Course: Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) (Physical Science) 3001
Grade Level: 9
Course Description: This course is a pre-requisite for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It offers the student exploratory experiences in the fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics. The course expands and refines the student's understanding of the phenomena that occur in the physical world, especially in the areas of energy, matter, motion, light, sound, electricity and magnetism.
Course: Biology I (BIO) 3005
Grade Level: 10
Course Description: Biology I is designed to give students an understanding of how plants and animals relate to their environment.
Course: Honors Biology II (AP BIO) (Dual Credit) 3020, 3021
Pre-requisite: Biology I and Chemistry or concurrent enrollment
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: This course is a dual credit course and offers students advanced level experiences in the concepts of biology. Laboratory activities are presented as a combination of inquiry and confirmatory exercises. Advanced level laboratory techniques are developed to further the student's ability to pursue a biological science related career. This course meets the 1406 and 1407 Biology requirements at the college level. Student receives 8 credits.
Course: Honors Anatomy & Physiology (ANAT&PHY) (Dual Credit) 3025, 3026
Pre-requisite: Honors Biology II 1406
Dual Credit Grade Level: 11-12
Course Description: This course is a dual credit course and offers students advanced level science experiences. It includes the principles of human anatomy and the fundamental study of the chemical interrelationships of human systems. Laboratory includes anatomical models and displays, audio-visual materials, microscopy, and specimen dissecting in the lab. Digestion, respiration, excretion, muscular activities, reproduction and metabolism are included. This course meets the 2401 and 2402 Biology requirements at the college level. Student receives 8 credits.
Course: Chemistry (CHEM) 3010
Grade Level: 10-12
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to expand and refine the student's conceptual understanding of the structure, composition and behavior of matter. This course is designed to assist the student accurately observing chemical phenomena, tabulating, analyzing and displaying data, reading and interpreting graphic information, applying relevant chemical principles in explaining observed phenomena, and demonstrating a mathematical understanding of various laws.
Course: Honors Physics (PHYSICS) 3015
Pre-requisite: Biology I and Chemistry, Biology II or concurrent enrollment
Grade Level: 11-12
Couse Description: Physics is the study of matter and energy and their interactions. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts in the areas of mechanics, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and nuclear phenomena. Students acquire information using the senses and instrumentation. Observations of the laws of force and motion, the nature of light, wave phenomena, properties of electricity and magnetism are integral components of the course. Student investigations emphasize accurate observations, collection of data, analysis of data and the safe manipulation of laboratory apparatus and materials.