Science

  • Biology I (1 credit)
    The biology course is divided into seven sections.  characteristics of life, heredity, changes, diversity, energy within the cell, homeostasis, and human health.  Audio-visual aids, and lab exercises will be used to supplement the course content.

    Prerequisite:  Physical Science

  • Biology I – Honors (1 credit)
    The biology course is divided into seven sections:  characteristics of life, heredity, changes, diversity, energy within the cell, homeostasis, and human health.  Field trips, audio-visual aids, and lab exercises will be used to supplement the course content.  The students will be required to do one oral medical current events presentation each six weeks.  A science fair project is required.  This course is designed to prepare students for medical preparatory courses in medicine.

    Prerequisites:  Physical Science and meets Honors Requirements

  • Biology II (1 credit)
    This course is the study of the anatomical and physiological mechanisms in the human body.  Topics of study will be biochemistry, histology, the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, cardiovascular system,urinary system, and the male and female reproductive systems.  Field trips, audio-visual aids, lab exercises and dissections will be used to supplement the course content.

    Prerequisites:  Biology I and Physical Science or Chemistry

  • Chemistry (1 credit)
    This course will encompass a study of elements and their periodic function, basic atomic theory, application and use of moles, nomenclature, writing and balancing chemical equations, gas laws, acid-base theory, and basic laboratory techniques will be studied.

    Prerequisite:  Credit for Algebra I

  • Environmental Science (1 credit)
    This is an interdisciplinary course connected with both the natural functioning of ecosystems and the problems that arise from disturbances of environmental processes.  The participants will use activities, lab exercises, and research skills to investigate and interpret the consequences of environmental change – both natural and human-related.

    Prerequisite:  None

  • Microbiology (1 credit)
    This course is divided into nine sections:  Introduction to microbiology, microbial nutrition, growth and control, microbial metabolism, microbial genetics, the viruses, the diversity of the microbial world, the nature of symbiotic association, the fundamentals of immunology, and microbial diseases and their control.  Field trips, audio-visual aids, and lab exercises will be used to supplement the course content.  A science fair project is required.  This course is designed to prepare students for medical preparatory courses in medicine.

    Prerequisites:  Biology I and Physical Science or Chemistry

  • Physical Science (1 credit)
    The students will demonstrate minimal laboratory skills, classification, and other research skills.  This course is divided into seven sections:  Physical science fundamentals, force and energy, nature of matter, patterns of matter, interactions with matter, waves, light, sound, and energy resources.  Audio-visual aids, activities, and lab exercises will be used to supplement the course content.  A science fair project is required.

    Prerequisites:  None

  • Physical Science Honors (1 credit)
    This is a first course in physical science that will introduce the students to many physical and chemical principles.  The course is divided into two parts:  introductory physics, in which students will study force, energy, waves, light, and sound; and introductory chemistry, in which students will study the interactions of matter and basic atomic theory.  Audio-visual aids, activities, and lab exercises will be sued to supplement the course content.  A science fair project is required.

    Prerequisites:  Meets Honors Requirements

  • Physics (1 credit)
    This is a course on secondary physics that will introduce the students to various physical principles needed to understand many of the natural phenomenon occurring in the world around them.  The course is divided into four main topics:  mechanics, energy and transformations, interactions of energy, and nuclear energy.  Because of the broad coverage of these topics, and portions thereof, they will be covered as fast as the students are able to grasp and understand the topics taught.

    Prerequisites:  Advanced Math or concurrent enrollment.

  • Remedial Science
    (May receive 2 remedial credits during high school (this is on all types of remedial classes))

    This science course is designed to cover topics that students need to master to pass the GEE 21.

    Prerequisite:  Failure of science portion of GEE 21