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Biology 1 (Sem 1) SC111
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
Selected areas of biology are included with an emphasis on lab work. This is one of the foundation courses for the science sequence. Biology 1 has a focus on life and living systems and satisfies state standards and college entry requirements.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC112 - Biology 1 (Sem 2)
Biology 1 (Sem 2) SC112
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
Selected areas of biology are included with an emphasis on lab work. This is one of the foundation courses for the science sequence. Biology 1 has a focus on life and living systems and satisfies state standards and college entry requirements.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC111 - Biology 1 (Sem 1)
Accelerated Chemistry (Sem 1) SC221
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course provides an accelerated quantitative discussion on the composition, structure, and interaction of matter. Through classroom work, demonstrations, projects, and extensive laboratory experiences topics such as atomic and nuclear structure, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, acids and bases, gas laws, solutions, and many others will be covered. Accelerated Chemistry should be taken by all students interested in science-related fields as a possible career. This course is required for enrollment in Advanced Placement Chemistry. Student must currently be enrolled in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trig.
COURSE NOTE: Students must be currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/T or have successfully passed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: AcceleratedGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: SC111 - Biology 1 (Sem 1) or SC112 - Biology 1 (Sem 2)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC222 - Accelerated Chemistry (Sem 2)
Accelerated Chemistry (Sem 2) SC222
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course provides an accelerated quantitative discussion on the composition, structure, and interaction of matter. Through classroom work, demonstrations, projects, and extensive laboratory experiences topics such as atomic and nuclear structure, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, acids and bases, gas laws, solutions, and many others will be covered. Accelerated Chemistry should be taken by all students interested in science-related fields as a possible career. This course is required for enrollment in Advanced Placement Chemistry. Student must be currently enrolled in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trig.
COURSE NOTE: Students must be enrolled in Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/T or have successfully passed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: AcceleratedGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC221 - Accelerated Chemistry (Sem 1)
Chemistry (Sem 1) SC211
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course introduces the role of chemistry in contemporary society, providing a qualitative view of fundamental chemical concepts such as laboratory skills, atomic structures, chemical nomenclature and reactions, chemical analysis, and synthesis.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: SC111/112, not open to students who have passed SC221/222
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC212 - Chemistry (Sem 2)
Chemistry (Sem 2) SC212
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course introduces the role of chemistry in contemporary society, providing a qualitative view of fundamental chemical concepts such as laboratory skills, atomic structures, chemical nomenclature and reactions, chemical analysis, and synthesis.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC211 - Chemistry (Sem 1)
Principles of Technology (Sem 1) SC201
Lab Fee: $20.00 per semester
Principles of Technology is a course in applied science that is designed to prepare students more effectively for advances in technology. It blends an understanding of basic science principles with practice in practical applications. Principles of Technology deals with physics concepts as they apply in the four energy systems: mechanical, fluid, thermal, and electrical.
Emphasis will also be placed on hands-on activities, creative thinking and problem solving, and having fun learning. Activities include design challenges such as CO2 car design, Rube Goldberg machines and watercraft. Field trips will also be taken to understand these principles first hand. Students must be currently enrolled in or completed Algebra 1.
COURSE NOTE: Students must be currently enrolled in Algebra 1 or have already passed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: MA101 - Geometry (Sem 1) or MA102 - Geometry (Sem 2) or MA111 - Accelerated Geometry (Sem 1) or MA111E - Accelerated Geometry Early Bird Section (Sem 1) or MA112 - Accelerated Geometry (Sem 2) or MA112E - Accelerated Geometry Early Bird Section (Sem 2)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC202 - Principles of Technology (Sem 2)
Principles of Technology (Sem 2) SC202
Lab Fee: $20.00 per semester
Principles of Technology is a course in applied science that is designed to prepare students more effectively for advances in technology. It blends an understanding of basic science principles with practice in practical applications. Principles of Technology deals with physics concepts as they apply in the four energy systems: mechanical, fluid, thermal, and electrical.
Emphasis will also be placed on hands-on activities, creative thinking and problem solving, and having fun learning. Activities include design challenges such as CO2 car design, Rube Goldberg machines and watercraft. Field trips will also be taken to understand these principles first hand. Students must be currently enrolled in or completed Algebra 1.
