AP BIOLOGY CREDIT: 1.00
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors in their first year, and prepares the student for the Advance Placement Exam. It covers a wide range of topics: cell structure and function, the chemistry of life, cellular metabolism, genetics, cell reproduction microorganisms, plants, animals, evolution, and behavior and ecology. The lectures are accompanied by experiments that help the student grasp important and advanced concepts in biology. The goals of the AP Biology course is to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain appreciation of science as a process.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and Entrance Test Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12
AP CHEMISTRY CREDIT: 1.00
This is an introductory college level course including practical laboratory work. Students attending the course will gain an in-depth knowledge of the following: atomic structure and the Periodic Table, bonding, stoichiometry and chemical equations, gasses, bases, kinetics, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, principles of organic chemistry and its applications to biochemistry and molecular biology (genetics). This course is a very intensive study that requires maturity as well as willingness and commitment to academic excellence by the student. Highly developed mathematical skills, a Chemistry course and manual dexterity are prerequisites.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 15 Pre-requisite(s): CHEMISTRY and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: ALGEBRA II HONORS
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE * (not offered in 2015-16) CREDIT: 1.00
AP Environmental Science is a one year course that contains substantial number of lab activities, field trips and case studies through which the course content is taught. The course content includes the following topics: ecology of ecosystems; water, soil, food and wildlife resources; pollution and management; sustainability; environmental economics and law.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and ALGEBRA 2 Open to grade(s): 10, 11, 12 Co-enrollment: Algebra 2 or none
AP PHYSICS 1 * (not offered in 2015-16) CREDIT: 1.00
This is s a non-calculus based course that covers a wide range of topics including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, waves and optics, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics. The course is structured to include lectures, problem solving, and concept development. Lab experiments are designed to develop students’ abilities to take data with or without high-tech probes and software, organize the data, analyze the data and sources of error, draw conclusions, and explore ways of improving or extending the experiment.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 10 Pre-requisite(s): PHYSICS 1 and Teacher Approval Open to grade(s): 12 Co-enrollment: CALCULUS and AP Physics LAB
BIOLOGY 1 CREDIT: 0.50
This is a course designed to provide students with an awareness of the natural world, basic scientific concepts, stimulation of critical thinking and application of learned knowledge. In this course, students will learn the basics of biochemistry with a focus on the main organic and inorganic compounds. Furthermore the students will learn the basic structure of the cell as well as the cell processes like-cell division and mutations, photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Also, the main principles of genetics, like Mendel's laws of heredity and autosomal and sex-linked diseases will be part of the curriculum. Throughout this course, students will learn new concepts and apply them in the labs, both hands-on and virtual ones.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 22 Pre-requisite(s): Algebra 1 Open to grade(s): 9, 10 Co-enrollment: English 9/10 Honors
BIOLOGY 2 CREDIT: 0.50
This course is a continuance of the Biology 1 course continues to teach the basic concepts of Biology. These are the core topics: evolution, classification of living things-viruses and monerans, protosoans, fungi, plants and animals. During the course the students are intended to work on projects in order to learn the practical application of the gained knowledge.
