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AP College Board test is mandatory for those enrolling in AP Statistics.
This course is a rigorous, college-level study of the most widely used field within applied mathematics. Topics of study will include: data collection and representation; measures of central tendency and variability; probability; distributions, sampling; hypothesis testing with one and two samples, chi-square distributions, and analysis of bivariate data.
BUSINESS COURSES
MONEY MATTERS (ACP) Grades 9, 10

(quarter course)


This introductory course will enable students to understand commonplace functions of the world of business as routinely experienced in one’s personal life, regardless of occupation. They will have a better understanding of American business and its place in our social and economic environment. Topics include banking, home buying and renting; interest rates; and job applications. The Stock Market Game is utilized to examine the process used in trading stocks. Students will visit the NYSE and the Federal Reserve Bank as an integral part of the course.
Computer Literacy ( ACP ) Grades 9, 10

(quarter course )


Students will explore 21st century skills in Computer Literacy. In this class, students will examine Cloud based storage programs as well as the full Microsoft Office Suite of applications ( Word, Power Point, Excel, and Publisher ). This knowledge will enhance students’ learning experience across the board by preparing and equipping them with essential computer skills. Students will be able to implement their knowledge across their current high school curriculum as well as in college and their future career paths.
ACCOUNTING (ACP) Grades 11, 12

Double entry accounting and the complete accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses are emphasized. Payroll journals and various accounting control systems are also taught. Automated accounting systems are examined and reinforced through computer-based projects. The students also receive instruction on completing personal 1040-EZ tax returns.



HONORS ACCOUNTING Grade 12

Prerequisite: Approval by department chairperson


This course is designed for seniors contemplating accounting or business administration as a college major. The accounting cycle, as well as support statements and forms relating to payroll, taxes, inventories, finance, and the state and federal government, is the focus of the course. Students experiment with automated accounting through the use of accounting software, and complete a computerized simulation of the “actual” cycle in action in the last quarter. Instruction in tax preparation is provided. Professional accountants present lessons on “real-life” applications. Students may take the CLEP test to receive college credit.


ECONOMICS Grades 11, 12
This course prepares students to think pragmatically about economic issues and imparts an understanding of certain fundamental concepts of our economy. A thorough study of the stock market and its effect on the economy are an integral part of the course.
HONORS ECONOMICS (dual enrollment course) Grade 12

Prerequisite: “A” average in previous ACP History courses or “B” average in Honors History courses.


This course is an introduction to microeconomics, which concerns the operation of markets in the allocation of our scarce resources. Students will examine the behavior of individual consumers and firms, and will develop a framework to determine the efficiency of various market outcomes. Topics include consumer theory, the behavior of firms in competition, monopoly, market equilibrium, and the role of government in the economy. The CLEP test is available to students who wish college credit.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT ECONOMICS Grade 12
Prerequisite: “A” average in Honors World History
See page 7 for information on the AP application process
The AP College Board test is mandatory
This is an introductory on-line course whereby the student communicates with the instructor through email. Students study individual decision-makers in a market environment, hence the title Microeconomic Theory. The cornerstone of the course is the consumer behavior choice leading to the empirically testable demand curve. From this foundation, production and cost theory are developed from an economic perspective rather than an accounting perspective. The production and cost analysis is then combined with demand analysis to develop models of competitive market behavior, monopoly market behavior, oligopoly behavior and monopolistically competitive behavior. Supply/demand schedules and graphs are an integral part of this course. A strong background in math is essential.

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (ACP) Grades 11, 12

(semester course)


This is an introductory course in the foundations of business. Topics include marketing, financing, economics, accounting, finance, investment, and entrepreneurship.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (ACP) Grades 11, 12

(semester course)


Students will learn the foundations of business by examining how it has moved to a global economy. Students will learn pricing procedures, acceptable business practices, promotion, cultural influence, and government intervention. The course will also closely examine different responsibilities a corporation faces in various societies.

