This course is an introductory course in Anatomy and Physiology. It is tailored to meet the needs of students who are planning on pursuing careers in the allied health, medical and biological areas. Students will use the systems approach in this class, studying the level of organization in each of the body systems, the interaction between the different systems and the functioning of different homeostatic mechanisms that regulate each system. Clinical applications are included to further the understanding of the concepts. This class requires a strong work ethic and effectivie study habits.
This course is a contination of Anatomy and Physiology I. It is tailored to meet the needs of students who are planning on pursuing careers in the allied health, medical and biological areas. Students will use the systems approach in this class, studying the level of organization in each of the body systems, the interaction between the different systems and the functioning of different homeostatic mechanisms that regulate each system. Clinical applications are included to further the understanding of the concepts. This class requires a strong work ethic and effective study habits.
The Biology AP course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. This course will use laboratory exercises to enhance your learning of the major principles of molecules & cells, heredity & evolution, organisms & population.
(Online through One Schoolhouse) The AP Computer Science A course introduces the key concepts of programming in Java. The analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that students will develop in this course transfer to programming in other languages as well. This course is designed with the idea that programming should be fun, engaging, and intuitive. Students will learn to apply the main principles of object-oriented software design and programming using classes and objects, constructors, methods, instance and static variables, inheritance, class hierarchies, and polymorphism. Students work creatively and collaboratively with their classmates to discuss ethical and social issues relating to the use of technology, and develop a solid foundation from which to launch into a wide range of computer science areas. This course prepares students for the AP Computer Science A Exam in May.
This is equivalent to freshman college chemistry class plus laboratory and has high expectations of the participants. The course moves quickly and students are expected to use their own initiative in studying and completing problems. Concepts covered in Chemistry I Honors are covered in more detail, and some higher-level topics are introduced. Students are prepared for, and expected to take, the College Board Advanced Placement Exam for college credit at the end of the year. Strong performance in previous math and science courses is necessary. It is possible to earn college credit based on performance on the College Board's AP Chemistry Exam.
This full year AP Environmental Science course is the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course requires that students identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, engineering, chemistry, and geography.
Biology I H is a faster-paced and more comprehensive examination of the topics including the cell, genetics, evolution, zoology, botany, and ecology. Laboratory activities and experiments are an integral part of this class.
Bioscience is a laboratory-based course emphasizing key concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics used in modern applications within the biological sciences. Students investigate genetic and ethical issues including epigenetics, genetic screening, personalized medicine, genetic engineering, cloning, and stem cell research.
This course is a study of the forms and changes of matter and how these changes relate to real world examples. Problem-solving techniques are emphasized, as well as mastery of basic chemical principles. The course is designed to give students a foundation for college chemistry.
In Chemistry I Honors, a wider range of topics is introduced, with an emphasis on mathematical problem solving and analysis of experiment results. The pace is fast and students are expected to complete reading and problems as assigned. Homework is seldom collected for credit. Students are expected to understand the importance of keeping up with daily work.
Environmental science provides a foundation in ecology necessary for understanding complex interactions within ecosystems. This foundation allows students to explore current environmental issues such as resource depletion, pollution, habitat loss, and other issues specific to various biomes with deeper scientific analysis.
This one-semester course is project-based and will explore the science of criminology drawing upon students' knowledge from prior science courses. Students will learn to use laboratory analysis techniques based on those used by real forensics experts. Labs and projects will develop students' observation skills and deductive reasoning.
Pathophysiology seeks to provide an understanding of the mechanisms of disease by investigating how and why changes in body structure and function lead to the signs and symptoms of disease. This class builds on Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) to demonstrate what happens when body functions and associated organ systems, learned in A&P, fail to maintain homeostasis.
This course examines psychological, social, and behavioral influences on women's health. It focuses on the interplay of lifestyle factors, and mental and physical health in women. Topics covered include high-risk health behaviors, stress, weight, sexuality, fertility, and promoting health and wellness among women. Emphasis is on understanding women's health from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This is a semester course (which can be taken more than once) that engages students in engineering and design activities to enhance knowledge and creative problem-solving skills. This inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to engineering and design thinking. We will look at real world community issues centered around social justice and civic engagement. Project research will be student driven and could be centered on any of a number of subjects including but not limited to: robotics, STEAM careers, or theater production. This course is well suited for students who are working on their senior service project.
(Online with One Schoolhouse) The goal of this course is to introduce students to some of the major areas of computer science as well as develop their programming skills to produce useful solutions and creative artifacts. Throughout the course, students conduct research and investigate current issues and innovations enabled by the application of computer science, such as virtual reality, robotics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and e-commerce. Students learn fundamental computer programming concepts using a simple but powerful block-based programming language to implement methods, functions, parameters, arguments, if-else statements, and loops in a creative and animated environment. Students then explore a Java-like language that incorporates an electronic sketchbook with graphics, animation, and object-oriented programming concepts, while utilizing a more traditional, text-based coding methodology.