Physical Science (Grade 9)
Physical Science is the study of Chemistry and Physics. The first semester focuses on the interaction of Matter and Energy. We also investigate the structure and interactions of Matter. Second semester is Physics, the interaction of nonliving matter and energy. We look into the mechanical systems of force, work, motion, velocity, and acceleration. There are daily demos, quick labs, and many opportunities for the student to have a hands on learning experience.
Biology (Grade 9 (Advanced Science Track) or Grade 10)
Biology involves an in-depth study of living organisms. During the 1st semester, an emphasis is placed on Molecular Biology including Biochemistry, Cellular Energy and Cell Reproduction. 2nd Semester Genetics, Structure and Function of DNA & Protein Synthesis, Natural Selection & Ecology are discussed.
Anatomy & Physiology (Grades 11-12)
Prerequisites: Biology I
Anatomy and Physiology is a course designed for students planning to enter any Health Care Field or for those students interested in laboratory science or how the human body works. This course covers a majority of the body systems and focuses on key terminology students need to be successful in a college level Anatomy and Physiology class. Students leave this class with a new appreciation and deeper understanding of how the body works.
Chemistry (Grades 10-12)
Prerequisites: Teacher Approval
Physical Science Chemistry involves an in-depth study of matter. Students will learn about the properties of atoms, ionic compounds, molecular compounds, and how the structure of each affects these properties. Students will be involved in many hands-on labs to discover these properties as well as learning what actually happens in different chemical reactions.
Environmental Chemistry (Grades 11-12)
Students will develop an understanding of chemistry as it applies to modern day social systems. They will develop basic ecological principles and an awareness of environmental problems. This course focuses on current environmental science issues with laboratory and field experiences. Activities are aimed to aid students in making responsible environmental decisions. Environmental topics such as global warming and resource recycling will be included as well as economic topics such a petroleum refining and steel production. This course is for students who have not taken chemistry, or not currently taking, and are not planning to take chemistry.
Physics (Grades 11-12)
Physics is the basic study of force, motion, heat, nuclear energy, light, sound and electricity. The course is designed for students who are interested in science and those needing an academic background for their career preparation. Much emphasis is placed on relating the subject’s concepts to the student’s life experiences. The course involves reading, problem solving, laboratory experiences, and technical writing.tpa