Science

PHYSICAL SCIENCE (Grade 9) REQUIRED 1 Credit

Physical Science is the basic science course, which is essential to live effectively in a world where science plays such an important role. Fundamental concepts are mixed with knowledge about physical science. Measurement techniques and introductory problem solving procedures are explored.

BIOLOGY (Grade 10) REQUIRED 1 Credit

This is a general course in Biology, which is of major importance for students interested in the sciences. A study of biology is also valuable in helping better understand our selves and our environment.

 

CELL BIOLOGY & GENETICS (Grades 11-12) Elective ½ Credit
*Prerequisite = “C” or better in Biology

This class has two main focuses: 1) the study of the structure and function of cells, and 2) genetics – the study of inheritance.

 

ECOLOGY & BOTANY (Grades 11-12) Elective ½ Credit
*Prerequisite = “C” or better in Biology

This class has two main focuses: 1) the study of the environment and man’s relationship to that environment, and 2) botany – the study of the structure of plants.

 

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (Grades 11-12) Elective ½ Credit
*Prerequisite =“C”or better in Biology

This class focuses on the study of the human body structure and functions.

ADVANCED BIOLOGY LABS (Grades 11-12) Elective ½ Credit
*Prerequisite = “C” or better in Biology

This course consists of laboratory exercises, problem solving, field trips, long-term projects, and exploration of various careers in science.

 

CHEMISTRY (Grades 11-12) Elective1 Credit
*Prerequisite=Phys.Sci. +“C”or better in Algebra I

Chemistry is the study of matter and its changes. It deals with basic properties of elements and compounds, and why these properties exist as they do. These properties and the theories that explain them are explored in the laboratory.

 

PHYSICS (Grade 12) Elective1 Credit
*Prerequisite = Phys.Sci. +“C”or better in Algebra II

Physics is the study of energy and its relationship to the physical world. It deals with the different forms of energy, how they are measured, their basic properties and uses, and their place in the world today. First semester is about motion and its causes, while second semester deals with electricity and waves.