FASHION MARKETING (ACP) Grades 11, 12

( semester course )

You are entering a world of beauty, style and promotion. Marketing is the tool that has allowed the United States’ economy to be one of the most successful in the world. The fashion industry is an integral part of our modern economy because consumers spend millions of dollars each year on clothing and related accessories. You will learn the basic functions of marketing and how these functions are applied to the fashion industry.

SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT and HOSPITALITY MARKETING (ACP) Grades 11, 12

(semester course)


This course will cover the intriguing world of sports and entertainment from the perspective of marketing. Topics such as college and amateur sports, marketing, entertainment, and professional sports will be covered. Marketing in the hospitality industry will be covered in such topics as hotel image and location, use of technology, and marketing strategies for product and service planning.

COURSES AVAILABLE BY GRADE LEVEL
WORLD LANGUAGES

Grade 9
French I and II (ACP)

Spanish I (ACP and CP)

Intermediate Spanish I (ACP)

Spanish II (ACP)

Honors Spanish II

Latin I and II (ACP)


Grade 10
All of the courses open to grade 9 students are also open to grade 10 with the following additions:
Spanish II (CP)

Honors French III

Spanish III (ACP)

Honors Spanish III

Latin III (ACP)

*Honors Latin Poetry

*Honors Latin Prose
*These courses will be offered in alternative years, with Honors Latin Prose offered in 2016/2017.


Grade 11
All of the above courses are available to grade 11 students, with the following additions:
Honors French IV

Hispanic Culture/Civilization (ACP)

Spanish III (CP)

Spanish III (ACP)

Spanish IV (ACP)

Honors Spanish IV

A.P. French

A.P. Spanish

A.P. Latin
Grade 12
Seniors may select any of the above courses, except for level I of a language, with the following addition:
Honors Spanish Literature

WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT
FRENCH
FRENCH I (ACP) Grades 9, 10, 11
In this course, students will develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the target language; oral proficiency and basic grammar skills are stressed. In addition, the students will be introduced to the francophone countries of the world and will learn about their cultures. Proficiency in the target language will be attained through communicative and cooperative pair activities in context. CDs, videos, computer software, select Internet sites, and authentic reading material will be used to enhance the quality of the student’s learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.
FRENCH II (ACP) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of French I


French II is designed to further develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as their knowledge of francophone literature and cultures, through the use of audio and visual presentations, grammar exercises, computer software programs and authentic reading material. Oral proficiency and precise expression are reinforced daily, and emphasis is placed on building vocabulary and grammar skills. Proficiency in the target language will be attained through communicative and cooperative pair activities in context. The Discovering French Nouveau program provides CDs, DVDs, select Internet sites, and literary excerpts which enhance the quality of the students’ learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.
HONORS FRENCH III Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in French II and approval of French teacher
French III Honors is a full year course for 10th and 11th grade students. This course is designed to further develop students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through the use of audio and visual prompts, computer software, and authentic reading material. Oral proficiency and precise grammar are reinforced daily, and new emphasis is placed on reading comprehension and writing skills. Students will hear and read authentic dialogues and engage in role-playing/pair-share. Computer software programs and select Internet sites are used to drill grammar proficiency, reinforce correct pronunciation and build vocabulary by topic. The Discovering French Nouveau program provides CDs, DVDs, and level appropriate literary excerpts, which enhance the quality of the students’ learning experience. The class is conducted in French to the extent possible, and students are expected to communicate in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability.
HONORS FRENCH IV Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in previous Honors French III and approval of French teacher
Honors French IV is the first year of college-level course work designed to further the proficiency of secondary school students in reading, writing, listening and speaking French, and to prepare them for the Advanced Placement Exam offered upon successful completion of French V. A commitment to the development of superior reading comprehension and writing skills in the target language is required at this level. The text provides an historical survey of France from the Roman invasion of Gaul to World War II, intercalated with excerpts from literary masterpieces from each period. The text also provides a comprehensive grammar review, which draws upon the literature therein for examples of usage and structure. The workbook offers students additional reading selections with comprehension and writing exercises, as well as practice drills on grammar and structures. Oral proficiency and precise grammar are practiced daily, and the class will be conducted in French. It is anticipated that students will speak in French as much as possible and to the best of their ability. Class participation and homework preparation will be included in quarter grades.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT FRENCH Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “A-” average in Honors French IV
AP College Board test is mandatory for those enrolling in AP French

