Science

Physical Science #3202

Grades 9 - 12 Credit 1

Students study scientific processes as they relate to the physical world. Topics include matter and energy relationships, the structure and properties of matter, and measurement. Lab experiences and mathematical calculations are included. Students must have a calculator. 

Biology 1 #3210

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Physical Science.

Biology 1 focuses on the organizational levels of all living things. The study includes the chemical makeup of life, the cell, tissues and organ systems, genetics, photosynthesis and respiration, diversity, and biological interactions. Lab work is an integral part of this class. All students must pass a standardized test in order to receive a high school diploma.

Biology 1 (Technical) #3258

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Physical Science.

The # 3258 course presents biology concepts in the context of major life issues-work, home, society and the environment. All students must pass a standardized test in order to receive a high school diploma.  

Honors Biology 1 #3210-1

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Must have a "C" or higher in Physical Science.

This class focuses on the same topics as the Biology 1 course; however, this class requires more reading, writing, and analytical thinking skills. All students must have a standardized test in order to receive a high school diploma.

AP/Honors Biology 2 #3216

Grades 9-12 Credit: 2

Prerequisite: Biology 1, Chemistry 1.

This class is equivalent in breadth and depth to a first year college biology class, requiring more reading, writing, and analytical thinking skills. Upon completion of the Advanced Placement (AP) course, students will be required to pass the AP exam in order to receive a college credit. Lab work is an extensive part of the course, and there will be work required outside of class. 

Principles of Technology 1

Grades 9-12 Credit: 1

This course is designed to be booth academically rigorous and practical for students planning professional or technical careers. It includes 7 units of instruction. Each unit deals with one principle as it applies to the four energy systems-mechanical, fluid, thermal and electrical that make up both simple and complex technological devices and equipment. PT 1 is awarded a laboratory science credit.

Principles of Technology 2 #3256

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Principles of Technology 1

This course is a continuation of PT 1 and is designed to be both academically rigorous and practical for students planning professional or technical careers. It includes 7 additional units of instruction dealing with one principle as it applies to the four energy systems-mechanical, fluid, thermal and electrical-that make up both simple and complex technological devices and equipment. PT 2 receives a physics credit toward high school graduation End of course test is mandatory for the class of 2013.   

Chemistry 1

Grades 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisites: Biology 1 Algebra I or enrolled

Materials Fee: $10

This course covers chemical principles including atomic structure, matter and energy, bonding, mole, compound and molecular formation, gas laws, acids and bases, and basic math involved. End of course test is mandatory for the class of 2013.

Honors Chemistry 1 #3221-2

Grades JO-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisites- Biology I (preferably Honors Biology) Algebra I or enrolled

Materials Fee: $10

This is a course for students who plan to major in the sciences, mathematics, medicine, or engineering while in college. Honors Chemistry is strong in math and laboratory work.