Science

  • Astronomy

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    This course is a multidisciplinary, laboratory based course which examines the structure and composition of the planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. The topics will include, but are not limited to, observing the night sky, planetary features, planetary motions, the sun, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Prerequisites: Physics First required. Algebra and Geometry recommended but not required. 

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1 credit is 4 weeks)


  • Biology (General)

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Credit Recovery Only

    This course provides an overview of the processes of living things, from a cellular level to the biosphere. It is a valuable course for any student, especially those requiring a general knowledge of biology for postsecondary study or careers in the fields of health or environmental sciences. Laboratory activities integrating scientific investigation and process skills make up an important component of this course. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for Introductory Biology or General Biology Honors. Prerequisite: Physics First or Physics First Honors.

    Session 1, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Biology (General) Honors

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    This is an accelerated investigative laboratory course with in-depth analysis into the various facets of living things and their environment. Laboratory experiences make up a significant component of the course-work. General Biology Honors is recommended for students interested in a postsecondary education science major and/or a professional career related to the life sciences. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for Introductory Biology or General Biology. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics First or Physics First Honors (Grade A or B is recommended).

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Biology (Introductory)

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Credit Recovery Only

    This course provides an overview of the processes of living things, from a cellular level to the biosphere. It is a valuable course for any student, especially those requiring a general knowledge of biology for postsecondary study or careers in the fields of health or environmental sciences. Laboratory activities integrating scientific investigation and process skills make up an important component of this course. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for General Biology or General Biology Honors. Prerequisite: Physics First.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Chemistry

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit  

    Available for credit recovery.

    Chemistry is a non-weighted course that involves the analysis of chemical concepts and the application of basic algebraic skills. This is an NCAA approved college preparatory course but is not eligible for Dual Credit. It is not as math intensive as Honors Chemistry but does include more mathematical problem solving and independent practice than Introductory Chemistry. Laboratory work is an important part of this course.  Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for Introductory Chemistry or Honors Chemistry. Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra I and a C or better in Physics First or Physics First Honors.

    Session 1 and 2, online only 

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks) 

     


  • Chemistry Honors

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    This course is a weighted course that involves the analysis of chemical concepts and the application of algebraic skills. This is a college preparatory course for those students planning careers in medicine, chemistry, engineering, or other fields that depend on knowledge of chemistry. Laboratory work is a very important part of this course. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for Introductory Chemistry or Chemistry.  Prerequisites: A or a B in Physics First or Physics First Honors and an A or B in Algebra for placement in Honors Chemistry.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1 credit is 4 weeks)


  • Chemistry (Introductory)

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Credit Recovery Only

    This course provides students an opportunity to discover what chemistry is about without moving into highly theoretical and mathematical studies. Laboratory investigations will be included. Many of the basic concepts of chemistry will be investigated, including the structure of matter and the application of chemistry to the environment and to society. This course has less independent preparation outside of class and is not accepted by NCAA as a science course. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive credit for Chemistry or Honors Chemistry. Prerequisite: Physics First or Physics First Honors.

    Session 1 and 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)

     


  • Earth Science

    Grade 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    This is a laboratory course that integrates the study of the earth and our physical world and builds upon those concepts introduced in middle school science courses. The study of the earth will include an introduction to the science of the earth; properties and processes of its surface and interior including plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, glaciation, mountain building, formation of rocks, minerals, and the structural basis of landforms, its history and our place in the universe. A study of atmospheric processes and weather elements will also be a part of this course. Prerequisite: Physics First.

    Session 1 and 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Earth Science Honors

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    This is an accelerated laboratory course which integrates an in-depth study of the earth and the physical world. The study of the earth will focus on introduction to the science of the earth; properties and processes of its surface and interior including plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, glaciation, mountain building, formation of rocks, minerals, and the structural basis of landforms, its history, as well as its place in the universe. A study of atmospheric processes and weather elements will also be a part of this course. A research project and presentation is required in Earth Science Honors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physics First (Grade A or B recommended).

    Session 1 and 2, online only

    (1 credit is 4 weeks)

     


  • Physics First

    Grade 9

    1 unit of credit 

    Available online for credit recovery only.

    This first-year course for high school students uses technology, laboratory experiences, problem solving and critical thinking skills to enhance physics understanding for students of all ability levels. Students will investigate specific physics theories and principles by using scientific processes and inquiry. Prerequisite:  Physics First to all other subsequent high school science courses.

    Session 1, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 1 and 2, online, credit recovery only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)