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  • SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

  • SCIENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Core 40 Diploma

    Biology (either Biology I or Honors Biology I)

    1 physical science course (Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Chemistry & Physics)

    2 semesters of another science: (Earth Science, or Advanced Science, PLTW courses)

  • SCIENCE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors Biology (either Biology I or Honors Biology I)

    1 physical science course (Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Chemistry & Physics)

    2 semesters of another science: (Earth Science, or Advanced Science, PLTW courses)

    Must earn a grade of C- or above in courses that count toward the diploma

  • HONORS VS. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

    Honors classes: (Biology, Chemistry) cover the same state standards as the regular courses but in more depth.

    Advanced Placement (AP) courses: (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics) are college level courses that follow a specific curriculum set by the College Board. Students take an exam in the spring. If students prove themselves on the exam, they may receive college credit for their score.

  • CHOOSINGWhat do I take after 8th grade science? Biology vs. Honors Biology

    Students that are strong in Science, Math AND Language Arts are more successful in Honors Biology than if they were strong in just one area.

    Honors Biology focuses on critical thinking and application skills; very rigorous course

    An A+ in 8th grade science does NOT mean that they will be an A student in Honors Biology

    Good work ethic and time management skills are essential

  • CHOOSING What do I take after 8th grade Honors Biology?

    Honors Chemistry vs. Chemistry

    Solid algebra background a plus for Honors Chemistry

    Math strength is a bigger indicator for Honors Chemistry than Biology grade

  • SPECIAL COURSESProject Lead The Way

    Principles of Biomedical Sciences Must have taken at least Algebra I successfully as an 8th

    grader

    Must enroll in Honors Biology I or Biology I (or have already taken it as an 8th grader)

    Elective course

    Introduction to Engineering Design Must have taken at least Algebra I with a B average as

    an 8th grader

    Can be taken at any time during high school

    Elective course

  • SPECIAL COURSEAgriculture

    Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources No prerequisite

    Foundation course for all other agricultural classes

  • The Future in Science Advanced Science Courses taken

    sophomore, junior & senior year Year courses:

    Dual Credit (Anatomy/physiology, ACP Chemistry)

    AP Courses (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science)

    Forensic Sciences

    Semester Course: Genetics

    Microbiology

    Zoology

    Intro to Neuroscience

    Astronomy I & II

    Organic Chemistry

    Oceanography

    Meteorology