• Ms. Thorson's Classroom Website 

    I am excited to be starting my fifth year at Andover and my twelfth year teaching high school science. My first teaching job was in Brainerd, MN, where I graduated from high school. I taught biology and physical science at Brainerd High School for two years. From there I moved to Sauk Rapids and taught biology and human biology at Foley High School for five years. My passion is biology so I am excited to be teaching biology and AP biology this year here at Andover High School.
    I was born and raised in Brainerd, MN. I attended Bemidji State University where I earned my degree in science education with a specialty in life science. I graduated with my masters in education from Saint Mary's University. I am a life-long learner and love to explore the world of science!
    Currently, I live in Oak Grove with my husband, our two year old son, and our two yellow labs. I love being outside doing things like hiking, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, fishing, and rollerblading. I also love practicing yoga, reading, curling (I got into that up in Bemidji) playing games, and watching movies. 

    Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!
    Google Classroom: Students will receive a google classroom code at the start of the trimester. Notes, a calendar with due dates, resources, reminders, and some assignments can be found there.
    Biology A Class Syllabus
    Biology Book: Biggs, Hagins, Holliday, Kapicka, Lundgren, MacKenzie, Rogers, Sewer, Zike (2009). McGraw Hill Biology
    AP Biology:
    AP Biology Class Syllabus
    AP Biology Book: Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, Reece (2018). Campbell Biology Eleventh Edition
    Supplamental Website: Mastering Biology

    Trisha Thorson

    Trisha Thorson
    11th Grade AP Biology
    11th Grade Biology
    9th Grade Physical Science
    Please visit google classroom for our agenda, notes, and help videos.

  • Teaching Schedule

       Trimester One  Trimester Two  Trimester Three
     Period 1  Prep   Prep  Biology B
     Period 2  Physical Science A  Biology B  Prep
     Period 3  AP Biology A  AP Biology B  AP Biology C
     Period 4 AP Biology A  AP Biology B  AP Biology C
     Period 5  Physical Science A  Physical Science A  Biology B