(All Courses Above are Included in GPA)
SC220 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of Natural Science and Enigeering teacher
The study of life engages the student in an exciting adventure studying ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution and anatomy. Students will uncover the mysteries of nature using largely laboratory and project-based investigations.
SC230 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of current science teacher AND either: successful completion of Natural Science and Engineering L3 or L4, OR A- or better in Natural Science and Engineering L2
This course invites students to explore life from a molecular, organismal and ecological perspective. Topic of discussion will include the chemistry of life, life processes, the genetic basis of inheritance, basic anatomy and physiology, ecological studies, and the origin, evolution and diversity of life. Each unit includes laboratory investigation to reinforce concepts.
SC141 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADE 10
- Recommendation of current science teacher AND either: B- or better in Natural Science and Engineering L4, OR A or better in Natural Science and Engineering L3
This course requires a high level of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking and interpretation skills. Designed for students who have a strong interest in and aptitude for science, this course provides a molecular based curriculum that emphasizes conceptualization and application of concepts to large biological themes such as cell structure and function, energy utilization, genetic continuity, evolution, interdependence and diversity of life. Concepts are investigated in a number of laboratory experiments and projects, requiring students to employ basic research skills as they follow the scientific method.
SC350 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADES 11-12
- All of: Recommendation of current science teacher AND concurrent enrollment or B- or better in Chemistry L4 AND either: B- or better in Biology L4, OR A- or better in Biology L3
This course is equivalent to a college level freshman biology course. Areas of emphasis include molecules and cells, genetics and evolution and organisms and populations. Laboratory studies include the twelve investigations establish by the AP Biology curriculum staff of the College Board as well as others designed by the instructor. Students will take the AP Biology College Board Test in May.