The purpose of this course is to provide students with general exploratory experiences and activities in the fundamental concepts of life. Course content includes scientific method, scientific measurement, laboratory safety and use of apparatus, cell biology, cell reproduction, basic principles of genetics, classification and surveying of plants and animals.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The purpose of this course is to provide students with exploratory and advanced activities in the structure and function of the components of the human body. Course content includes cellular process and tissues, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course is strongly recommended for college bound students interested in the biological sciences and medical field.
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for the student to study in a hands-on lab based course. This course investigates introductory concepts in physics, chemistry, earth science, and space science. The course includes dynamics, classification of matter, the periodic table, forms of energy, chemical interactions, space and rocketry.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introductory study of the theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy, and the forces of nature. Course content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, wave characteristics, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics and sound.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the study of the composition, properties and changes associated with matter. Course content includes classification and structure of matter, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, the behavior of gasses, physical changes, acids, bases and salts, and energy associated with physical and chemical changes.
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal with the rapidly changing science of biology. Near the completion of this course, students will take the standardized AP Biology Examination. After successful completion of the AP Exam, students may receive college credit for the introductory biology course.
This course is designed to be an equivalent of two semesters of a university level general chemistry course usually taken by chemistry/pre-med students during their first year. The program integrates theory, problem solving, and lab work. It is designed to give students a strong background in the fundamentals of chemistry. The main topics include: Structure of matter (atomic theory, chemical bonding and nuclear chemistry); States of matter (solids, liquids, gasses, and solutions); Chemical reactions (reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamics); Descriptive chemistry (chemical reactivity and products of chemical reactions, relationships in periodic table, an introduction to organic chemistry). On completion of the course, students will take a standardized AP test in May.
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
The purpose of this course is to study the interaction of man with the environment. The content includes scientific analysis, fundamental principles and concepts about the interdependence of earth’s systems, population dynamics, distribution, ownership, and use degradation of renewable and nonrenewable resources, environmental quality, global changes and their consequences, environment and society: trade-offs and decision making and choices for the future.
AP PHYSICS B
The purpose of this course is to provide a systematic introduction to the main principles of classical and modern physics and emphasize the development of problem-solving ability. The content includes use of scientific method to solve problems, employ metric measurements, and demonstrate safe and effective use of laboratory instruments, analyze the principles of kinematics, identify and apply Newton’s laws of motion, apply conservation laws in classical mechanics, describe torque, rotational equilibrium, gravitation, planetary motion, and oscillations, describe the kinetic theory and solve problems in thermodynamics, analyze the principles of electrostatics quantitatively, describe electric currents, interpret concepts of magnetism, develop an understanding of waves and optics, analyze the concepts of modern physics, analyze the interactions of physics, technology, and society.