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Science

Science Course Descriptions
Biology

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: None

The duration of the course is two semesters. Biology is a laboratory science course that covers the study of living things. The course emphasizes fundamental concepts of chemistry, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Students will incorporate technology, including visual presentation devices and virtual lab software. Animal dissection is required.

Honors Biology

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Academic proficiency

The duration of the course is two semesters and is considered preparatory for college. Biology is a laboratory science course that covers the study of living things. The course emphasizes fundamental concepts of chemistry, cellular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Students will incorporate technology, including visual presentation devices and virtual lab software. Additional learning will include scientific writing skills and examination of current biological issues. Animal dissection is required.

Chemistry I

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Biology I

The duration of this course is two semesters. This course is designed to teach atomic structure, processes, types of reactions and the dynamics of chemical reactions. This laboratory science skill course will reinforce the concepts learned in mathematics, science, and lectures.

Honors Chemistry I

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Biology I, academic proficiency

The duration of this course is two semesters. This course is designed to teach atomic structure, processes, types of reactions and the dynamics of chemical reactions. This laboratory science skill course will reinforce the concepts learned in mathematics, science, and lectures. The depth, scope, and rigor of this class will be more than the Chemistry I class.

Anatomy and Physiology

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Biology I and Chemistry I

The duration of this course is two semesters. Anatomy and Physiology is a laboratory science course that provides for an understanding of structural and functional aspects of the human body from molecules to organ systems. Emphasis is given to the relationship and balance between body systems. Students will incorporate technology, including visual presentation devices and virtual lab software. Animal dissection is required.

Physics

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Algebra II and Chemistry I

The duration of this course is two semesters. This course is designed to teach problem-solving techniques, which involve motion and force. Laboratory skills will enhance the understanding of motion and force that will be taught in this course.

Earth Science

Credit: 1
Pre-requisite: Academic Proficiency
Grades: 11-12

The duration of this course is two semesters. Earth Science is a laboratory science course that places emphasis on Earth’s composition, current and historical geological processes, weather and atmosphere, our oceans, and astronomy. Students will gain skills to interpret maps and analyze weather, as well as explore concepts such as tectonic movement and Big Bang theory. Students will also incorporate technology, including visual presentation devices and lab software.