See page 7 for information on the AP application process
The course provides an academically challenging environment in which students prepare to sit for the Advanced Placement French Language Exam in May and which facilitates student’s transition from high school to college level language work. The course content includes a comprehensive review of grammar, extensive work with the precise use of vocabulary and syntax, as well as verbal and written analyses of excerpts from literary texts, articles and pictorial essays. The class is conducted in French, and students are expected to speak French in class to the best of their ability. Consistent attendance, classroom participation and homework preparation are essential to students’ success in this course.

LATIN
LATIN I (ACP) Grades 9, 10, 11
The aim of the first year of Latin is to train the student to read, analyze and translate elementary Latin. Students will understand basic grammatical forms and develop a mastery of prescribed vocabulary. Derivation of words and short narratives from Roman history and literature prepare students for linguistic development and impart valuable insight into Roman language, life and, culture.

LATIN II (ACP) Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Latin I


This course reviews the principles of Latin 1 and aims to further the student's ability to read, comprehend and translate Latin of increasing difficulty. The grammar component expands to include the essential elements of both English and Latin grammar forms. This course helps to expand the student's understanding and appreciation of Roman culture and customs.
LATIN III (ACP) Grades 10,11, 12
Prerequisite: “C” average in Latin II
Latin III students begin to read unedited writings of the Romans themselves such as Caesar, Ovid, Livy, and Seneca. They will also explore Aesop’s Fables in Latin. Basic Latin grammar will be reinforced as well as new grammatical terms introduced. Although primarily a reading-based course, students continue to deepen their understanding of the classical world through projects, skits, discussions, and videos.

*HONORS LATIN POETRY Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: A-” average in Latin II or Latin III
Latin III/IV Honors Poetry continues focus on the acquisition of skills for reading Latin and the application of those skills in the student’s daily life. A thorough review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary will continue, followed by new syntax and an emphasis on reading Latin. Students read a more extensive amount of Latin poetry, including the varied writers of the Golden Age of Classical Latin literature, with special emphasis on Vergil, demonstrate higher levels of comprehension and language manipulation, and develop a greater understanding of connections between the ancient and modern worlds.
*HONORS LATIN PROSE Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “A-” average in Latin II, Latin III or Honors Latin Poetry
Latin II/IV Honors Prose continues focus on the acquisition of skills for reading Latin and the appreciation of those skills in the student’s daily life. A thorough review of basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary will continue, followed by new syntax and an emphasis on reading Latin. Students will read and analyze an extensive amount of original Latin prose, mostly from various writers of the Golden Age of Classical Latin literature.
*These courses will be offered in alternate years, with Honors Latin Poetry offered in 2017/2018 and Honors Latin Prose offered in 2016/2017.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT LATIN Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: “A” average in Honors Latin Prose or Honors Latin Poetry and recommendation from the teacher.


AP College Board test is mandatory for those enrolling in AP Latin.

See page 7 for information on the AP application process.
This course is designed to prepare students for the Latin Advanced Placement Exam. Students will develop the ability to read, translate, analyze and interpret the poetry and prose passages required on the AP Latin reading list from both Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War. Students will also examine and understand these passages in a variety of contexts including historical, political, social, and cultural. They practice sight reading from a variety of Latin authors, and will review and reinforce their grammatical and syntactical knowledge.
SPANISH



