Science

Earth/Space Science I
CS420O One Credit
Earth/Space Science is a laboratory course recommended for each ninth grade student in order to complete his/her general background in the fundamentals of science. Major areas of Earth/Space Science are geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, physical geography, energy, and the environment. This course meets one science requirement for the high school diploma.

Honors Earth/Space Science I
CS420H One Credit


Earth Science II (Currently unavailable)
CS421O One Credit
Syllabus
The laboratory course provides an advanced survey of earth science topics chosen from oceanography, geology, astronomy and meteorology. The content is organized around thematic units and human activities and influences are explored. This course meets one science requirement for the high school diploma. Pre-requisites: Earth/Space Science I
Note: Course is currently unavailable.


Biology I
CS430O One Credit
Biology, the study of living things, is a laboratory course which includes the following major areas of study: experimental design, chemistry, ells, genetics, viruses, monerans, protists, fungi, plants, animals, the human body, classification, evolution, and ecology. These areas are developed within the framework of the principal biological theories with an emphasis on critical thinking and science process skills. If dissections are conducted in class, alternatives will be provided for students who request them. This course meets one science requirement for the high school diploma.

Honors Biology I
CS430H One Credit


Biology II
CS431O One Credit


Chemistry
CS440O One Credit
This inquiry-based laboratory course surveys the major topics in inorganic chemistry. It is designed to provide a thorough foundation for the college-bound student, emphasizing the quantitative treatment of data, the development of critical thinking skills, abstract reasoning, and application of concepts. This course meets one of the science requirements for a high school diploma. Co-requisites: Algebra II

Physics
CS450O One Credit
This is a college preparatory course with emphasis on physical science concepts. Concepts involved include mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, electromagnetism, modern physics, and scientific investigation. Student experiences center around active inquiry and experimentation. This course meets one of the science requirements for a high school diploma. Co-requisites: Geometry

Honors Physics
CS450H One Credit
This is a college preparatory course with emphasis on the analytical treatment of content, which will include kinematics, dynamics, Newtonian mechanics, conservation laws, kinetic molecular theory, waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum. Students are required to complete an individual research paper using appropriate techniques of statistical analysis introduced in the student's prior science experiences. This course is primarily recommended for students planning to major in math or science at the college level. This course meets one of the science requirements for a high school diploma. Pre-requisites: Algebra II