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  • AP Biology

    This 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. 

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry or Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry

    This 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. 

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grade: 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Honors Chemistry or Chemistry
  • 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. 

    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite:  Honors Trigonometry and Precalculus
  • Biology

    This required two-semester 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.

    Core Course
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Physical Science or Department Placement
  • Biology

    This two-semester 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.

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Physical Science or placement based on Admissions Documentation
  • Chemistry

    This two-semester elective course is 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.

    Core Course
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and 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. 

    Non-Core
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Pre-req: 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. 

    Non-Core
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Pre-req: Biology
  • 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. 

    College Core (NCAA Approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Pre-req: Geometry, Biology
  • General College Physics

    General College Physics is a year-long introductory course for advanced students who want to better understand the natures of the things we see around us.   Emphasis is on theoretical topics, careful thinking, laboratory experiments, and problem-solving. The aim is to help students succeed and have fun while learning physics. This is a dual-credit course offered in collaboration with Wisconsin Lutheran College.

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grade: 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Pre-req:  Honors Trigonometry and Precalculus
  • Honors Biology

    The Honors Biology curriculum is an introductory course taught in two semesters. This course places a higher priority on developing critical thinking skills by examining real-world problems. The Honors Biology curriculum examines topics with more depth and includes more advanced resource material. Honors Biology labs are more sophisticated than in the standard biology curriculum. This is a core course. Students in Honors Biology will be well prepared for AP Biology 

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 9, 10
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: The course is open to freshmen who are enrolled in Geometry and sophomores who achieved a B or better in Physical Science
  • Honors Chemistry

    The Honors Chemistry curriculum is an introductory course taught in two semesters. This course places a higher priority on developing critical thinking skills by examining real-world problems. The Honors Chemistry curriculum examines topics with more depth and includes more advanced resource material in addition to the adopted text. Honors Chemistry labs are more sophisticated than in the standard chemistry curriculum and students are expected to design and carry out experiments using appropriate methods and resources.

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credits: 0.5 per semester
    Grade: 10
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: B or higher in Biology or Honors Biology
  • 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

    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.

    College Core (NCAA approved)
    Credit: 0.5 each semester
    Grades: 11, 12
    Length: 2 semesters
    Prerequisite: Algebra 2

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