COURSE NOTE: Students must be currently enrolled in Algebra 1 or have already passed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC201 - Principles of Technology (Sem 1)
AP Biology (Sem 1) SC314
Lab Fee: $10 per semester
This course will follow the format and rigors prescribed by AP courses. The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a conceptual framework in modern biology Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of science as a process rather than an accumulation of facts, recognition of evolution as the foundation of modern biological models and thought, the integration of the general topics will be reflected through 8 major themes and applications of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social issues. The course will include a laboratory component fulfilling the requirements of an AP class. The laboratory will be held one evening a week and is mandatory.
CREDIT: 0.75TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Junior or Senior Standing. SC311/312 or SC303/304 or teacher approval
AP Biology (Sem 2) SC316
Lab Fee: $10 per semester
This course will follow the format and rigors prescribed by AP courses. The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop a conceptual framework in modern biology Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of science as a process rather than an accumulation of facts, recognition of evolution as the foundation of modern biological models and thought, the integration of the general topics will be reflected through 8 major themes and applications of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social issues. The course will include a laboratory component fulfilling the requirements of an AP class. The laboratory will be held one evening a week and is mandatory.
CREDIT: 0.75TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
AP Chemistry (Sem 1) SC401
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester, AP test fee applies
This course is an advanced study of basic chemical principles. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical equilibrium, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and acid-base chemistry. This course is the equivalent of a full year freshman college survey course. College Board Advanced Placement Exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course. This course requires attendance in the separate laboratory period meeting each Wednesday night for three hours (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.).
CREDIT: 0.75TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: SC211 - Chemistry (Sem 1) or SC212 - Chemistry (Sem 2) or MA401 - College Algebra (Sem 1) or MA402 - College Algebra (Sem 2) or MA411 - Pre-Calculus (Sem 1) or MA412 - Pre-Calculus (Sem 2)
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC402 - AP Chemistry (Sem 2)
AP Chemistry (Sem 2) SC402
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester, AP test fee applies
This course is an advanced study of basic chemical principles. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical equilibrium, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and acid-base chemistry. This course is the equivalent of a full year freshman college survey course. College Board Advanced Placement Exam will be offered to those successfully completing the course. This course requires attendance in the separate laboratory period meeting each Wednesday night for three hours (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.).
CREDIT: 0.75TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC401 - AP Chemistry (Sem 1)
Biology 2 (Sem 1) SC311
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course includes an in-depth look at biological principals and covers such topics as botany, cell transport, genetics, biotechnology, animal behavior and evolution. During the second semester, students are expected to investigate a specific topic to develop an experimental design that highlights all the guidelines included in the scientific process. This course places a strong emphasis on hands-on activities.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: SC111/112 and SC211/212
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC312 - Biology 2 (Sem 2)
Biology 2 (Sem 2) SC312
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course includes an in-depth look at biological principals and covers such topics as botany, cell transport, genetics, biotechnology, animal behavior and evolution. During the second semester, students are expected to investigate a specific topic to develop an experimental design that highlights all the guidelines included in the scientific process. This course places a strong emphasis on hands-on activities.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC311 - Biology 2 (Sem 1)
Biology 2 Early Bird Section (Sem 1) SC311E
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course includes an in-depth look at biological principals and covers such topics as botany, cell division, genetics, biotechnology, and each biological kingdom. During the second semester, students are expected to investigate a specific topic to develop an experimental design that highlights all the guidelines included in the scientific process. This course places a strong emphasis on hands-on activities.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: SC111/112 and SC211/212
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC312E - Biology 2 Early Bird Section (Sem 2)
Biology 2 Early Bird Section (Sem 2) SC312E
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course includes an in-depth look at biological principals and covers such topics as botany, cell division, genetics, biotechnology, and each biological kingdom. During the second semester, students are expected to investigate a specific topic to develop an experimental design that highlights all the guidelines included in the scientific process. This course places a strong emphasis on hands-on activities.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC311E - Biology 2 Early Bird Section (Sem 1)
