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Science

  • Anatomy & Physiology

    Anatomy and physiology is a course that will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the pinnacle of God’s creation, the human body. Students will also learn the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body and pathology of the different systems. This course will involve laboratory activities, projects, dissections, textbook material, models, diagrams, journal writings, and clinical studies. Students interested in becoming nurses, doctors, athletic trainers and the like will benefit from this course. This is core course.

    Credit: 0.5
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 1 semester
    Prerequisite: C or better in Biology and Chemistry
     
  • AP Biology

    This two-semester course is designed for students who have special interests and abilities in the life sciences. The course is designed to help students understand, explain, analyze and interpret biological processes that God uses to sustain His living creation. Students will be expected to spend some time outside of the regular class period in laboratory activities. Students are also encouraged to take the Advanced Placement exam in Biology. This is a core course.

    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry or Chemistry and Departmental Approval
  • AP Chemistry

    This two-semester course is designed to be the equivalent to a general chemistry taken in college. The course teaches the fundamentals and competence in dealing with chemical problems. In addition, the course will contribute to the development of students’ abilities to think clearly and express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. Students will be expected to spend some time outside of the regular class period in laboratory activities.  May be concurrently enrolled in Physics. This is a core course.

    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grade: 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry or Chemistry and Physics and/or Departmental Approval
  • AP Physics

    The purpose of this two-semester course is to discover, analyze and utilize the relationships found in the world. it focuses on the constantly changing dynamic of the world and acquaints students with the natural laws our Lord established to govern it. Emphasis on theoretical topics, critical thinking and problem solving makes this class challenging. Students must be strong in math and science to be successful in this course. May have concurrent enrollment in Honors Trigonometry and Precalculus or department approval.

    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Departmental Approval
  • Biology

    This required course examines the nature of living things—plant, animal and human. Their structure, growth, workings, reproduction, and their relationships to the rest of creation are stressed. Considerable emphasis is put on lab work.This is a core course.
    Pre-req: Physical Science or placement by Science Department
  • Chemistry

    An elective course open to students who have successfully completed Algebra 1 or Algebra Concepts. It features a study of chemical compounds and their reactions. Theoretical interpretations and practical applications are stressed. Laboratory work allows students to discover or verify basic principles. This is a core course. Pre-req: Successful completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra Concepts and successful completion of Biology.
  • Conceptual Physics

    Students learn essential concepts of physics through demonstrations, laboratory work, and discussion. Careful gathering and analysis of quantitative data is stressed. Some of the topics covered in this course are mechanics, electricity and magnetism, sound, and light. The course stresses God’s preeminence over His creation and demonstrates the order of His work. This is a not core course. Pre-req: Successful completion of Algebra Concepts or Advanced Algebra
  • Earth Science

    This is a college-prep course for students who have a special interest in physical science. Earth Science involves the study of the earth’s landforms, oceans, and atmosphere. In addition, students study planetary science with a special emphasis on God’s creation. This is a core course. Pre-req: Successful completion of Biology and Geometry
  • Honors Biology (S1)

    NEW 2020-2021  The Honors Biology curriculum examines topics with more depth and includes more advanced resource material in addition to the adopted text. Honors Biology labs are more sophisticated than in the standard biology curriculum and students are expected to design and carry out experiments using appropriate methods and resources. Students in Honors Biology will be well prepared for AP Biology.

    Pre-req: The course is open to freshmen who are enrolled in Geometry and sophomores who achieved an A or better in both semesters of Physical Science the previous year.

  • Honors Biology (S2)

    NEW 2020-2021  This course is a continuation of Honors Biology (S1)
  • Honors Chemistry (S1)

    NEW 2020-2021   Honors Chemistry students with a strong set of academic skills will benefit from an accelerated pace and deeper dives into content areas.  Students will develop strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and will be prepared for AP in the future.

    Pre-req
    A or better in each semester of Biology or Honors Biology
  • Honors Chemistry (S2)

    NEW 2020-2021  This course is a continuation of Honors Chemistry (S1)
  • Life Science

    This course is an alternative to Biology as a required science course for sophomores. The course is not accepted as a prerequisite for college entry. This is a non-technical examination of God’s creation. Included is the study of plant and animal life, the human body and its systems and the manner in which God intended all these parts to work together. Pre-req: Introductory Science
  • Physics

    This elective course is open to students who have successfully completed Advanced Algebra or Algebra 2. Students study the relationships between matter and energy, analyzing the forces at work, with an emphasis on the mathematical expression of those relationships. This is a core course. Pre-req: Successful completion of Advanced Algebra or Algebra 2 or concurrent enrollment in Advanced Algebra

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