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WCA 2-Day Summer Lab Intensives
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2-Day Lab Intensives: Students will complete a full year of labs for Biology in two intense days. All lab supplies, lab manual, and two days of in-person instruction are included in the fee for the lab intensive. These lab intensives are high school-level labs, and are open to any student able to complete high school level work.

What is provided to students: Each student will receive a lab manual, apron, safety glasses, and all the supplies and specimens needed for the labs.

In addition, students will be given access to our online classroom for additional lab and class resources. They will remain a part of this virtual classroom for up to 6 months after the intensive, and are able to submit a formal lab for review at any time during that period. 

At the end of the intensive, students will have a full lab manual to show for their hard work and will have earned a full year of lab credit. 

2023 Dates: 

BIOLOGY - TUES & THURS, August 1st & 3rd


Times: 9am - 2pm

Location: Williamsburg Church of Christ, 227 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for these intensives however it is best to be taken during, or after completing some Biology material. 

Cost of each intensive: $275 per student; students must bring their own snacks, lunch and drinks.  Please remember we are a NUT FREE campus - no nuts or nut products, please.

Cost Using the 2-Payment Plan: Using our 2-Payment Plan allows you to reserve your seat using 2 affordable installments. First payment, $150 deposit, is due within 24 hours of completing the registration.  Second payment, $125, will be due on or before July 15th.

Lab Sessions:​

1) Biology Lab: 


BIOLOGY - TUES & THURS, August 1st & 3rd

Our Biology lab intensives will be taught by Janet Meck. Mrs. Meck is a science enthusiast and works hard to help every student enjoy whatever science class they are in.  She earned her Bachelor of Science from Christopher Newport University and enjoys homeschooling and teaching because she considers herself a life long learner.  Mrs. Meck has taught the following classes at WCA - Elementary and Middle School Mad Scientist classes; Elementary and Middle School STEM classes; Elementary Exploring Science Series classes; Middle School Earth and Space, Biology Chemistry and Physics classes; and High School Earth and Space, Biology, Marine Biology, Astronomy and Forensic Science classes.  

Included in this lab intensive -

  • Overview of the Scientific Method, lab equipment, and lab safety.

  • Writing a lab report and keeping a lab manual. 

  • Osmosis and Diffusion

  • Cells

  • Dissections

  • DNA Extraction

  • Microscopic Organisms

  • Bacteria

  • and MUCH more!

2) Chemistry & AP Chemistry Labs: CLOSED


This class will be taught by our resident industrial hygienist and engineer, Mrs. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson has worked as an environmental consultant specializing in hazardous material and hazardous waste management for over 15years before coming to teach at WCA. 

Here's what is covered in this intensive:

  • Introduction to Scientific Thinking 

  • Lab Equipment identification and general lab safety

  • Producing a college-quality lab report

  • Separation of mixtures

  • Titration

  • Density

  • Temperature, Solubility, and Bonding

  • Kinetics

  • Colligative Properties

  • Redox Reactions

  • Solubility Rules

  • Atomic Structure and Chemical Measurement

  • Specific Heat

  • Equilibrium 

  • Students will learn how to prepare and critique college-quality lab reports

  • Students will record their experiment data, graphs, etc. in their lab manual 

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​The lab will take place at our main campus, Williamsburg Church of Christ.

Need a list of lodging? We are nearest The College of William and Mary. Accommodation List

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