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 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

  • 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

  • AP Biology


Advanced Placement Courses offer students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking rigours course in high school. Students who demonstrate mastery of the material on a national standardized end-of-course exam-a score of 3 or higher out of 5 - may be eligible for college credit for the course. 

 

Typically a weighted GPA scale ranges from 0 to 5.0. This is to accommodate grades in AP or Honors courses, where an A on the weighted scale translates to a 5.0 based on the difficulty of the class. Low-level classes maintain the typical unweighted scale, where an A translates into a 4.0. Therefore, students who maintain an A in their coursework, could end potentially earn a GPA that exceeds a 4.0.