Chemistry: This course introduces and develops chemical concepts within a real-world context. Emphasis is on the molecular nature of matter and how changes in matter are observed, described, and symbolized. Science process skills including data recording, data analysis, lab report writing, and algebraic problem-solving are used throughout the year. Concepts include properties and types of matter; formulas, equations, and the mole; atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; chemical and heat energy; and behavior of gases. These concepts are addressed through units on water, materials, petroleum, and the atmosphere.
Honors Chemistry This course is designed to fully prepare students who have a serious interest in science, medicine, or engineering for college level chemistry. Emphasis is on chemical principles and theories, applied mathematics, and quantitative laboratory work and data-analysis. Topics include: stoichiometry, kinetic molecular theory, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemistry, and thermo-chemistry. Students must have mature study habits and the ability to work and learn independently.
Health and Human Body Systems: This class focuses on preparing students in the biomedical science field. Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. To gain a better understanding of overall health and wellness, students will build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases. This class fulfills the Health requirement. This is a Project Lead The Way course.