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Introductory Biology A - Semester 1 14003
Students will actively engage in studies of scientific methodology, the cell, molecular biology, energy and metabolism, development and reproduction, evolution, and ecology. Current issues and problems will be used as the focus for concept development. There will be an emphasis on laboratory experiences and involving students in process problem solving. ***Reading scores/8th grade science teacher’s recommendation required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Introductory Biology A - Semester 2 24003
Students will actively engage in studies of scientific methodology, the cell, molecular biology, energy and metabolism, development and reproduction, evolution, and ecology. Current issues and problems will be used as the focus for concept development. There will be an emphasis on laboratory experiences and involving students in process problem solving.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Chemistry 1 - Semester 1 14093
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
Students will study theories and concepts in general introductory chemistry related to atomic structure, chemical reactions, solutions, energy, stoichiometry, bonding, gas laws, and acid/base chemistry. Many topics are developed through analytical problem solving and math applications. Laboratory experiments will be performed throughout the year which reinforce the concepts and demonstrate various laboratory techniques. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 with grade B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Chemistry 1 - Semester 2 24093
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
Students will study theories and concepts in general introductory chemistry related to atomic structure, chemical reactions, solutions, energy, stoichiometry, bonding, gas laws, and acid/base chemistry. Many topics are developed through analytical problem solving and math applications. Laboratory experiments will be performed throughout the year which reinforce the concepts and demonstrate various laboratory techniques. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Algebra 1 with grade B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
LS Biology 1-non-English speaker 04002
These courses are offered on a rotating basis. Please check with counselor for availability.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
LS Biology 2-non-English speaker 04012
These courses are offered on a rotating basis. Please check with counselor for availability.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
LS Introductory Physics 14313
This course is offered on a rotating basis. Please check with counselor for availability.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
LS Introductory Physics 24313
These courses are offered on a rotating basis. Please check with counselor for availability. ½ credit per semester.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Astronomy 04212
This course is a survey of current thought in astronomy. A lecture/laboratory format will allow presentation of ideas as diverse as telescope construction and extragalactic investigations. Attendance at two outdoor evening observation sessions is required. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: 1 year of Algebra.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Biology: Anatomy and Physiology - Semester 1 14053
This class will examine the structure and functions of the tissues and organ systems of the human body. Laboratory work is emphasized and includes dissection of the cat. ***Prerequisite required or consent of instructor. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 1 credit of Biology A with a minimum grade of C, or Biology B with a minimum grade of B, or consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Biology: Anatomy and Physiology - Semester 2 24053
This class will examine the structure and functions of the tissues and organ systems of the human body. Laboratory work is emphasized and includes dissection of the cat. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 1 credit of Biology A with a minimum grade of C, or Biology B with a minimum grade of B, or consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Chemistry 2 - AP - Semester 1 14243
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement exam, which may entitle the student to college credit. Theoretical concepts will include stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, gas laws, atomic theory and bonding. Laboratory experiments will be performed throughout the year which will reinforce the concepts and demonstrate various laboratory techniques. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Chemistry 1 with a grade of B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
Chemistry 2 - AP - Semester 2 24243
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the Advanced Placement exam, which may entitle the student to college credit. Theoretical concepts will include stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, gas laws, atomic theory and bonding. Laboratory experiments will be performed throughout the year which will reinforce the concepts and demonstrate various laboratory techniques. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Chemistry 1 with a grade of B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
Genetics, Bacteriology, Biotechnology, and Embryology - Sem 1 14063
