Chemistry - College Prep
"The Properties of Matter Are a Consequence of its Structure" is the central theme of this Chemistry, College Prep course. The course begins with an examination of the entire enterprise of chemistry working into problem solving, measurement principles, mathematical techniques, and a classification system for matter. Course work includes atomic theory, nuclear and atomic structure, the classification of atoms and the mole which prepares students to begin quantitative laboratory work. The periodic table, atomic combinations of molecules and ions of different kinds will be considered as well as concepts of energy, nuclear chemistry, organic compound properties and their reactions.

Chemistry - Honors
"The Properties of Matter Are a Consequence of its Structure" is the central theme of this Chemistry Honors course. The course begins with an examination of the entire enterprise of chemistry working into problem solving, measurement principles, mathematical techniques, and a classification system for matter. Course work includes atomic theory, nuclear and atomic structure, the classification of atoms and the mole which prepares students to begin quantitative laboratory work. The periodic table, atomic combinations of molecules and ions of different kinds will be considered as well as concepts of energy, nuclear chemistry, organic compound properties and their reactions.

Biology
General Biology introduces the student to the representative members of all life forms. Various organisms, from simple to complex, will be classified according to similar characteristics. Students will study the systems that maintain and control life as well as systems that ensure reproduction. Students will study concepts of growth and development and the passing on of traits to their offspring. Students will study the interactions of living things with each other and the non-living parts of their environments. Through this course, students will develop problem solving skills by using the scientific method and measure with the metric system. Students will learn the proper care and use of the microscope and other laboratory equipment. Safe practices will be stressed. Students will be required to use appropriate safety apparel and act in a responsible manner.

Biology - College Prep
This course is designed to introduce students to representative members of all types of life forms. These various living things, from the single celled variety to the very complex, will be grouped and classified according to similar characteristics.

Systems that maintain and control life in these living things will be introduced as well as methods of reproduction, development, and passing on characteristics to offspring. Interaction of these living things with each other and the non-living parts of their environment will also be studied.

Biology - Honors
This course is designed to introduce students to representative members of all types of life forms. These various living things, from the single celled variety to the very complex, will be grouped and classified according to similar characteristics.

Systems that maintain and control life in these living things will be introduced as well as methods of reproduction, development, and passing on characteristics to offspring. Interaction of these living things with each other and the non-living parts of their environment will also be studied.

Physics
The Physics course is designed to help students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities to learn Physics. Physics is designed to involve the students in hands on labs to test the theories and information they are taught. Each subject includes a feature describing an interaction between either physics and technology or society. Students will be required to participate in the robotics competition by building a robot.

Physics - Honors
Physics is the most basic of sciences and is the study of the relationship between energy and matter. This course is divided into four major areas:

1. Mechanics and Heat

2. Waves

3. Electricity and Magnetism

4. Nuclear Physics

Active Physics
A two-part course taught in conjunction with Chemistry in the Community. Active Physics is an alternative physics course for high school students who would not normally enroll in physics. This is an activity-based course that can be successful with all students from 9th to 12th grades.

Active Physics is a course with limited prerequisites. It is different from traditional physics courses because it takes a real world approach to teaching physics and explains why the world around us works.

Aquatic Eco Systems
Aquatic Eco Systems gives the student a basic understanding of the importance of our oceans. The course will be divided into seven major areas of study. These will include an introduction to the world's oceans, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, biological oceanography, fisheries oceanography, and meteorological oceanography.

Robotics
Robotics is a class that involves the design, control, and programming of robots with an emphasis on programming. Students will construct robots to perform specific tasks. They will program the robots using a simple computer program and various sensors and switches.