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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

8149

Physical Science

9

1 semester

1

None

$15.00

8150

Advanced Physical Science

9

1 semester

1

Based on teacher recommendations based on standardized test scores

$15.00

8151

Biology

10

1 semester

1

None

$15.00

8152

Advanced Biology

10

1 semester

1

Physical Science or Advanced Physical Science/Teacher Recommendation

$15.00

8154

Earth Science

9,10,11,12

1 semester

1

None

$15.00

8157

Chemistry

10,11,12

1 semester

1

Physical Science

$30.00 and safety goggles

8162A
8162B

AP Chemistry

11, 12

All year

2

Completion of or concurrent registration in Algebra II, Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract

$60.00 and cost of AP exam

8159

Physics

11, 12

1 semester

1

Completion of or concurrent registration in Pre Calculus

$15.00

8160A

AP Physics 1

12

1 semester

1

Completion of or concurrent registration in Pre Calculus, Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract

$15.00 and cost of AP exam

8160B

AP Physics 2

12

1 semester

1

AP Physics 1 and Signed Contract

$15.00 and cost of AP exam

8163A
8163B

AP Biology

11, 12

All year

2

Biology, Chemistry or AP Chemistry, Teacher Recommendation and Signed Contract

$60.00 and cost of AP exam

8168

Anatomy & Physiology

11,12

1 semester

1

Biology and Teacher Recommendation

$30.00


























Physical Science – 8149 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade Level: 9  
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: $15.00 

This is a science course for freshmen.  It is a course covering many physical science topics with some earth science.  Topics covered are: the nature of science, matter, atomic structure, compounds and molecules, chemical reactions, solutions and mixtures, motion, force, work and energy, heat and temperature, waves and light, electricity, magnetism, the universe and Earth’s atmosphere.

Advanced Physical Science - 8150 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade Level: 9  
Prerequisite: Teacher Rec based on standardized test scores  
Fee: $15.00 

The first in a two- course sequence of challenging sciences courses designed to prepare students for success in advanced placement science courses.  This course introduces major concepts of chemistry and physics with some earth science, and will emphasize mathematics and problem solving skills.  Topics include the nature of science, properties of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds and reactions, motion, force, work and energy.

Biology - 8151 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 10
Prerequisite: None   
Fee: $15.00 

A life science course fulfilling the sophomore science requirement.  This course is an introduction to a broad range of biological topics including: methods and techniques of biology, cells, heredity, evolution, classification, plants, animals, and ecology.  Lab work, reports, experiments and projects are required.  Dissections are not required.

Advanced Biology - 8152 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 10
Prerequisite: Physical Sci or Adv Physical Sci & Teacher Recommendation   
Fee: $15.00 

A challenging biology course serving as a prerequisite for Anatomy, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology.  This course covers scientific methods, biological processes, cell biology, classification and evolutionary relationships with a strong emphasis on genetics.  Lab work, reports, experiments and projects are required.  It is recommended for the college bound student.

Earth Science - 8154 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 9,10,11,12 
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: $15.00

Earth Science is an in-depth study of systems in astronomy, meteorology, oceanology, and geology.  In the astronomy unit, the origins of the universe and our solar system will be investigated along with the life cycles of stars and planets.  The meteorology unit will examine the major influences that drive weather as well as local meteorological events.  The oceanology unit studies the life cycles of oceans, their chemistry and life forms.  The geology unit deals with the earth’s internal structures, crustal movement and how the earth is shaped.  Geology, meteorology, and oceanology are based on internal and external energy sources that drive movement on this planet.

Chemistry - 8157 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Physical Science
Fee: $30.00 and safety goggles

Chemistry is a high school level course which satisfies advanced science requirement stressing fundamental composition and chemical behavior of matter.  This course introduces students to key concepts and theories that provide a foundation for further studies in science.  This course incorporates the use of advanced mathematical skills and problem solving ability.  This course is highly recommended for students planning on going on to a four-year college.

AP Chemistry – 8162A&B 

1 year, 2 credits 
Grade level: 10, 11, 12 
Grade level: 11, 12 Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in Algebra II, Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract
Fee: $60.00 and cost of AP exam

This course is designed to provide a solid, first year college chemistry experience.  This class is rigorous both academically and in the laboratory.  It is expected that students will have at least one to two hours of outside homework daily. Students must be self-disciplined and be able to work both independently and in a group.  Students should expect to learn new chemistry skills, foster good collaborative relationships, and improve problem solving techniques.  A passing grade on the AP exam could allow the student to earn credits at the university level.

Physics - 8159 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in Algebra 2 or higher
Fee: $15.00

Introduction to Physics providing background in mechanics, heat, sound, light and electricity. Useful to all college bound students planning to major in science.

AP Physics 1 – 8160A

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in Pre Calculus, Teacher Recommendation, and Signed Contract
Course fee: $15.00 and cost of AP exam

This course is a college level course that prepares students for the Advanced Placement Physics 1 Exam in May. A passing grade on this exam may allow students to earn college credit in Physics. Topics covered include Newtonian kinematics, dynamics, centripetal and rotational motion, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, waves, and an intro to electrostatics and simple circuits.

AP Physics 2 – 8160B 

1 semester, 1 credit 
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: AP Physics 1 and Signed Contract
Course fee: $15.00 and cost of AP exam

This course is a college level course that prepares students for the Advanced Placement Physics 2 Exam in May. A passing grade on this exam may allow students to earn college credit in Physics. Topics covered include electrostatics, DC circuits, electromagnetism, optics, thermal physics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics.


AP Biology – 8163A&B

1 year, 2 credits 
Grade level: 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry or AP Chemistry, Teacher Recommendation and Signed Contract
Fee: $60.00 and cost of AP exam

AP Biology is a college level course which prepares students to take the AP Biology Exam in May. College credit is often received. This course is an in-depth study of cellular biology, ecology, biotechnology, evolution, organism structure and function, and biochemistry.

Anatomy and Physiology – 8168 

1 semester, 1 credits
Grade level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Biology and Teacher Recommendation
Fee: $30.00 

Course Description: Anatomy and Physiology is a course, which relates to the study of the physical structure and function of the human body.  Students will cover the major body systems including the integumentary, muscular skeletal, circulatory, endocrine, immune, nervous, respiratory, and reproductive systems as well as cellular anatomy and biochemistry. Laboratory experiments will include microscope work, responses, model building, medical techniques, and dissections. Course work will also include lab reports, research papers, analyzing current science articles, and projects.