SPANISH I (ACP and CP) Grades 9, 10, 11
This course focuses on introducing the language with an emphasis on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students will learn basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Vocabulary topics include: basic conversation, descriptive adjectives, school, emotions, food, family, clothing, restaurant, house and household chores, and sports. Grammar topics include subject pronouns, conjugating regular and irregular present tense verbs, and affirmative tu commands. Students will learn about the customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking people throughout the world.
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (ACP) Grades 9, 10, 11
Prerequisite: Mastery of topics as specified by the department with above-average grades; completion of questionnaire about previous Spanish courses and required placement test for Incoming Freshman and Transfer students.
Students will learn vocabulary and grammar necessary to speak, read, write, and comprehend in the target language. Vocabulary topics will include school, food, family, shopping, places and events in town, transportation, restaurants, household vocabulary, and planning a party. Grammar topics emphasize regular and irregular verbs, tener and its expressions, direct object pronouns, stem-changing verbs, ir a + infinitive, when to use ser and estar, affirmative informal commands, as well as the preterite tense.
SPANISH II (CP) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Spanish I CP
Students will learn additional vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate in the target language. Vocabulary topics will include food, the human body, health, clothing, colors, shopping, holidays and celebrations. Grammar topics will focus on the use of ser and estar, stem-changing verbs, direct object pronouns, reflexive verbs, informal commands, and the preterite tense. Students will explore the customs of various Spanish-speaking countries.

SPANISH II (ACP) Grades, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Spanish I; students with a “B-” or lower average in Spanish I will complete a summer packet to strengthen their skills and required placement test for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students.
Students will continue to improve their communication skills in the target language. Vocabulary study will be more extensive, as well as the grammar component of their course work. Topics will include travel, vacations, sports, health, shopping, legends and stories, and food. Students will also study Hispanic cultures and traditions.

HONORS SPANISH II Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “A-” average in Intermediate Spanish or “A” average in ACP Spanish I; all students must meet the

department level up requirements and required placement test for Incoming Freshman and Transfer students.


This course is designed to further one’s proficiency at the advanced level. Emphasis is on developing one’s interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills. Students will be expected to communicate daily in the target language. Vocabulary will focus on environmental concerns, social awareness, professions/careers, technology, leisure activities and literature. Grammatical concepts will emphasize the more advanced and complex structures. In addition, the students will compare and contrast various Hispanic cultures and traditions.
SPANISH III (ACP) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “C” average in ACP or Honors Spanish II; students with a “B-” average in ACP Spanish II

will complete a summer packet to strengthen their skills


This course will further develop students’ communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students must have a thorough working knowledge of basic vocabulary and grammar in order to succeed in this course. They will use more extensive vocabulary as well as more complex grammatical structures. Topics will include family, vacations, volunteerism, requests and recommendations, the media, the environment, social awareness, and presenting opinions. They will further explore Hispanic cultures and traditions.
SPANISH III (CP) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B-“ average in Spanish II CP
This course will further develop students’ communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Students must have a thorough working knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and will be expected to

communicate in the target language. They will utilize a more extensive vocabulary as well as more complex

grammatical structures. Topics will include travel, vacations, sports, health, shopping, and ancient and modern Mexico.

A focus on Hispanic culture and civilization accompanies the course.

HONORS SPANISH III Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in Honors Spanish II or an “A” average in ACP Spanish II and fulfillment of level up requirements.
This course is designed to further one’s proficiency at an advanced level. Emphasis is on developing one’s interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills. Vocabulary will focus on environmental concerns, social awareness, professions/careers, travel, technology, suburban and urban life, and literature. Grammatical concepts will emphasize the more advanced structures. In addition, the students will compare and contrast various Hispanic cultures and traditions.
HONORS SPANISH LITERATURE Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: “B” average in Honors Spanish IV, an “A” average in ACP Spanish IV, or completion of AP Spanish Language


Students will explore a variety of Spanish literature in all genres. They will increase their communicative proficiency through critical reading, interpretation, discussion, presentation, and comparison of authentic poetry, short stories, and novels. Students will be writing their own poems, short stories and narratives, therefore, they must demonstrate strong verbal and writing skills.

HISPANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (ACP) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in Honors Spanish IV, an “A” average in ACP Spanish IV, an “A” average in Honors Spanish III plus teacher recommendation or completion of AP Spanish Language
This course will focus on the study of various Spanish-speaking countries including, their culture, history, art, music, literature and current events. Students will make connections between past and present to make comparisons between other cultures and their own. Students will develop an awareness of and an appreciation for cultural diversity. This course will be writing intensive.
SPANISH IV (ACP) Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: “B” average in Spanish III


This course will develop and refine students’ communicative proficiency at the advanced level through more in-depth activities and projects. Students must demonstrate strong speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and will be expected to communicate in the target language. Students will communicate about topics or situations they are likely to encounter using more advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures, focusing on the subjunctive and present perfect subjunctive. Topics include professions, heroes, technology, communications, life in the city, and planning for the future and careers. Students will expand their knowledge of Hispanic culture.
HONORS SPANISH IV Grades 11, 12

Prerequisite: “B” average in Honors Spanish III or an “A” average in ACP Spanish III and fulfillment of level up requirements


This course is designed to further one’s communicative proficiency at the advanced level. Emphasis is on developing one’s interpersonal, interpretive and presentational skills. Vocabulary will focus on societal issues, economics, higher education, finance, the arts, media, advertising and literature. Grammatical concepts will emphasize the more advanced verb tenses to increase fluency and proficiency in the language. In addition, the students will compare and contrast various Hispanic cultures as well as reading authentic works of Hispanic literature.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPANISH LANGUAGE and CULTURE Grades 11, 12
Prerequisites: “A-” average in Honors Spanish IV, teacher recommendation plus fulfillment of level up requirements and summer packet.

“A” average in Honors Spanish III, teacher recommendation plus fulfillment of level up requirements and summer packet.

“A” average in ACP Spanish IV, teacher recommendation plus fulfillment of level up requirements and summer packet.

“A-“ average in Honors Spanish Literature, teacher recommendation plus fulfillment of level up requirements and summer packet.




AP College Board test is mandatory for those enrolling in AP Courses
See page 7 for information on the AP application process.

The AP course is intended to develop proficiency in the Spanish Language integrating the four core skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) throughout the course. In order to accomplish its task the class has been designed to present a variety of activities and practices with the study of each unit. This allows the students to express, inquire, and use different strategies in a variety of cultural contexts. This process hones student’s ability to listen, speak, and use various resources that they may apply their skills. The objective of student abilities include: spoken/written interpersonal communication, audio/visual interpretive communication, written/print interpretive communication and spoken/written presentational communication. The course themes students will encounter will include: beauty and aesthetics, global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities and families and communities. The class is taught entirely in Spanish in order to motivate the students to use their Spanish language skills throughout the year and refrain from falling back into their native tongue.



World Language Department Level Up Requirements
In order for a student to level up from an ACP course to an honors course or from an Intermediate course to an honors course, the student will fulfill ALL of the following:


  1. Successful benchmark assessment grade

  2. Successful midyear exam performance

  3. Teacher recommendation

  4. “A” average in an ACP course or “A-” in an Intermediate course

    1. Students must demonstrate strong speaking, listening, reading, writing and participation skills.

    2. Completion of summer packet



COURSES AVAILABLE BY GRADE LEVEL
SCIENCE

Grade 9
Biology (ACP and CP)

Honors Biology

Introduction to STEM (quarter course) (ACP)
Grade 10
Chemistry (ACP)

Honors Chemistry

Marine Science (ACP and CP)

Physics (ACP)

Unified Concepts of Science (CP)

Introduction to STEM (quarter course) (ACP)


Grade 11
Chemistry (ACP and CP)

Honors Chemistry

Advanced and A.P. Chemistry

Human Physiology (ACP)

Honors Human Physiology

Environmental Studies (ACP)

Honors and A.P. Environmental Science

Marine Science (ACP and CP)

Physics (ACP)

Honors Physics

Introduction to Engineering (ACP and Honors)

Grade 12
All courses except Marine Science (CP level) are open to grade 11 students are also open to grade 12 with the following additions:
Forensic Science (ACP)