This course will explore four areas of study. 1. Genetics-We will study genetics as a human endeavor that begins with the study of cells, chromosomes, and cell division including an in depth look at both mitosis and meiosis; asexual and sexual reproduction and their roles in life cycles. We will then focus on the transmission of genes from generation to generation and the various patterns of inheritance, including polygenes, multifactorial inheritance and the study of cytogenetics. 2. Bacteriology-Our look into the world of bacteria will prepare us for the Biotechnology portion of the course which will require a familiarity with bacteria. In this portion of the course, we will begin with the discovery of microbes and their relation to human affairs. We will look at the germ theory of disease; the morphology of bacterial cells; the various measurement techniques for measuring microbial growth; the use of antibiotics to inhibit microbial growth, antibiotic testing and resistance. We will also study bacterial metabolism, the evolution of microbes, microbial diversity, and we will use our learned skills to determine bacterial unknowns. 3. Biotechnology-This portion of the course will emphasize the structure of DNA, its historical structural analysis, viruses, DNA replication, gene expression, and how proteins relate to phenotypes. We will study mutation as another source of genetic variation, the process of cloning, and recombinant DNA technology, including the transformation of bacterial cells, restriction enzymes, RFLPs, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. 4. Embryology-In this final area of the course, we will focus on the phases of embryonic development of animals, including humans and chickens. We will look into the role that genes play in early development. The development of related laboratory skills will be emphasized throughout the course. Online activities and research opportunities are provided and volutionary theory is a common thread that ties the course together. ***Prerequisite required or consent of instructor. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: 1 credit of Biology A with a minimum grade of C, or Biology B with a minimum grade of B, or consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Genetics, Bacteriology, Biotechnology, and Embryology - Sem 2 24063
This course will explore four areas of study. 1. Genetics-We will study genetics as a human endeavor that begins with the study of cells, chromosomes, and cell division including an in depth look at both mitosis and meiosis; asexual and sexual reproduction and their roles in life cycles. We will then focus on the transmission of genes from generation to generation and the various patterns of inheritance, including polygenes, multifactorial inheritance and the study of cytogenetics. 2. Bacteriology-Our look into the world of bacteria will prepare us for the Biotechnology portion of the course which will require a familiarity with bacteria. In this portion of the course, we will begin with the discovery of microbes and their relation to human affairs. We will look at the germ theory of disease; the morphology of bacterial cells; the various measurement techniques for measuring microbial growth; the use of antibiotics to inhibit microbial growth, antibiotic testing and resistance. We will also study bacterial metabolism, the evolution of microbes, microbial diversity, and we will use our learned skills to determine bacterial unknowns. 3. Biotechnology-This portion of the course will emphasize the structure of DNA, its historical structural analysis, viruses, DNA replication, gene expression, and how proteins relate to phenotypes. We will study mutation as another source of genetic variation, the process of cloning, and recombinant DNA technology, including the transformation of bacterial cells, restriction enzymes, RFLPs, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. 4. Embryology-In this final area of the course, we will focus on the phases of embryonic development of animals, including humans and chickens. We will look into the role that genes play in early development. The development of related laboratory skills will be emphasized throughout the course. Online activities and research opportunities are provided and volutionary theory is a common thread that ties the course together. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: 1 credit of Biology A with a minimum grade of C, or Biology B with a minimum grade of B, or consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Introductory Physics - Semester 1 14213
This course introduces students to concepts related to motion, forces, energy, scientific inquiry, and social implications. Emphasis is placed on a qualitative approach and problem solving is reinforced by quantitative analysis and technology. Students become familiar with nature’s basic rules and learn how to apply physical concepts to their personal experiences. A typical unit begins with open-ended inquiry. After the investigation, students are guided to build conceptual and mathematical models to explain the phenomena. Students then apply these models to solve problems. Collaborative work and discussion are emphasized throughout this process. As a result of this course, students will gain an understanding of physics content in alignment with the Michigan High School Content Standards and Expectations. This course fulfills the one-year course requirement for a “chemistry or physics” class as required by the State of Michigan graduation requirements. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Introductory Physics - Semester 2 24213
This course introduces students to concepts related to motion, forces, energy, scientific inquiry, and social implications. Emphasis is placed on a qualitative approach and problem solving is reinforced by quantitative analysis and technology. Students become familiar with nature’s basic rules and learn how to apply physical concepts to their personal experiences. A typical unit begins with open-ended inquiry. After the investigation, students are guided to build conceptual and mathematical models to explain the phenomena. Students then apply these models to solve problems. Collaborative work and discussion are emphasized throughout this process. As a result of this course, students will gain an understanding of physics content in alignment with the Michigan High School Content Standards and Expectations. This course fulfills the one-year course requirement for a “chemistry or physics” class as required by the State of Michigan graduation requirements. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Physics 1 - Semester 1 14223
