Science
COURSES OFFERED 2019-2020

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to provide students with exploratory and advanced activities in the structure and function of the components of the human body. Course content includes cellular process and tissues, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course is strongly recommended for college bound students interested in the biological sciences and medical field.​

AP BIOLOGY
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal with the rapidly changing science of biology. Near the completion of this course, students will take the standardized AP Biology Examination. After successful completion of the AP Exam, students may receive college credit for the introductory biology course.

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
The purpose of this course is to study the interaction of man with the environment. The content includes scientific analysis, fundamental principles and concepts about the interdependence of earth’s systems, population dynamics, distribution, ownership, and use degradation of renewable and nonrenewable resources, environmental quality, global changes and their consequences, environment and society: trade-offs and decision making and choices for the future.
 
BIOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to provide students with general exploratory experiences and activities in the fundamental concepts of life. Course content includes scientific method, scientific measurement, laboratory safety and use of apparatus, cell biology, cell reproduction, basic principles of genetics, classification and surveying of plants and animals.

CHEMISTRY I
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the study of the composition, properties and changes associated with matter. Course content includes classification and structure of matter, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, the behavior of gasses, physical changes, acids, bases and salts, and energy associated with physical and chemical changes.​

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the ways that humans interact with the natural environment.  The content should include, but not to be limited to: influence of technology on environment quality, use of conservation practices, biodiversity, environmental planning and waste management, environmental monitoring and policy, sustainability and population dynamics.

IB BIOLOGY
This course is designed to give students a secure knowledge of a body of facts and, at the same time, a broad understanding of the field of biology.  This course includes both a theoretical and practical focus. The core content includes but not limited to: cells, chemistry of life, genetics, ecology, evolution, human health and physiology.

IB CHEMISTRY
This course allows students to integrate academic study with the acquisition of practical and experimental skills. Students will gain a wide range of practical skills which are essential to life in the 21st century.  Program content includes: stoichiometric relationships, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, redox, organic chemistry, measurement and data processing.

IB PHYSICS

MARINE SCIENCE
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of coastal and marine systems. Topics included: structure and chemistry of the ocean, marine life: vertebrates and invertebrates, marine ecosystem, ocean resources and human impact on aquatic systems.


PHYSICS I
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introductory study of the theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy, and the forces of nature. Course content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, wave characteristics, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics and sound.