Previously you should have received a letter informing you that your son or daughter is required to take the Biology End of Course (EOC) assessment as part of the Washington State graduation requirements. This letter indicated that since your student is not currently enrolled in a Biology class, Thomas Jefferson will provide additional support to help provide the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. As previously mentioned, approximately sixty percent of the EOC assesses general science concepts of scientific investigations, measurements, systems, scientific method, and inquiry that are covered in all of the science classes taught at TJ. To address the biology specific content, the science classes in which sophomores are enrolled will begin integrating biology concepts into the curriculum.
Biology content will be introduced in class at the beginning of the week and a brief review session will be conducted in class on that Friday.