Designed to provide college-preparatory students with a mathematical and laboratory oriented instruction in basic chemistry. Chemistry includes a thorough survey of the classification and interaction of matter, atomic theory, phase changes, bonding, acid/base reactions, stoichiometry and an introduction to organic chemistry.
By using laboratory work of an investigatory nature, students will learn the principles of biological science in order to meet graduation requirements and prepare for college entrance. All content presented to the class is in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards for Life Science.
An advanced and fast-paced college-level Physics class covering the foundations of Physics. Included topics cover all major branches of Physics including kinematics, mechanics, thermodynamics, sound, optics, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics. It is assumed that students will have already had some exposure to Physics prior to taking this class.
Advanced Placement Environmental Science is a college-level course designed to meet the requirement of the advanced placement curriculum as defined by the College Board. The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems natural and human made and evaluate these problems and examine alternative solutions.
Advanced Placement Chemistry is a college-level chemistry course designed to meet the requirement of the advanced placement curriculum as defined by the College Board. Topics covered include Atoms & Elements, Structure & Properties of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Equilibrium. Students should have strong math skills and an interest in pursuing science as a major in college.
Advanced Placement Biology is a college-level chemistry course designed to meet the requirement of the advanced placement curriculum as defined by the College Board. This course differs from CP Biology in the depth of study and amount of quantitative analysis in the laboratory work. Topics covered include cell structure & function, respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, heredity, genetics, evolution, taxonomy, plants, human physiology, human reproduction, animal behavior, and ecology.
Students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis (internal balance) and good health. Using real-world cases, students take the role of biomedical professionals and work together to solve medical mysteries. Hands-on projects include designing experiments, investigating the structures and functions. Students will be sculpting a human body using 3-D Manikins throughout the course.
Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore how to prevent and fight infection, how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.
Designed for college-preparatory students, this course considers the structural and functional interrelationships of the systems in the human body. The course includes class discussions, numerous labs, extensive work with slides, models and charts, and two or three major mammalian dissections.
Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to research processes and to bioinformatics. Hands-on projects enable students to investigate human body systems and various health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. Over the length of the course, students work together to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person.
In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project and may work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or industry.