Science

Advanced Placement Biology

Course Number:
2000340
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry suggested, meet Honors Criteria and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:

A college level course that focuses on principles and concepts of the big ideas in biological science, including: cellular processes, genetics/heredity, evolution, and ecology. Students are expected to take a final AP exam.

Advanced Placement Chemistry

Course Number:
2003370
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Chemistry Honors, Meet Honors Criteria and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:

A rigorous, college level course that will immerse students in sophisticated chemical principles and concepts and fundamental laboratory technique. This is a synthesis/application course that covers these “big ideas”: atoms, reactions and stoichiometry, chemical energy and thermodynamics, gases and intermolecular forces, kinetics, solubility equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium. Students are expected to take a final AP exam.

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

Course Number:
2001380
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:

This is a rigorous college level course that studies interrelationships of the natural world. Concepts include: energy transfer, interactions between earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment and sustainability.

Advanced Placement Physics 1

Course Number:
2003421
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Honors Physics is suggested, teacher recommendation, students should have completed Algebra 2, concurrent enrollment in pre-calculus.
Course Description:

This is a rigorous, college level course. It delves into the main principles of physics and emphasizes conceptual understanding with problem-solving using algebra and some trigonometry. Topics include: Kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, work, energy and power, Mechanical Waves and sound, introduction to electrostatics. Students are expected to take a final AP Exam.

Advanced Placement Physics 2

Course Number:
2003422
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Teacher recommendation, students should have taken AP Physics 1. Students should have taken pre-calculus or an equivalent course.
Course Description:

This is equivalent to a second semester college course in algebra based physics. The course covers Fluid mechanics, Thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, Circuitry, Optics, Quantum, Atomic, and Nuclear physics. Students are expected to take a final AP Exam.

Advanced Placement Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Course Number:
2003425
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Teacher recommendation based on prior AP physics and math courses.
Course Description:

This course is a calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course. Students are expected to take a final AP exam.

Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics

Course Number:
2003430
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Students should have completed AP Calculus AB and be concurrently enrolled in AP Calculus BC, prior AP Physics Course, and teacher recommendation.
Course Description:

A rigorous, college level course, AP Physics C is typically the second part of the college sequence that is foundational for students who wish to major in the physical sciences or engineering. Strong emphasis on problem solving with calculus. Topics include: kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, circular motion/rotation, oscillations and gravitation. Students are expected to take a final AP exam.

AICE Biology 1 AS Level

Course Number:
2000321
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
AICE Placement
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide exploratory experiences, laboratory experiences and real-life applications in the biological sciences in an accelerated fashion.

AICE Chemistry (AS Level)

Course Number:
2003371
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Chemistry and Teacher recommendation
Course Description:

This course includes theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of chemistry and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The course will foster creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path.

AICE Chemistry 2

Course Number:
2003373
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
None
Course Description:

Cambridge International A Level Chemistry includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of chemistry ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry is ideal for learners who want to study chemistry or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

AICE Environmental Science

Course Number:
2001381
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Biology and Algebra 1
Course Description:

Co-Requisites: None. AICE Environmental Science develops scientific knowledge and understanding of global environmental issues and theories, and of the policies and strategies for managing the environment. The course covers the sustainable use and management of resources, and strategies that aim to protect environments. Learners will interpret and analyze data and do investigative work. Case studies allow teachers to choose their own examples to investigate, which may be local, regional or global.

AICE Marine Science (AS Level)

Course Number:
2002515
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Chemistry or AICE Environmental Science
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to give a thorough introduction to the study of Marine Science. Topics covered will include: Marine ecosystems and biodiversity, Energy flow amongst food chains and webs, Nutrient cycles in the Marine Ecosystem, Coral Reefs and Lagoon systems, Physical and Chemical Oceanography.

AICE Marine Science A Level

Course Number:
2002535
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
None
Course Description:

Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the teaching of the whole course. Science is a practical subject and research suggests that success in future scientific study, or a scientific career, requires good practical skills.