Pre-requisite(s): Biology1 &Earth Science1 Open to grade(s): 12 Co-enrollment: Earth Science2
CHEMISTRY 1 CREDIT: 0.50
This course gives students a solid grounding in basic chemical principles that they need for college. Key topics include atomic structure and periodicity, ionic and covalent compounds, conservation of matter, chemical reactions and stoichiometry. Students gain scientific and chemical literacy, problem solving skills and an understanding of the impact of science and technology on society. Laboratory activities reinforce lecture material and demonstrate laboratory skills such as weighing and heating samples, filtration, titration, and careful observation.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 18 Pre-requisite(s): Biology 1 & Earth Science 1 Open to grade(s): 10 Co-enrollment: ALGEBRA II HONORS
CHEMISTRY 2 CREDIT: 0.50
This course introduces the concepts of the mole, stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic trends, pH and equilibrium. Laboratory experiments reinforce lecture material and demonstrate laboratory skills such as weighing and heating samples, filtration, titration, and careful observation. The solution of quantitative problems is important to the application of the concepts introduced. Strong Algebra skills are required.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 18 Pre-requisite(s): Physics1 and Chemistry 1 Open to grade(s): 11 Co-enrollment: None
PHYSICS 1 CREDIT: 0.50
This course introduces applications of physics, with a particular focus on the following areas: kinematics, forces, work, energy, power, heat and temperature and fluids. Instructional methods help students relate course material to everyday life through labs and critical problem solving. Laboratory activities and computer simulations are designed to reinforce lecture material and to develop a measurement of critical thinking skills. Presentation of detailed lab reports and a formal research project encompassing the field of study may be required.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): Biology 1 & Earth Science 1 Open to grade(s): 10
PHYSICS 2 CREDIT: 0.50
This course continues to teach applications of physics, with particular focus on the following areas: Electrostatics, Current and Electricity, Magnetism, Wave Characteristics, Wave Behaviors and Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Instructional methods help students relate course material to everyday life through labs and critical problem solving. Laboratory activities and computer simulations are designed to reinforce lecture material and to develop a measurement of critical thinking skills. Presentation of detailed lab reports and a formal research project encompassing the field of study may be required.
Restrictions: Class estimate: 20 Pre-requisite(s): Physics 1 Open to grade(s): 11 Co-enrollment: None
AP PHYSICS 2 CREDIT: 1.0
This is a non-calculus based course that covers a wide range of topics including mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, waves and optics, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, including topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. The course is structured to include lectures, problem solving, and concept development. Lab experiments are designed to develop students’ abilities to take data with or without high-tech probes and software, organize the data, analyze the data and sources of error, draw conclusions, and explore ways of improving or extending the experiment.
Restrictions: 10 Pre-requisite(s): AP Physics 1 Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: Algebra 2
EARTH SCIENCE CREDIT: 1.0
This is an introductory course of basic concepts of Earth Science. In the first semester, the course will start with the Big Bang theory and the way our solar system was created, the structure of our planet, including the different types of soils and minerals present. Also, students will learn about tectonic plate movement, the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the changes that occur within. At the end of the semester, students will learn about Earth Biomes and their characteristics, succession that takes place within the biomes as well as the natural resources, mining and their effects on our planet. In the second semester, students will learn about the Biosphere, the types of organisms that live in it, and the bio-geological cycles that take place within the biosphere. Furthermore this course will focus on the human impact on the ecosystem (such as human population growth, pollution and pollution types), global warming, ozone-layer depletion, environmental refugees and sustainability as the most important concept that will help the survival of our planet.
Restrictions: Class estimate:22 Pre-requisite(s): BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY/ PHYSICS Open to grade(s): 11, 12 Co-enrollment: None
EARTH SCIENCE 1 CREDIT: 0.50
This is an introductory course of basic concepts of Earth Science that will help students to learn more about our planet. At the beginning the course will start with the Big Bang theory and the way our solar system was created, to continue with the structure of our planet, including the different types of sols and minerals present. Furthermore the students will learn about the tectonic plate movement and the changes that occur during this process. As a continuance to the structure of the Earth we continue with the Atmosphere and the changes that occur within, as well as the Hydrosphere and its changes. This course will finish off with the Biosphere, the types of organisms that live in it, as well as the biogeological cycles that take place within the biosphere-nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon cycles.
Restrictions: Class estimate:20 Pre-requisite(s): BIOLOGY 1 Open to grade(s): 9, 10 Co-enrollment: BIOLOGY 1
EARTH SCIENCE 2 CREDIT: 0.50
This course is the continuation of the Earth Science 1 and the students will study about the Biosphere, the types of organisms that live in it, as well as the bio-geological cycles that take place within the biosphere-nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon cycles. Furthermore this course will focus on the human impact on the ecosystem (such as human population growth, pollution and pollution types), global warming, ozone-layer depletion, environmental refugees and sustainability as the most important concept that will help survival of our planet.
Restrictions: Class estimate:22 Pre-requisite(s): Biology 1, Earth Science 1, Chemistry 1&2 and Physics 1&2 Open to grade(s): 9, 10 Co-enrollment: BIOLOGY 1