Physical Science serves as the basis for the study of the advanced sciences of Chemistry and Physics. The student studies the concepts of matter, energy, motion, work, physical laws, the periodic table, chemical bonding, and chemical equations.
Biology gives the student a fundamental understanding of the living world. Emphasis is placed on cell structure and function, genetics, evolutionary relationship, microbiology, plant biology, invertebrate and vertebrate anatomy and physiology, and the systems of the human body.
This course is offered as an alternative to upper level science classes. It is not recommended for the student planning to pursue a career requiring science courses at a college level. The course will give an overview of many topics such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, meteorology, nutrition, and physics, with an emphasis on practical everyday applications. The course is enhanced by hands-on activities.
This course is designed to prepare the college-bound student for college level chemistry. It is based on a strong theoretical and experimental background of the subject matter. Emphasis is placed on classification of matter, atomic theory, periodic table, chemical equations, and the mathematics of chemical reactions, gas laws, chemical equilibrium, and acid/base chemistry. Prerequisite: Biology and currently enrolled in/or completion of Algebra 2.
Human Anatomy and Physiology studies tissue structure and function, and extensive structure and function of most body systems with corresponding laboratory work. Prerequisite: B or better in Biology.
This course strikes a realistic balance between theory and practical applications. It prepares the college bound student for entry into more advanced science courses. Emphasis is placed on hands-on engineering, the laws of motion, energy, behavior of fluids, sound, and electricity. Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra 2.
The purpose of this course is to give students a strong background in biological science. This course is intended for college bound juniors and seniors who are planning on pursuing a course of study in the medical sciences or other biological and related fields. This course includes an emphasis on the cell/molecular biology, genetics, and evolution, and a brief review of anatomy and ecology This course is strongly geared towards students who will be taking the national AP Biology exam in May. Students who do not take the national exam will be required to take a final test in May. It is strongly urged that students take Anatomy as a pre-requisite, or while they are also taking this course. Prerequisite: 1 year of Biology, 1 year of Chemistry and instructor approval.