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NYOS Biology Home Page

Welcome to the Official NYOS Biology Website -- glad you could make it!
My name is Cory Huff.  I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky.  I became the "Biology Department" at NYOS Charter School in 2009, and have been loving every minute of it, ever since!
Biology Tutorials > Mr. Huff >  [Monday 7:45] and [Thursday 4:05]
** STUDENTS ** -- all class-related correspondence should be sent to
Course Description: Biology is the study of life. It is the scientific extension of the human tendency to feel connected to, and curious about, all the forms of life that surround us today, and also in the past and future.
The study of Biology is fundamentally based upon the laws of chemistry, and this course will cover not only the organisms and natural systems of Earth, but also the inner workings and chemistry of the cell and biological molecules. The major topics covered will include basic scientific methods and procedures, cell theory, microorganisms, cell processes, genetics, biological evolution by natural selection, taxonomy, and biological systems on every scale (not necessarily in that order).

CLASS MATERIALS: Be sure that you have each of these supplies with you, each class period.
 Pencils (wood or mechanical, #2 lead) or pens (blue or black ink)
 Spiral notebook w/ perforated sheets (only for biology)
 2-pocket folder (only for biology)
 3-ring binder (one subject, or multiple – student preference)
Additionally, each student should bring in, for classroom usage:
 1 package dry-erase markers (any color)
 1 package index cards (any color, 3x5 or 4x6)
 1 box nitrile / vinyl examination gloves
 Facial tissues (1 box)
 Paper towels (1 roll, white preferred – no ink)

$25.00 NYOS Lab Fee

pay securely online at NYOS Science Lab Fees -- Mr. Huff                  

or cash / personal checks made payable to NYOS Science Dept. – due by Aug. 9


Assignment Grading Policy:   Assignment deadlines are set into place to ensure students remain on pace with the class with concepts and information. These may be individually flexible, with direct communication between teacher and student, prior to a deadline.
• Assignments turned in on the due date may earn up to 100% credit, depending on work quality.
• Assignments not turned in on the due date enter a 3-day “grace period,” during which students can earn up to 70% for the assignment, depending on work quality.
Beyond three days past the original due date, students may make arrangements through direct communication with the teacher to earn partial credit, depending on work quality.
• Assignments not turned in at all will earn zero credit towards the gradebook.