Honors Advanced Biology

*** A.P. Biology

***A. P. Physics



***A. P. Psychology
***dual enrollment course
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
BIOLOGY (ACP and CP) Grade 9
This course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles governing living things. Topics covered in the course follow a logical and sequential pattern beginning with the chemical and physical basis of life, through a step-by-step analysis of cell structure, metabolism, heredity, and other life processes. The important concepts of unity, balance, and variation are integrated throughout the basic topics.
HONORS BIOLOGY Grade 9
Honors Biology is intended for the more motivated and capable science student. Topics include the structure and function of microorganisms, plants, and animals, studied within the framework of unit, diversity, and continuity. Cell structure and factors governing heredity are stressed. The students learn to draw generalizations, seek relationships, and find answers. Class work is complemented in the laboratory in which open-ended experiments develop further understanding of scientific principles. Good writing skills and the ability to work independently are necessary for the students’ success.
UNIFIED CONCEPTS of SCIENCE (CP) Grade 10
Prerequisite: Completion of College Prep level Biology
This course stimulates interest in the specialized studies of physics and chemistry, at the CP level. Units covering the fundamentals of the major sciences will prepare the students for in-depth analysis of the topics in their future science courses.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (ACP) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Minimum of a “C” average in previous science and math classes.
The goal of this course is to provide students with the information they need to analyze environmental concerns that will affect their lives. Students will learn about the basic structures of our planet and the important functions that they serve in protecting and supporting living organisms within our biosphere. They will learn about the effects of human activities on ecosystems. They will discuss political, economic, cultural, and scientific processes that may provide solutions to environmental problems.

HONORS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Minimum “B” average in both Biology and Chemistry, (honors or accelerated college prep) and current math course.
The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships and interdependence of the natural world; to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and man-made; to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems; and to evaluate alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Laboratory and field study are important elements of the course and will cover diverse topics. Students will acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to better understand the complexity of environmental problems.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “A” average in both Biology and Chemistry (accelerated college prep level); “B” average in Honors level Biology and Chemistry and previous math classes.
See page 7 for information on the AP application process.

AP College Board Test is mandatory
The goal of this course is to provide the students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and manmade, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Laboratory and field study are important elements of the course and will cover diverse topics. Students will acquire skills in the specific techniques and procedures now used by environmental engineers and other scientists. Students are expected to stay current with this dynamic science by reading the latest scientific journals.
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (Honors and ACP) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: for ACP level - Previous ACP or honors biology course with a minimum "B-" average.

Co-requisite: Previous or concurrent chemistry course

Prerequisite: for honors level - “B-“average in Honors Biology or Honors Chemistry
Human Physiology is designed for highly motivated students who wish to expand their knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The course stresses a detailed analysis of organ systems and their relation to each other. Students must acquire a working knowledge of detailed terminology. An emphasis on career awareness, primarily in the medical and paramedical areas, underlies this course.
CHEMISTRY (CP) Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Grade of “C-” or lower in previous ACP level science class and teacher approval or completion of CP level biology
This course is designed to interest the non-science-oriented student. Basic math skills will be utilized regularly in the course so that students may better understand the formal concepts of chemistry. Students are expected to learn chemical theory as it applies to our world. Topics include household products, food, and health care. Students will participate in appropriate laboratory activities. This course is intended to guide students toward developing the skills of investigation inquiry.

CHEMISTRY (ACP) Grades, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite (Grade 10): “B” average in accelerated College Prep Mathematics. “B” in previous Accelerated College Prep Biology

Prerequisite (Grade 11, 12): Minimum "C" final average in both previous accelerated college prep science course and in Algebra I


Chemistry employs the mole and energy approach to help the student become aware of our chemical environment. The course emphasizes the structure of matter with a focus on atomic and subatomic levels. The course then develops the student's understanding of bonding concepts in the formation of complex compounds. The students learn use of the mole, stoichiometry, and energy interchanges for compound formation and decomposition.
HONORS CHEMISTRY Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: “C” average in previous honors science and honors math courses. Students desiring to level up from ACP biology or physics must have an “A” average in that course and enroll in honors math concurrently. Students must have a recommendation from their current Science teacher.


