A-G High School Labs

Location: Chico Creek Nature Center, Kristie’s Lab

The Chico Creek Nature Center offers A-G Science Wet Labs for high school students preparing to attend college.
The labs are only supplemental to the textbook requirements which students will be expected to complete outside of this course. The Chico Creek Nature Center is NOT an accredited school and cannot issue school credits directly. You must have an accredited school (charter school) give you credit for taking these courses. Please contact your school to ensure that they will give your student credit for these labs.  For more information on A-G requirements go to http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/  All A-G course material and manuals are purchased through Quality Science Labs and will be provided for student use as part of the program fee.


This course is broken into 4 sections. You must take all 4 sections to complete all necessary lab work for credit. Sections 1 and 2 are in Fall and 3 and 4 are in Spring to comply with requirements of spreading the lab work across the school year. Sections may be completed in any order.


In-class hours provide enough time for students to take snack/lunch and recess/free time breaks. Students should arrive with packed lunches and snacks.  If lab work is completed students may be offered projects and activities that are beyond the wet lab work and/or may be allowed to check out early with parent permission.
No Supply fee. Labs dates do not overlap so a student may take all labs congruently.

Biology Parts 1-4

Course # Day                    Dates               Time                 Age          Fee  

1220            M          9/11 & 10/2             11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1221          M          10/16 & 11/13             11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1222          M          1/8 & 2/5                   11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1223          M          2/26 & 3/26              11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150


Chemistry Parts 1-4

Course # Day                    Dates               Time                 Age          Fee

1224          F          9/8 & 9/29               11:00 AM-3:00 PM    14-18            $150

1225          F          10/20 & 11/17          11:00 AM-3:00 PM    14-18            $150

1226          F          12/15 & 1/26            11:00 AM-3:00 PM    14-18            $150

1227          F          2/23 & 3/23             11:00 AM-3:00 PM    14-18            $150


Earth Science Parts 1-4 

Course # Day                    Dates               Time                 Age          Fee

1228          F          9/15 & 10/6             11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1229          F          10/27 & 12/1           11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1230          F          1/12 & 2/2               11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150

1231          F          3/2 & 3/16               11:00 AM-3:00 PM    12-18            $150



Lab make-ups may take the place of any labs that were missed. These may also be used to get caught up if you didn’t start from the beginning of the school year. These are not complimentary and have an additional charge. After registering, you will be contacted to confirm which labs you need to make up. SCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED BY NEED.

Registration and Payment:

We are a vendor for CORE Butte, South Sutter, Sutter Peak, Inspire North. Simply request a Purchase Order from your ES (homeschool teacher). Once you have the PO you may register at the CARD.

Private Funds: We, also, accept cash, check and debit/credit card. Online registration opens mid August or come in to CARD.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

At the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, we are constantly striving to provide you with quality recreation programs.  We are confident that you will like these programs…so confident that we will ensure our promise to provide that high quality.  If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of our programs or instructors, we encourage you to contact us immediately so we can work to resolve your concern and improve the quality of our programs for all participants.  If you are not completely satisfied, contact us and we will arrange for you to do one of the following:

1.       Repeat the program at no charge.

2.       Receive full credit that can be applied to any other program.

3.       Receive a full refund.

Currently, this guarantee applies to all of our programs except Adult Leagues, Facility Rentals, Trips and Tours, and all grant/scholarship funded programs.  These programs have specific policies that apply.  Your complete satisfaction with these programs is equally valued, and we will work with you to resolve your concerns.

To receive a credit, repeat a program, or obtain a refund, please contact us in writing, by phone, by email, or in person.  Requests must be made within ten (10) business days after the last program meeting.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof of I.D. may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.

Cancellation Policy

In the event CARD needs to cancel a class or program due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or any other unforeseen circumstance, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.  We understand that unexpected circumstances may also arise resulting in a need for you to withdraw from a class or program.  If so, please notify us prior to the first day of the class, and you will receive a full refund.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of some of the programs, there are exceptions.  Please refer to the program for additional information and exceptions.  Requests for refunds or transfers made be made in person, by email or by phone.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof on identification may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.