The curriculum of the Science Department has been designed in view of the school’s policy of providing a strong foundation of education suitable to the student’s present needs, interests, and future development. To that end, the science faculty has prepared a program of study and laboratory work that will instill, in each student, basic scientific knowledge. In addition, the science department has adopted a STEM curriculum into all of its courses. Anatomy and Physiology, Biology II Honors AP Chemistry II Honors AP, Forensics, Physics, Physics Honors, Physics Honors AP 1 and 2, and Physics of Technology are elective courses and may be scheduled only with the permission of a student’s science teacher and the approval of the Science Department Chairperson.
This is a survey of the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry, the metric system, the scientific method, descriptive chemistry, force, motion, heat, light, electrical energy, organic chemistry, and the periodic table. Physical science serves to prepare students for future work in biology, chemistry, and physics.
Physical Science Honors
This course is taken by students whose academic record and science background indicate the ability to work at an advanced level at either the eighth grade level or the freshman level The course covers the same topics as physical science with enrichment activities and additional laboratory work to prepare students for future work in advanced science courses.
Anatomy and Physiology
This is a full-year elective course that presents a survey of the structure and function of the human body. Topics will include the basic plan and organization of the body, biochemistry, homeostasis, cell structure and function, histology, embryology, and an in-depth study of each of the organ systems and their interrelationships (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, nervous, lymphatic, immune, urinary, and reproductive systems.) The course will involve significant amounts of lab work in addition to traditional classroom instruction. Concurrent enrollment in physics is required. Prerequisites: Strong academic performance in Biology and Chemistry
Succeed in Physical Science
This is an online textbook for those who need extra help in Physical Science.
This is an online tutorial/dictionary.
High School Chemistry Resources
This site contains numerous links to Chemistry related topics.
The Physics Classroom
This is an online classroom with physics lessons, multimedia resources, and quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding.