Advanced Biology – Conservation Biology

This course focuses on protecting the biodiversity on Earth. We investigate the various scales of biodiversity, including gene, population, species, ecosystem, and global scales, and learn about the interaction of life with the environment. We then use this knowledge to devise protection strategies for all levels of biological organization. Modeling Physics, Chemistry, or department approval…

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Advanced Biology – Cell Biology

Cell Biology investigates the structures of organelles within cells, the function of cells, and the communication between cells. Students also explore the consequences of the breakdown of these processes, including cancer and other diseases that result from improper cell function. Modeling Physics, Chemistry, or department approval is a prerequisite for this course. (Semester, .50 credit)

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Advanced Biology – Anatomy and Physiology of Plants

Anatomy and Physiology of Plants explores the wide diversity of structures and functions in the plant kingdom at the organ, tissue, cell, and subcellular levels. The basic organs (roots, stems, and leaves), tissues (dermal, vascular, and ground), cell structures, and reproductive systems will be covered in this class. Negative and positive feedback systems, maintaining homeostasis,…

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Advanced Biology – Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals explores the intricate and sophisticated relationship between the structure and functions of the human body at the organ, tissue, cell, and subcellular levels. The second theme threaded throughout the course is human health and disease. This course studies the human musculoskeletal, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, immune, excretory, and reproductive…

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Chemistry Honors

This tenth-grade course is designed to give the student a proficient background in basic chemical properties, reactions, and theories through discussions, demonstrations, practice problem-solving, and laboratory work. The main goal is to help students understand the applications of chemistry to daily life and the world around them. Topics such as atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical…

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Chemistry

This course is designed to give students a proficient background in basic chemical properties, reactions, and theories through class work (lecture/discussions and demonstrations) and regular laboratory work. A main goal is to help students understand the applications of chemistry to daily life and the world around them. Such topics include atomic theory, chemical bonding, thermodynamics,…

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Physics

Through class discussions and experiments, this laboratory-oriented course explores the physical laws of nature and the techniques of science. This course provides the basic background material and skills needed for later science courses, and covers laboratory measurements and procedures, development of mathematical and scientific models, Newton’s laws of motion, energy, and electric circuits. One major…

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Science 8 – Life and Environmental Science

This lab-driven course begins by focusing on the structure and function of life. Students build on previously learned information about cells and do hands-on work to study how cells produce energy and how materials move through cells. The spotlight then moves to how cells work together to form organ systems and the way those systems…

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Science 7 – Earth and Space Science

The year begins with a focus on the properties of matter, which are used as the foundation for explaining the structure of the Earth and its internal layers. Students then explore changes on Earth, both at the surface level (the rock cycle, weathering, erosion and deposition) and below (plate tectonics and accompanying earthquakes and volcanoes).…

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