Course Offerings

Course Information and Descriptions

Earth Science

Honors Earth Science

Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9

Prerequisite:

Honors: Must have at least a B in Physical Science 8, Passed the Grade 8 SOL, Teacher Recommendation

Description of the Class:

This class explores the areas of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Students learn concepts related to earth studies and experience hands-on laboratory opportunities. The Earth Science SOL test will be administered in this class. Successful completion of the course and the Earth Science SOL test will result in a verified credit.

Biology

Honors Biology

Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 10 - 11

Prerequisite:

Earth Science

Honors: Must have at least a B in Earth Science, Passed the Earth Science SOL, Teacher Recommendation

Description of the Class:

This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding of living systems and their relationships with the environment. Students will gain understanding through laboratory experiences and other activities. This course is designed for students working on a Standard Diploma. The Biology SOL test will be administered in this class. Successful completion of the course and the Biology SOL test will result in a verified credit.

Advanced Biology

Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11 - 12

Prerequisite:

Description of the Class:

This course is a rigorous advanced biology course, focusing on variety of concepts that are crucial to the understanding the role Biological concepts play in the harmony of the living world. The major concepts covered in this course are scientific reasoning, cellular biology, general zoology, and human anatomy & physiology.

DE General Biology I and II

Credit: 2 HS, 6 College Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite:

Pass SVCC placement test. Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry. This is a required Associates Degree class. Class offering is dependent upon teacher availability.

Description of the Class:

DE Biology is a rigorous college-level class that explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. The curriculum introduces the persity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution.

Chemistry

Honors Chemistry

Credit: 1 Grade Level: 11 - 12

Prerequisite:

Should be enrolled in (or completed) Algebra II, A "B" average in prior math classes and having passed related SOLS is strongly recommended.

Honors: Must have at least a B in Biology, Passed the Biology SOL, Teacher Recommendation

Description of the Class:

Chemistry is designed for students working on an Advanced Studies Diploma and planning to go to college. It requires a strong math background in both Algebra I and Geometry since emphasis is placed on the mathematical concepts underlying chemical principles. Students are required to learn advanced concepts and to conduct themselves in a responsible manner in working with hazardous substances and potentially dangerous equipment. The Chemistry SOL test will be administered in this class. Chemistry is highly recommended for students anticipating going into a post-secondary nursing program.

Ecology

Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 9 - 12

Prerequisite:

Earth Science and Biology

Description of the Class:

This class offers an in depth look at the environment and the processes that affect it. Unit topics include air, water, soils, waste, and legislation. Emphasis is placed on human’s impact on the natural environment. Varieties of lab and field experiences are utilized in the instruction of this course.

Honors Physics

Science Credit: 1 Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite:

Description of the Class:

Honors Physics covers the following topics: dynamics (study of how an object moves and reacts), electricity, waves and optics, and nuclear physics. Physics is a science course whose primary language is mathematics.

 

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