Phone: 850-488-1783 EXT: 1921


Degrees and Certifications:

Career Summary: 17 years of educational experience • 3 years: Master Teacher for Florida State University Outreach Program • 14 years: Classroom Teacher • 5 years: Science Department Chair • 4 years: Beginning Teacher Mentor • 14 years: Tutoring Experience Degrees and Certifications: • Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology, FSU • Professional Teaching Certification: 2006 – 2025 o Biology 6 – 12 o Gifted Certification

Mr. Dignan

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Course Information

Class: Pre-IB Biology/Biology 1 Honors                     Grade: 9th & 10th

Building: 19             Room: 201

Course Description: Biology is an introduction to the study of living things and their interdependence with the environment. This course will emphasize the development of students' scientific process skills, laboratory techniques, and an understanding of the fundamental principles of living organisms. Students will explore biological science as a process to learn topics that cover cell structure and function, genetics and heredity, evolution and classification, diversity of living organisms and their ecological roles, and an introduction to animal structure and function. An End Of Course (EOC) exam will be administered in May. The EOC will cover all objectives for both semesters, and will count 30% of the student's overall grade.

Instructor Information

Phone #: 850-414-5500       EXT: 1921   Planning Period: 7th

Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

I prefer communication with parents via E-mail:

I prefer communication with students via Remind. 



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Remind code: please e-mail me to receive the code for your class, or locate it in the contact page of your canvas course.

Due to COVID-19 and the frequently changing environment, the course & syllabus are fluid and may change based on new information from Rickards and the school district.             


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Phone: 850-488-1783 EXT 411


Rickards High School Virtual Open House

Monday, September 20, 2021

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