busy homeschooling parent and your maturing high school student in mind.
Take a minute and read the reviews at the bottom of this page, then use the menu on the left to get a closer look at each curriculum to see which would be most appropriate for your family. If you have questions that are not included in the Frequently Asked Questions Page, please feel free to Contact me and I will try and respond promptly!
[Regarding the High School Chemistry in Your Home program] This is truly an incredible curriculum that is presented in a concise and clear manner. The student is actively involved in learning, utilizing visual learning through independent research, audio learning through discussions with other students or the teacher, and kinesthetic learning through hands-on activities. [Kris Price, Assistant to the Publishers, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine ]
I sincerely believe that if you are ready for a biology curriculum, and want one that is comprehensive, fun, and engaging, this is the curriculum to use. Further, if the whole thought of biology makes you squeamish and you’re thinking that this area of study is one that might have to be skipped, check into this curriculum. You’ll not be disappointed and, more importantly, I believe your child will have a great time learning biology.[Dr. Heather Allen, TOS Senior Analyst, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine ]
These manuals allow you to go as deep as you want! This was the highlight of our academic year![Elizabeth Bischollf North Myrtle Beach, SC ]
Hi Bridget:[Bobbi ]
We’re having a blast with the Biology – we’re on week three this week – froggy here we come! Thank you for such a fun program – it’s a lifesaver to illiterate science parents like me! ha ha
I have learned so much more with the manuals. I remember and understand so much, because I had to find the information.[Katie ]
My son has learned so much more because he had to pursue and find the answers, rather than reading a dry, boring textbook. I also liked the way the biology material starts with the study of life.[Linda Stancil, Old Fort, NC ]
I really looked with dread upon the task of teaching my daughter biology. Ms. Ardoin’s course makes it organized and complete! The teacher’s manual was a BIG help because all the questions were specifically answered. My daughter learned SO MUCH and was thrilled with her IOWA test that year because she knew ALL the science![Lynn Hogan, High Point, NC ]