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Science (AAF-S, BS, E, CS, ES, CTE, PS)

Astronomy - Course #3141 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This is a course that investigates space science, aeronautics, and biology. Various classroom and laboratory experiences provide students with an understanding of interrelationships between each of these areas.

Biology (Foundation/Core) - Course #3111 | Credit (BS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
The Biology Core includes three major concepts for instruction. (1) The structures in all living things occur as a result of necessary functions. (2) Interactions of organisms in an environment are determined by the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. (3) Evolution of species occurs over time and is related to the environment in which the species live.

Biology AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3112 | Credit (BS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Biology or Instructor approval
This is a full-year introductory college course in biology with laboratory. The major content areas are molecules and cells; heredity and evolution; and organisms and populations. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement AP Biology exam.

Biology-Agricultural Science (Foundation/Core) - Course #8207 | Credit (CTE, BS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This course covers biology with an agricultural emphasis. Students who have already taken a biology course will repeat much of what they have learned such as the structure of cells, how genetic information is passed on, biological diversity, the process of evolution, and how organisms interact with their environment. Students learn how to apply this information in plants and animals through laboratory activities. Students will explore recent advances in biotechnology (genetics, embryos, etc.) that are being used in agriculture and other biology related sciences. Participation in the FFA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this course.

Biology H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3004 | Credit (BS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
The Biology Core includes three major concepts for instruction. (1) The structures in all living things occur as a result of necessary functions. (2) Interactions of organisms in an environment are determined by the biotic and abiotic components of the environment. (3) Evolution of species occurs over time and is related to the environment in which the species live. Students will be expected to design investigations in the laboratory and field using research technologies.

Biology Lab AP - Course #3180 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This is an advanced laboratory course which is designed reinforce and apply the theoretical concepts learned in an Advanced Placement (AP) Biology course.

Chemistry (Foundation/Core) - Course #3121 | Credit (CS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This course is organized around major concepts of matter, structure, energy, and change. The concepts, principles and laws that describe the conservation of matter, changes in the structure of matter, and changes in energy will provide a framework for this course. Chemistry students should design and perform experiments, and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process.

Chemistry AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3123 | Credit (CS) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Chemistry or Instructor approval
Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry is a full-year introductory college course. The study includes advanced theoretical and physical understanding of chemistry. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP Chemistry exam.

Chemistry H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3122 | Credit (CS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Secondary Mathematics 3
This course is organized around major concepts of matter, structure, energy, and change. Chemistry students should design and perform experiments and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process. Honors Chemistry places more emphasis on understanding the core curriculum through the use of mathematics. It is recommended that students have completed or are enrolled in Secondary Mathematics 3.

Chemistry Lab AP - Course #3181 | Credit (CS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This is an advanced laboratory course which is designed to correlate with and complement the theoretical knowledge learned in Advanced Placement science courses.

Earth Science (Foundation/Core) - Course #3101 | Credit (ES) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
The theme for Earth Science is systems as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth’s place in the universe, internal structure, atmospheric processes, and resources are explored to help students understand how Earth Science interacts with society.

Earth Science H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3102 | Credit (ES) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
The theme for Earth Science is systems as an organizing concept to understand life on Earth, geological change, and the interaction of atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Earth’s place in the universe, internal structure, atmospheric processes, and resources are explored to help students understand how Earth Science interacts with society.

Environmental Science - Course #3103 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Students will apply overarching science concepts and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programing to understanding the environment, current environmental issues, and possible solutions to address those issues. Students will use systems science and inquiry to analyze, design, and evaluate solutions to community challenges.

Environmental Science AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3105 | Credit (ES) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is a core curriculum science course. The goal is to 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 human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Field Science - Course #3140 | Credit (E) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.25 Credits
Students will attend a summer science research-based course which features an experience in a natural area. Two days of class work will be followed by a 4-day outdoor experience that allows students to develop and test a hypothesis using scientific methods and equipment.

Genetics - Course #3164 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course focuses on understanding how traits are inherited and how DNA controls most aspects of cell behavior. DNA, pedigrees, environmental influences and cell function are studied.

Geology - Course #3165 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
The formation of Earth, its rocks and minerals, how they have changed and how they will continue to change are topics found in the study of geology. Plate tectonics, geologic history and landscape formation are examined.

Human Anatomy/Physiology - Course #3170 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course provides activity-based instruction pertaining to the structures and functions of organ systems of the human body.

Marine Biology and Oceanography - Course #3166 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
The study of the marine environment, living and nonliving, will be studied in this course. Fish, marine mammals, the physical environment of the sea and environmental challenges facing the world's’ oceans are examined.

Medical Anatomy and Physiology - Course #9120 | Credit (CTE, AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
This full-year course provides students with an in-depth study of health care careers including clinical experience in a variety of health care settings. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and abbreviations, diseases and disorders, medical ethics, and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for a variety of health technology programs. Participation in the HOSA youth leadership organization may be an integral part of this course.

Physics (Foundation/Core) - Course #3131 | Credit (PS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
The three major concepts included in the Physics Core are: (1) motion of objects, (2) forces acting on objects, and (3) energy. Physics students should design and perform experiments, and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process.

Physics 1 AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3136 | Credit (PS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Physics and Secondary Mathematics 2
This is a full-year, college-level course physics course. The topics for this course include introductory mechanics, waves, and electric fields and forces. University can be earned with a successful performance on the AP Physics exam.

Physics 2 AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3137 | Credit (PS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Physics and Secondary Mathematics 2
This is a full-year, college-level physics course. The topics for this course include advanced mechanics, light, optics, electric fields and forces, and fluids. University can be earned with a successful performance on the AP Physics exam.

Physics C – Mechanics AP (Foundation/Core) - Course #3135 | Credit (PS) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Physics and CP Math or Precalculus and AP Calculus AB or BC
This is an advanced college-level course in physics. Students should have taken an introductory physics course or AP Physics 1 or 2. Students should also have taken Secondary Mathematics 2, College Prep Math, or Precalculus and be currently enrolled in AP Calculus AB or BC. The focus of Physics C AP is mechanics. It is especially appropriate for students planning to enter careers in engineering or physical science. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the (AP) exam.

Physics H (Foundation/Core) - Course #3134 | Credit (PS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 2
The three major concepts included in the Physics Core are: (1) motion of objects, (2) forces acting on objects, and (3) energy. Physics students should design and perform experiments, and value inquiry as the fundamental scientific process. Honors physics students will place more emphasis on using mathematics to address the core curriculum.

Physics with Technology (Foundation/Core) - Course #8505 | Credit (CTE, PS) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Secondary Mathematics 1
The physics/electronics curriculum is divided into four major topics: matter, motion, energy, and circuits. The course emphasizes systems and the nature of science and helps students understand the close relationship between electronics and other sciences. Students will use advanced technology in this course to better understand physics.

Wildlife Biology - Course #3160 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is a hands-on comprehensive examination of North American wildlife. Students study a wide variety of local animal life, the management of those animals, and their habitats.

Zoology - Course #3163 | Credit (AAF-S) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Zoology is the study of the world of animals. Animal body structures, physiology, behaviors, habitats and classification are examined in this field of study.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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