AICE Physics A Level

Course Number:
2003433
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Chemistry or AICE Physics AS Level
Course Description:

Co-Requisites: AICE Math or higher math. In addition to greater depth of topics covered in AICE Physics 1AS, students will learn about: circular motion, gravitational fields, ideal gases, temperature, thermal properties of materials, oscillations, electronics, magnetic fields and quantum physics.

AICE Physics AS Level

Course Number:
2003431
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Biology
Course Description:

Co-Requisites: AICE Math or higher math. The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to study the concepts, theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and forces, and their applications through exploratory investigations and activities.

Anatomy and Physiology

Course Number:
2000350
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology with a Grade of C or higher
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with exploratory activities in the structure and functions of the human body. The content includes anatomical terminology, cells and tissues, systems of the body, genetics and disease processes.

Anatomy and Physiology Honors

Course Number:
2000360
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Honors Biology, meet honors criteria
Course Description:

This course provides greater depth of topic on the structure and functions of the human body. The content includes anatomical terminology, histology, systems of the body, organization and development of living things, genetics and disease processes.

Biology 1

Course Number:
2000310
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Environmental Science
Course Description:

The course provides information and activities in the life sciences. Among the topics covered are: Molecular and cellular biology, classification, heredity and evolution, populations and ecosystems. Students who complete this course will take the state end of course exam which comprises 30% of their grade for the year.

Biology 1 Honors

Course Number:
2000320
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Meet honors criteria, teacher recommendation.
Course Description:

Co-requisite: Geometry Honors or higher. This course provides greater depth of topic and faster pace than Biology 1. Among topics covered are: Molecular and cellular biology, classification, heredity and evolution, ecosystems. Students who complete this course will take the state end of course exam which comprises 30% of their grade for the year.

Chemistry 1

Course Number:
2003340
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology, Algebra 1 with a grade of C or higher, FAST reading score no less than a strong 3, teacher recommendation.
Course Description:

Corequisite: Algebra 2: This rigorous course studies the composition and changes associated with matter. Math is an integral part of the course.

Chemistry 1 Honors

Course Number:
2003350
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology, Algebra 1 with a grade of C or higher, FAST reading score no less than a strong 3, teacher recommendation.
Course Description:

Corequisite: Algebra 2 Honors: This rigorous course studies the composition and changes associated with matter. Math is an integral part of the course. This course includes some rigorous standards that are not part of the standard course.

Earth/Space Science

Course Number:
2001310
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to develop and apply concepts basic to the Earth, its materials, processes, history and environment, and, to learn concepts about our universe.

Environmental Science

Course Number:
2001340
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
None
Course Description:

This course gives students opportunity to explore living and non-living relationships in the environmental world. Students will learn about various types of renewable and non-renewable resources, and human impact on the environment. Students will have opportunity to discuss the impact of human activity and will learn sustainability practices.

Experimental Science 1 Honors

Course Number:
2002340
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biotechnology 3
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to investigate scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental and safety procedures in the lab.

FL Pre-IB Physics 1

Course Number:
2003836
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Teacher recommendation and placement in the Pre-IB program.
Course Description:

Co-requisite: Algebra 2 H or higher The purpose of this course is to provide students with rigorous introductory study of the theories and interactions of matter, energy and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity and sound.

Forensic Science 1

Course Number:
2002480
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology and Chemistry
Course Description:

Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course.

IB Env Systems & Societies 2

Course Number:
2001375
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Teacher recommendation, placement in the IB program, PIB or Honors Biology, PIB or Honors Chemistry.
Course Description:

Students will be provided with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies. Topics include Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation, Water and Food Production Systems, Soil and Atmospheric Systems and Human Systems and Resource Use. Students will sit for the IB SL Examination at the conclusion of this course.

International Baccalaureate Biology 1

Course Number:
2000805
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
PreInternational Baccalaureate Biology
Course Description:

This is the first year of IB Biology study on the principles and processes of Biology. Course topics include cells, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution and biodiversity and human physiology.

