Science Courses

  • AP Science


    20325 AP BIOLOGY

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11- 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP BIOLOGY OR MEET ADVANCED COURSEWORK CRITIERIA (&) CHEMISTRY OR PRE-AP CHEMISTRY

    AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. The college course in biology differs significantly from the usual first high school course in biology with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work done by students, and the time and effort required of students. The AP Biology course is designed to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. This is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. (Future pre-med and pre-vet majors)


    20225 AP CHEMISTRY

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11 - 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP CHEMISTRY OR MEET ADVANCED COURSEWORK CRITERIA (&) ALGEBRA 2
    The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. AP Chemistry meets the objectives of the general chemistry course so that students in such a course attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. The course contributes to the development of the student’s abilities to think clearly and to express their ideas, orally and in writing, with clarity and logic. The college course in general chemistry differs qualitatively from the usual first secondary school course in chemistry with respect to the kind of textbook used, the topics covered, the emphasis on chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles, and the kind of laboratory work done by students. Quantitative differences appear in the number of topics treated, the time spent on the course by students, and the nature and the variety of experiments done in the laboratory. This course is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. (Future pre-med and pre-vet majors)


    20125 AP PHYSICS B

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11 - 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITES: PRE-AP PHYSICS OR MEET ADVANCED COURSEWORK CRITERIA (&) ALGEBRA 2

    AP Physics B is a course which provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizes the development of problem-solving ability in these principles. A knowledge of algebra and trigonometry is needed. Calculus is seldom used, although some basic concepts may be. The Physics B course seeks to be representative of topics covered in a similar college course. In the Physics B course, the student should be interested in studying physics as a basis for more advanced work in the life sciences, medicine, geology, and related areas.


    20130 AP PHYSICS C

    GRADE PLACEMENT: 11 - 12
    CREDIT: 1
    PREREQUISITES: PRE-AP PHYSICS OR MEET ADVANCED COURSEWORK CRITERIA (&) ALGEBRA 2

    The AP Physics C course forms the first part of the college sequence that serves as the foundation in physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. The sequence is parallel to or proceeded by mathematics courses that include calculus. Methods of calculus are used wherever appropriate in formulating physical principles and in applying them to physical problems. The sequence is more intensive and analytic than that in the B course. Strong emphasis is placed on solving a variety of challenging problems, some requiring calculus. The subject matter of the C course is principally mechanics, and electricity and magnetism, with approximately equal emphasis on these two areas. For students planning to specialize in a physical science or in engineering, most colleges require an introductory physics sequence of which the C course is the first part.