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This is the study of the interaction of energy and matter and will be centered around extensive laboratory work, with some emphasis on graphical analysis. Concepts include mechanics, sound, light, and electricity. ***Prerequisite required or consent of instructor. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Completion of Geometry with a B or better or consent of instructor. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Physics 1 - Semester 2 24223
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This is the study of the interaction of energy and matter and will be centered around extensive laboratory work, with some emphasis on graphical analysis. Concepts include mechanics, sound, light, and electricity. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Active Chemistry - Semester 1 14013
Active Chemistry provides an opportunity for students to look at the real-world based on the principles of chemistry. Students will be actively engaged in inquiry experiences as they explore the following units: matter and atoms, the chemistry of art, food chemistry and the chemistry of cleaning products. Students will learn about basic properties of matter, elements and their properties, the periodic table, atomic structure, compounds, acid/base chemistry, electroplating, chemical reactions, hydrated compounds, solutions, the states of matter, thermochemistry, kinetic theory, gas laws, and organic chemistry. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Active Chemistry - Semester 2 24013
Active Chemistry provides an opportunity for students to look at the real-world based on the principles of chemistry. Students will be actively engaged in inquiry experiences as they explore the following units: matter and atoms, the chemistry of art, food chemistry and the chemistry of cleaning products. Students will learn about basic properties of matter, elements and their properties, the periodic table, atomic structure, compounds, acid/base chemistry, electroplating, chemical reactions, hydrated compounds, solutions, the states of matter, thermochemistry, kinetic theory, gas laws, and organic chemistry. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Biology - AP - Semester 1 14073
This class is introductory, college-level biology. Students may choose to take the Biology AP Test in May to qualify for college credit. Students will study molecular and cellular biology including genetics and recombinant DNA techniques (genetic engineering). At the organismal level, the body systems of animals and plants will be studied, as well as behavioral and hormonal responses. There will also be studies in evolution and ecology with an emphasis on population, current issues, and the science of water quality assessment. The development of advanced laboratory skills is an important course component. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Two years of biology and Chemistry 1 or consent of instructor. GBBE (4063) is recommended.
Biology - AP - Semester 2 24073
This class is introductory, college-level biology. Students may choose to take the Biology AP Test in May to qualify for college credit. Students will study molecular and cellular biology including genetics and recombinant DNA techniques (genetic engineering). At the organismal level, the body systems of animals and plants will be studied, as well as behavioral and hormonal responses. There will also be studies in evolution and ecology with an emphasis on population, current issues, and the science of water quality assessment. The development of advanced laboratory skills is an important course component. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Chemistry 2 - Semester 1 14123
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
The first semester of Chemistry 2 will cover theoretical aspects of chemistry which will include stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemistry. All concepts will be reinforced with laboratory experiments. Second semester will be organic chemistry which is described above. ***Students who have completed Chemistry 2 AP may take the 2nd semester of Chemistry 2. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Chemistry 2 - Semester 2 24123
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
The first semester of Chemistry 2 will cover theoretical aspects of chemistry which will include stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemistry. All concepts will be reinforced with laboratory experiments. Second semester will be organic chemistry which is described above. ***Students who have completed Chemistry 2 AP may take the 2nd semester of Chemistry 2. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Environmental Science 04222
Environmental Science is a field study course which will require students to perform water quality tests; develop an understanding of ecological relationships between organisms and their environment; recognize land formation and development using Michigan as a case study; analyze man’s impact on the local and global environment; and identify local flora and fauna. Students have the opportunity to take the AP test in the spring. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: 1 year of Biology and 1 year of Physical Science (Chemistry or Introductory Physics) with a C or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Environmental Science - AP - Semester 1 14273
This course will provide students 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 humanmade, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. After completion, students may take the Environmental Science Advanced Placement test in May. Note: A student cannot take this course if they have already completed the one-semester Environmental Science course. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Algebra 1, Biology A with a B or better, and Chemistry with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Environmental Science - AP - Semester 2 24273
This course will provide students 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 humanmade, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. After completion, students may take the Environmental Science Advanced Placement test in May. Note: A student cannot take this course if they have already completed the one-semester Environmental Science course. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Algebra 1, Biology A with a B or better, and Chemistry with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Forensic Science 04042
