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Anatomy and Physiology (College Prep & Honors)
Essential principles of anatomy and physiology are presented, including cell and tissue studies, as well as coverage of the body systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the interconnected relationships of the structure of human organ systems and how these systems are designed to function together to make a complete organism. Intense memorization of terminology is required every cycle.
Biology (College Prep & Honors)
This course includes the major biological concepts ranging from cellular biology to ecological relationships, as well as the relationship between structure and function of the human body. Concepts will be investigated by means of models, laboratory activities, group assignments, and individual projects. Other topics include genetics, evolution, taxonomy and biological diversity.
Chemistry (College Prep & Honors)
This is an inquiry­based course that explores the properties of matter in the universe and the changes that matter undergoes. Topics include atomic structure, understanding the periodic table, moles, chemical reactions, kinetic energy of state changes, gas laws, and nuclear chemistry. This course will prepare students for post­secondary level and provides an understanding of the composition of the natural world.
Engineering (College Prep & Honors)
Engineering is a project­based course that intends to form connections between academic theory and practical application in the course. Students will build solutions to real world situations exploring the design concepts, social implications and supporting technology that form the backbone of engineering. Students will be exposed to the branches of engineering which include mechanical, electrical, civil/structural, biomedical, environmental, aerospace, and computer science.
Advanced Engineering (College Prep & Honors)
Advanced Engineering is a project­based course that delves further into engineering concepts covered in Introduction to Engineering. In particular the class will focus on integrating concepts from multiple branches of engineering, math and science with attention paid to social impacts to form and build solutions to real world situations. Topics to include focus on advanced engineering topics in mechanical, electrical, civil/structural, biomedical, environmental, aerospace, and computer science. This course will provide students for the post­secondary level.
Environmental Science
This is the study of human activities and their effect on the environment. Students will be exposed to a variety of different concepts regarding our environment. Topics will include land use, natural resources, renewable energy, deforestation, air, water and land pollution, fossil fuels, climate change, green energy and waste.
Physics (College Prep & Honors)
In this course students recognize the nature and scope of physics and how it is manifested in the world around them. Topics include motion, forces, energy, heat, waves, electricity and magnetism. Students learn about natural phenomena by using concepts to calculate quantities such as velocity, acceleration, momentum, and energy. This is a hands­on laboratory oriented course which will prepare them for post­secondary level science courses.