Science Course Offerings
Physical Science 1 credit
This course introduces the general principles of physics and chemistry. Topics include measurement, motion, Newton's laws of motion, momentum, energy, work, power, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and chemical principles. Active student participation is encouraged and expected through class discussions and hands-on investigations. Physical Science lays the foundation for further studies in Chemistry and Physics.
Biology 1 credit
The major purpose of this college preparatory course is to provide understanding of the basic biological concepts: the diversity of organisms; the cell; heredity; matter, energy, and organization of living systems; the theories of evolutions; physiology; the biosphere and interdependence of abiotic and biotic factors; modern techniques and uses of genetic engineering. Focus is on active student participation in laboratory investigations and the development of critical-thinking skills. Biology lays the foundation for further studies in Human Anatomy & Physiology and Chemistry.
Environmental Science 1 credit
Course description forthcoming
Chemistry 1 credit
Chemistry is a laboratory-based college-preparatory course. Laboratory experiments provide the empirical basis for understanding and confirming concepts. This course emphasizes discussions, activities, and laboratory exercises, which promote the understanding of the behavior of matter at the molecular-atomic levels. Chemical principles are introduced so that students will be able to explain the composition and chemical behavior of their world.
Physics 1 credit
In this course, students demonstrate mastery This course uses Algebra and Trigonometry based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, simple machines, and pendulums. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experiments consolidate the basic principles discussed in lectures.
Anatomy & Physiology 1 credit
Anatomy & Physiology is a course that will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. Students will also learn the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body. This course will involve laboratory activities, projects, dissections, textbook material, diagrams, and clinical studies.