This college preparatory course introduces forensics, crime scene investigation, law enforcement, and the scientific method. The semester-long class examines many topics: introduction to forensic science, crime scene procedures and the law, types of evidence, forensic chemistry, bone identification, entomology, blood typing analysis, firearms identification and ballistics, and arson. Forensic science is designed to be hands-on with many laboratory assignments and investigational studies. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology A or B and one year of Chemistry 1, Physics 1 or Introductory Physics with a grade of B or better, plus the completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry with a grade of C or better
Organic Chemistry 04102
Students planning to pursue a career in the health sciences should consider this class. This course will emphasize the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Various organic and biochemistry laboratory techniques will be studied and used. These include the synthesis of nylon, aspirin, flavors and scents, the making of soap, and silver-plated test tubes. Students who have completed Advanced Placement Chemistry may take Organic Chemistry. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Chemistry 1 with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Physics 2 - AP - Semester 1 14253
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the advanced placement Physics 2 exam. The Physics 2 AP course includes topics in electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and fluids. A knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course. The basic ideas of calculus are introduced in the theoretical development of some physical concepts. This course is designed to be the equivalent to a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. Students who are interested in life science, business, law or not sure of their college major should consider taking this course as it offers a broader range of topics. Most engineering colleges require the Physics C course. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Student must have completed Algebra 2 with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Physics 2 - AP - Semester 2 24253
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the advanced placement Physics 2 exam. The Physics 2 AP course includes topics in electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, and fluids. A knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course. The basic ideas of calculus are introduced in the theoretical development of some physical concepts. This course is designed to be the equivalent to a second-semester college course in algebra-based physics. Students who are interested in life science, business, law or not sure of their college major should consider taking this course as it offers a broader range of topics. Most engineering colleges require the Physics C course. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Student must have completed Algebra 2 with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Physics 2 - Semester 1 14233
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course is for those students interested in a second year physics course but not necessarily interested in taking the AP test. The course is based on a series of projects that will be built throughout the year. The projects will build on the concepts learned in Physics 1 and will include further study in rotational dynamics, statics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, and modern physics. ***Prerequisite required or consent of instructor. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Pre-requisite: Physics 1 with a grade of B or better and completion of Chemistry 1 or consent of instructor.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Physics 2 - Semester 2 24233
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course is for those students interested in a second year physics course but not necessarily interested in taking the AP test. The course is based on a series of projects that will be built throughout the year. The projects will build on the concepts learned in Physics 1 and will include further study in rotational dynamics, statics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, and modern physics. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Physics C - AP - Semester 1 14263
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the advanced placement Physics C Exam. The Physics C course includes topics in mechanics and electricity & magnetism with approximately equal emphasis on these two areas. With less subject area, the sequence is more intensive and analytic than that in the B course. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems. Calculus is used freely in formulating principles and in solving problems. This course is the one required by most engineering colleges. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Student must be concurrently enrolled in Calculus or have completed Calculus with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12
Physics C - AP - Semester 2 24263
This course satisfies ½ credit per semester of the math-related graduation requirement--during senior year only.
This course will prepare the student for the advanced placement Physics C Exam. The Physics C course includes topics in mechanics and electricity & magnetism with approximately equal emphasis on these two areas. With less subject area, the sequence is more intensive and analytic than that in the B course. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems. Calculus is used freely in formulating principles and in solving problems. This course is the one required by most engineering colleges. 1 Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Student must be concurrently enrolled in Calculus or have completed Calculus with a B or better.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11-12