International Baccalaureate Biology 2

Course Number:
2000810
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Placement in IB program, International Baccalaureate Biology 1
Course Description:

This course will provide a second year of study of the principles and processes of biology. The course emphasizes biochemistry, genetics, evolution, plant science and human physiology and health.

International Baccalaureate Biology 3

Course Number:
2000820
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
International Baccalaureate Biology 2
Course Description:

This is a 3rd year biology course with an emphasis on organismal biology.

International Baccalaureate Chemistry 2

Course Number:
2003810
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
International Baccalaureate Chemistry 1
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth, quantitative study of the application of chemistry principles, concepts, and experimental methods

International Baccalaureate Chemistry 3

Course Number:
2003820
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Placement in IB Program
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth, quantitative study of the development and application of chemistry principles, concepts and experimental methods.

International Baccalaureate Physics 2

Course Number:
2003845
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Placement in the IB program, IB Physics 1
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to study the concepts, theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and forces and their applications through exploratory investigations and activities. Students will learn how to apply knowledge of the nature

International Baccalaureate Physics 3

Course Number:
2003850
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 1.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Placement in the IB program, IB Physics 2
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide a college-level course in physics and to prepare students to seek credit and/or appropriate placement in college physics courses.

Marine Science 1

Course Number:
2002500
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Standard 0.0
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. Content includes marine systems, formation of the oceans and interrelationships between man and the ocean environment.

Marine Science 1 Honors

Course Number:
2002510
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Biology Honors and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. Content includes marine systems, formation of the oceans and interrelationships between man and the ocean environment. This course includes some rigorous standards that are not part of the standard course.

Physical Science Honors

Course Number:
2003320
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Meet Honors Criteria and Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:

Co-Requisite Algebra 1 Honor. This purpose of this course is to provide students with the introductory concepts of physics and chemistry. Math is an integral part of this course.

Physics 1 Honors

Course Number:
2003390
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Meet Honors Criteria, Biology Honors, Algebra I Honors with a grade of C or higher
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with rigorous introductory study of the theories and interactions of matter, energy and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity and sound.

Pre-AICE Biology IGCSE Level

Course Number:
2000322
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
AICE Placement
Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to provide exploratory experiences, laboratory, and real-life applications in the biological sciences. Among topics covered are: Molecular and cellular biology, classification, heredity and evolution, ecosystems. Students who complete this course will take the state end of course exam which comprises 30% of their grade for the year.

Pre-AICE Chemistry IGCSE Level

Course Number:
2003372
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Biology and Teacher recommendation
Course Description:

Laboratory investigations which include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving and experimental procedures are an integral part of this course.

PRE-AICE PHYSICS IG

Course Number:
2003432
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Pre-AICE Biology, Biology Honors or Pre-AICE Chemistry and Algebra
Course Description:

PRE-AICE PHYSICS IG

PreInternational Baccalaureate Biology

Course Number:
2000800
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
Teacher recommendation and placement in the Pre-IB program.
Course Description:

Co-requisite: Minimum Geometry Honors. The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of the biological sciences in preparation for IB level classwork and laboratory activities. Among topics covered are: Molecular and cellular biology, classification, heredity and evolution, ecosystems. Students who complete this course will take the state end of course exam which comprises 30% of their grade for the year.

PreInternational Baccalaureate Chemistry

Course Number:
2003800
Credit:
1.00
Weight:
Honors 0.5
Term:
Yearlong
Prerequisite:
PIB Biology
Course Description:

Co-requisite: Minimum Algebra 2 Honors. The purpose of this course is to present an in-depth study of the biological sciences in preparation for IB level classwork and laboratory activities. Among topics covered are: Molecular and cellular biology, classification, heredity and evolution, ecosystems. Students who complete this course will take the state end of course exam which comprises 30% of their grade for the year.This rigorous course studies the composition and changes associated with matter. Math is an integral part of the course. This course includes some rigorous standards that are not part of the standard course.

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