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ADVANCED PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE A ADVPSA
This course provides a way of learning about the natural world. Students should know how plant and soil science has influenced a vast body of knowledge, that there are still applications to be discovered, and that plant and soil science is the basis for many other fields of science.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: PRINAB - PRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES B or SMANMA - SMALL ANIMAL MANAGEMENT or BIO - BIOLOGY
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADVPSB - ADVANCED PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE B
ADVANCED PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE B ADVPSB
Same as Course #ADVPSA, continued.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: RECOMB - RANGE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT B(r)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take ADVPSA - ADVANCED PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE A
ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY APBIO
The AP Biology is a one year course designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. It provides students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with such topics as molecules and cells; heredity and evolution; diversity or organisms and ecology; and structure and function of plants and animals. This may count as the 4th science credit. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 or PAP Biology 1 and PAP Chemistry
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY APCHE
The AP Chemistry is a one year course designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college-level course. It emphasizes solution chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acids and bases, molecular structure, electrochemistry, and reaction production predictions. This may count as the 4th science credit. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: PAPCH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY or CHEM - CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE APENS
AP Environmental Science is a one year course in college-level environmental science. Students will become familiar with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. The class is a full year and will be available to juniors and seniors as their fourth science. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra 1 (Can be taken concurrently)
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 APPHY1
This year-long, algebra-based course is the equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
COURSE NOTE: Biology, Chemistry, Alg 2
Concurrent Enrollment: PRE-Calculus
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: BIO - BIOLOGY or CHEM - CHEMISTRY or ALG2 - ALGEBRA 2 or PAPBI - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY or PAPCH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 APPHY2
This year-long, algebra-based course is the equivalent to a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity and magnetism; optics; and atomic and nuclear physics. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
COURSE NOTE: Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus and AP Physics 1
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: APPHY1 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ANATP
Extends understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Students will explore physiological systems and associated pathologies. Higher order thinking is stressed through assessment and synthesis of the anatomical knowledge combined with exposure to clinical analysis. Principles of physiology will be applies to human health and well being.
COURSE NOTE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF BIOLOGY 1, CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS. GRADE 11 ONLY IF TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PHYSICS
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
AQUATIC SCIENCE AQUSCI
In Aquatic Science, students study the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in aquatic environments, including impacts on aquatic systems. Students who successfully complete Aquatic Science will acquire knowledge about a variety of aquatic systems, conduct investigations and observations of aquatic environments, work collaboratively with peers, and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: HS Biology (Required) Suggested: Chemistry or concurrent enrollment
BIOLOGY BIO
Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
BIOLOGY II- DUAL CREDIT DEBIO
Corresponding college credit: BIOL 1408 – Biology I for Non-Majors (3 semester hours) & BIOL 1409- Biology II for Non-Majors

This is a regular college-level introductory biology course for the non-science major in which dual credit may be awarded. Students may receive up to 8 hours of college credit and one credit for each semester, successfully completed. This course meets the fourth year science high school graduation requirement. The TSI Assessment must be taken before students will be allowed to enroll in Hill classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 11-12
CHEMISTRY CHEM
Students will explore matter and energy by studying physical and chemical changes, atomic structure, the periodic table, gases, bonding, chemical and nuclear reactions, solutions, and acids/bases.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology and Algebra 1. Completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE EARSP
Earth and Space Science (ESS) is a capstone course designed to build on students’ prior scientific and academic knowledge and skills to develop understanding of the Earth. ESS is a one year course for 12th grade students which will focus on three main areas: Solid Earth, fluid Earth, and Earth in space and time. The Earth has a long, complex, and dynamic history. Advances in technologies continue to further our understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of Earth and planetary systems within a chronological framework.
COURSE NOTE: Required Prerequisites: 3 years of HS science AND 3 years of HS math.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: IPC - INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY or PAPBI - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY or BIO - BIOLOGY or PAPCH - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY or CHEM - CHEMISTRY or PHYSI - PHYSICS or APBIO - ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY or APCHE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY or APENS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE or APPHY1 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 1 or AQUSCI - AQUATIC SCIENCE or APPHY2 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS 2 or ENVSYS - ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS or FORSCI - FORENSIC SCIENCE or PAPA1 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ALGEBRA 1 or PAPGE - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT GEOMETRY or ALG1 - ALGEBRA 1 or ALG2 - ALGEBRA 2 or GEOM - GEOMETRY or PAPA2 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ALGEBRA 2 or PAPCA - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT PRE-CALCULUS or PRECAL - PRE-CALCULUS or APCAB - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB or APCBC - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC or APSTAT - ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS or MATMO - MATHEMATICAL MODELS WITH APPLICATIONS or ADQUAR - ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE REASONING or ENGM - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS ENVSYS
Students will study such topics as biotic and abiotic factor in habitats, ecosystems and biomes, interrelationships among resources and an environmental system, sources and flow of energy through an environmental system, the relationship between carrying capacity and changes in populations and ecosystems, and changes in environments.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology 1
FOOD SCIENCE A(r) FODSCA
This course investigages food science by conducting laboratory and field investigations, using scientific methods during investigations, and making informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Food Science is the study of the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public.
COURSE NOTE: SITE: BHS ONLY
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: PRHOSB - PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM B (r)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take FODSCB - FOOD SCIENCE B(r)
FOOD SCIENCE B(r) FODSCB
Same as Course #FOODSCIA, continued.
COURSE NOTE: SITE: BHS ONLY
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take FODSCA - FOOD SCIENCE A(r)
FORENSIC SCIENCE FORSCI
Students will learn investigative procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Additionally, students will collect and analyze evidence through case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood spatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science. Student will be charged a $25 lab fee to cover shop supplies used in the course.
COURSE NOTE: Student will be charged a $25 lab fee to cover shop supplies used in the course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BIO - BIOLOGY or LENF1B - LAW ENFORCEMENT 1B
INTEGRATED PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY IPC
This course is an introduction of physics and chemistry in the following topics: motion, waves, energy, transformation, properties of matter, changes in matter, and solution chemistry. IPC may not be taken if the student has successfully completed HS Chemistry or Physics.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
PHYSICS PHYSI
In physics, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students study a variety of topics that include: laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics. This course provides students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical and scientific skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: ALG1 - ALGEBRA 1 or PAPA1 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ALGEBRA 1 or PAPGE - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT GEOMETRY
PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY PAPBI
This course is designed for highly motivated students and utilizes activities that stress higher order thinking skills. It provides an intensified study of the nature of life, the processes of life, and the continuity of life. Other units of study will include genetic continuity and comparative life processes.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-10
PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY PAPCH
This is an advanced level course in Chemistry and will provide an intensive survey of Chemistry I. The emphasis will be on preparation for Advanced Placement Chemistry and other advanced science courses. A strong math background is essential.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Biology or PAP Biology completion or concurrent enrollment in Geometry or Algebra 2.