Online Advanced USABO Training Camp: Part 2
This program consists of 14 weeks of intensive training to prepare students for the USABO exams.
The USA Biology Olympiad is the premier biology competition in the USA. The competition begins in February with the Open Exam, which is open to every high school student. The top 600 students, based on the scores on the Open Exam, are invited to the Semifinals, and the top 20 students from the Semifinals are invited to the Finals. If a student makes the USABO Semifinals or the Finals, then he or she has a legitimate claim to be one of the top 600 or top 20 biology students in America, respectively.
The goal of the Biolympiads Training Program is to prepare highly motivated students to compete in the USA Biology Olympiad and other biology contests. The students will follow an intensive curriculum prepared by experienced biology olympiad coaches.
- Duration: 14 weeks
- Schedule: 2 hrs on Saturdays and 2 hrs on Sundays (4 hrs per week)
- Class time: 12-2pm EST via Zoom
- Course cost: $1400
- Group size: 5-10 students
- Course start day: 2 January 2021
The Biolympiads Intensive Training program focuses on preparing participants for the 2021 USA Biology Olympiad (Biolympiad) Competition to be held in early February 2021. Over the course of 12 weeks, it will cover the most important topics which come up in the USABO exams. The breakdown of topics is:
- Human physiology & Anatomy (50%)
- Zoology (20%)
- Ecology & Ethology (20%)
- Biosystematics (10%)
Note that this course will NOT cover Biochemistry, Cell biology, Plant anatomy and physiology, Genetics and Evolution. These topics will be covered in another training course called “Advanced USABO preparation course – Part I”. You can read about it here.
The access to resources of the Advanced USABO training course includes:
- Handouts for each module mentioned above
- Lecture presentations
- Weekly quizzes
- Lecture recordings
The course curriculum is below: