• 03001 EARTH SCIENCE/LAB (6 Credits)
    Prerequisite: GRADE 8 SCIENCE or GRADE 8 SCIENCE HONORS
    Grade 9, 10, 11, 12 (G, H) Full Year Course

    This is a lab-based course designed for students considering a college environment. The course is designed to examine the mutual relationships between organisms and their environment. The Earth Science course offers insight into the environment and the earth's environment from space. While presenting the concepts and principles essential to students' understanding of the dynamics and history of the earth, this course explores oceanography, geology, astronomy, meteorology, and geography.

    Earth Science/Lab Honors is a weighted lab-based course that includes more advance scientific concepts designed for students considering science related careers and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math. 

    03051 BIOLOGY/LAB (6 Credits)
    Prerequisite: EARTH SCIENCE/LAB
    Grade , 10, 11, 12 (G, H) Full Year Course

    This is a lab-based course designed for students considering a college environment. The course is designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes. This course includes (but is not restricted to) topics such as cell structure and function, basic chemistry, ecology, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and evolution. 

    Biology/Lab Honors is a weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math.

    03101 CHEMISTRY/LAB (6 Credits)
    Prerequisite: BIOLOGY/LAB; ALGEBRA I
    Grade 10, 11, 12 (G, H) Full Year Course

    This is a lab-based course designed for students considering a college environment. The course involves studying the composition, properties, and reactions of substances. This course typically explores concepts such as the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases, acid/base and oxidation/reduction reactions, and atomic structure. Chemical formulas and equations and nuclear reactions are also studied. 

    Chemistry Honors/Lab is a weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math. 

    03151 PHYSICS/LAB (6 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: CHEMISTRY/LAB; ALGEBRA I
    Grade 11, 12 (G, H) Full Year Course

    This is a lab-based course designed for students considering a college environment. The course involves the study of the laws of nature as they relate to the effect of forces and energy on the motion of matter. The study of physics also includes examination of sound, light, and magnetic and electric phenomena.

    Physics Honors/Lab is a weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math.

    03155 AP PHYSICS B/LAB (10 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: PHYSICS ADVANCED STUDIES/LAB; PHYSICS HONORS/LAB; ALGEBRA II
    Grade 10, 11, 12 (X) Full Year Course

    The AP Physics B course includes topics in both classical and modern physics. A knowledge of algebra and trigonometry is required for the course. The basic ideas of calculus may be introduced in connection with physics concepts, such as acceleration and work. The course is designed by the College Board, with the aim of fostering an understanding of the principles involved and the ability to apply these principles in the solution of scientific problems.  

    This is a weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math. Students will explore Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. The AP Physics laboratories are equivalent to those of a typical college course.

    03106 AP CHEMISTRY/LAB (10 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: CHEMISTRY ADVANCED STUDIES/LAB; CHEMISTRY HONORS/LAB; ALGEBRA
    Grade 11, 12 (X) Full Year Course

    Following the curricula recommended by the College Board, AP Chemistry courses usually follow high school chemistry and second-year algebra. It is a rigorous weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math. Students will explore atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, states of matter, and reactions (stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics). Advanced Placement Chemistry laboratories are equivalent to those of a typical college course.

    03056 AP BIOLOGY/LAB (10 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: BIOLOGY ADVANCED STUDIES/LAB; CHEMISTRY ADVANCED STUDIES/LAB; BIOLOGY HONORS/LAB; CHEMISTRY HONORS/LAB; CHEMISTRY/LAB
    Grade 11, 12 (X) Full Year Course

    Adhering to the curricula recommended by the College Board and designed to parallel college level introductory biology courses, the AP Biology course is designed to stress basic facts and their synthesis into major biological concepts and themes. It covers three general areas: molecules and cells (including biological chemistry and energy transformation), genetics and evolution, and organisms and populations (i.e., taxonomy, plants, animals, and ecology). 

    The course is a rigorous weighted lab-based course that includes more advanced scientific concepts designed for students considering a science related career and have demonstrated advanced proficiency in science and proficiency in math. The AP Biology laboratories are equivalent to those of a typical college course.

    15053 FORENSIC SCIENCE (SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DESIGN) (5 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: EARTH SCIENCE/LAB; BIOLOGY/LAB; PHYSICS ADVANCED STUDIES
    Grade 10, 11, 12 (E) Full Year Course

    Forensic Science is an introductory course in which students will have the opportunity to explore how scientific principles are used in analyzing physical evidence found at crime scenes and to be introduced to the wide array of career choices in forensics. The fundamental objective is to teach the basic processes and principles of scientific thinking so as to apply them to solving problems that are related not only to science, but to all disciplines. The focus will be to introduce students to some of the specialized fields of forensic science, the principles of science and technology upon which they are based, and the application of these principles to various analyses of crime scene evidence. This course attempts to connect scientific concepts to real world problem solving.

    03004 ASTRONOMY (5 CREDITS)
    Prerequisite: BIOLOGY/LAB; CHEMISTRY/LAB; PHYSICS ADVANCED STUDIES/LAB
    Grade 10, 11, 12 (E) Full Year Course

    Astronomy courses offer students the opportunity to study the solar system, stars, galaxies, and interstellar bodies. This course introduces  and  uses astronomic instruments and typically explore theories regarding the origin and evolution of the universe, space, and time.