Environmental Science (Sem 1) SC301
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course will study the consequences of the neglect and abuse of our natural environment and explore ways to change our environmental behaviors. Topics include a survey of scientific methodology; basic geological principles; terrestrial and aquatic ecology; population and community ecology; urban planning; biogeography; natural resource conservation (water; air; land; minerals; energy); biodiversity; pollution; waste management; relationship between human health and environment; relationship between economics, political issues, and environment; sustainability and quality of life issues.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: SC111/112 and either SC101/102 or SC211/212
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC302 - Environmental Science (Sem 2)
Environmental Science (Sem 2) SC302
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course will study the consequences of the neglect and abuse of our natural environment and explore ways to change our environmental behaviors. Topics include a survey of scientific methodology; basic geological principles; terrestrial and aquatic ecology; population and community ecology; urban planning; biogeography; natural resource conservation (water; air; land; minerals; energy); biodiversity; pollution; waste management; relationship between human health and environment; relationship between economics, political issues, and environment; sustainability and quality of life issues.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC301 - Environmental Science (Sem 1)
Human Anatomy and Physiology SC304
Spring Semester
Lab fee: $10
This course is a comprehensive study of anatomy and physiology at the cellular, tissue, and organ system levels of organization. It will also be designed to both introduce and strengthen students pursuing careers in the allied health fields to the structure and function of the human body. Dissection will be an essential part of the laboratory work.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Jr. or Sr. that has completed SC 111/112 and SC 211/212 or SC 221/222
Physics (Sem 1) SC321
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course is intended to introduce the student to the basic structure of the physical world. The students will cover such topics as mechanics, energy, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled Algebra 2/Trig; or have completed Algebra 2 and enrolled in College Algebra.
COURSE NOTE: Students must be enrolled or have completed Algebra 2/T or have completed Algebra 2 and are currently enrolled in College Algebra.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Students must be enrolled or have completed Algebra 2/T or have completed Algebra 2 and are currently enrolled in College Algebra.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC322 - Physics (Sem 2)
Physics (Sem 2) SC322
Lab Fee: $10.00 per semester
This course is intended to introduce the student to the basic structure of the physical world. The students will cover such topics as mechanics, energy, heat, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra 2/Trig; or have completed Algebra 2 and be enrolled in College Algebra.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take SC321 - Physics (Sem 1)
Zoology SC303
Fall Semester
Lab Fee: $10
This course will review and expand on evolutionary mechanisms of change as a foundation of surveying the animal kingdom. The survey will include a comparison of animal vertebrate and invertebrate anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behaviors. Dissections and field work will be required for this course.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Jr. or Sr. that has completed SC 111/112 And SC 211/212 or SC 221/222
AP Physics SC403
Lab Fee: $10 per semester
AP Physics is a calculus-based physics course that covers kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, gravitation, and oscillation. This course is the equivalent to the introductory physics course taken by science and engineering students at most colleges and universities. Students coming out of the course should have a strong conceptual understanding of physics and well-developed skills in performing and analyzing laboratory experiments. They should also be able to apply their understanding to approach and solve problems that are essentially new to them. As time permits, the course will cover content for the AP electricity and magnetism test. Students must have completed Physics and be currently enrolled in AP Calculus or have already completed AP Calculus.
COURSE NOTE: Students must have completed Physics and are currently enrolled in AP Calculus or have completed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MA511 - AP Calculus (Sem 1) or SC321 - Physics (Sem 1) or SC322 - Physics (Sem 2)
AP Physics SC404
Lab Fee: $10 per semester
AP Physics is a calculus-based physics course that covers kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotation, gravitation, and oscillation. This course is the equivalent to the introductory physics course taken by science and engineering students at most colleges and universities. Students coming out of the course should have a strong conceptual understanding of physics and well-developed skills in performing and analyzing laboratory experiments. They should also be able to apply their understanding to approach and solve problems that are essentially new to them. As time permits, the course will cover content for the AP electricity and magnetism test. Students must have completed Physics and be currently enrolled in AP Calculus or have already completed AP Calculus.
COURSE NOTE: Students must have completed Physics and be currently enrolled in AP Calculus or have already passed it.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: MA512 - AP Calculus (Sem 2) or SC321 - Physics (Sem 1) or SC322 - Physics (Sem 2) or SC403 - AP Physics