This course provides an understanding of the principles of chemistry for the serious science student. Topics include atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry. Students will focus on applying problem-solving skills and proper laboratory technique.
HONORS ADVANCED CHEMISTRY Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in Honors Chemistry and Honors Algebra II
This class is combined with AP Chemistry. It is a second course in chemistry that would prove an introductory college course for the serious science student. The pace is accelerated for both class work and lab work.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHEMISTRY Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: Minimum “A-” average in Honors Chemistry and Honors Algebra II; previous or concurrent study of Honors Pre-Calculus. Students must pass the level up test.
See page 7 for information on the AP application process.

The AP College Board test is mandatory.
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college general chemistry course taken in college. Students will attain a depth of understanding of fundamentals and competence in dealing with chemical problems. Topics include structure of matter, state of matter, chemical reactions and descriptive chemistry. Students will use more advanced laboratory skills in making observations, recording data, calculating and interpreting results and communicating effectively the results of experimental work. Students must obtain the required summer reading assignment in June.

MARINE SCIENCE (ACP and CP Grades 10, 11; ACP only Grade 12) Grades 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Biology
This course will introduce the students to a brief history of the evolution of Marine Biology. They will become aware of the physical and chemical components of the marine environment in addition to issues concerning the human impact on the fragile ecosystem. The course will emphasize the diversity of marine organisms, both plant and animal. Students will develop an appreciation of the “world ocean” and strategies to preserve and protect marine resources.

PHYSICS (ACP) Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: "C" average in Accelerated College Prep Mathematics; "C" in previous accelerated college prep science courses


This course offers students a conceptual understanding of the physical universe that surrounds them. Topics include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and atomic physics. Instruction will be in the form of lectures, lab work, and demonstrations. This course is intended for the serious-minded science student who wants an understanding of physics but without the more rigorous mathematical approach of an honors program. The students will be expected to perform and understand some mathematical computations involving simple algebra.
HONORS PHYSICS Grades 11, 12
Prerequisite: "C" average in Honors Chemistry, “C” average in honors math. Students who wish to level up must meet the honors math requirement and pass the level up exam.
This course will help students acquire an understanding of the concepts of matter and energy. Topics include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and atomic physics. The course emphasizes the mastering of quantitative relationships that express these concepts.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS (dual enrollment course) Grade 12
Prerequisite: “A-” average in Honors Physics; previous or concurrent study of AP Calculus AB; level-up exam

See page 7 for information on the AP application process

AP College Board test is mandatory.
The course is designed to be the equivalent of a first-year college physics course for students majoring in either engineering or a science discipline. Student will attain a depth of understanding and competence in solving increasingly complex Newtonian mechanic problems.
Topics will include: kinematics; laws of motion both linearly and rotationally; motion and energy conservation; power; gravity; harmonic motion; and oscillation in planer fields. Student will use more sophisticated laboratory skills in making observations, recording data, calculating and interpreting results and effectively communicating the results of the experiments. Students must obtain summer reading assignment as well as a summer math review assignment packet in June.

FORENSIC SCIENCE (ACP) Grade 12
Prerequisite: Minimum of “C” average in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. (Physics may be taken concurrently.)
This course introduces the science of forensics. It allows students to experience the application of science in a real world setting. They will have the opportunity to apply scientific inquiry and draw conclusions based on the analysis of facts. This course is open to seniors who have completed three years of accelerated college prep science course.


HONORS ADVANCED BIOLOGY Grade 12
Prerequisite: "B" average in Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry or a “B” average in ACP Biology and Chemistry with teacher recommendation and approval of department chairperson.
Co- requisite: Previous or concurrent study of Human Physiology

Honors Chemistry students who did not take Honors Biology may enroll only if they make special arrangements with Mrs. Davis and complete a summer assignment.


This is a second course in biology that serves as an introduction to college courses for students who are well-motivated. The study is organized along functional lines; the course focuses on the various aspects of biology from the points of view of the features and problems shared by all living things.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY (dual enrollment course) Grade 12
Prerequisite: “B” average in both Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry; level-up test. Honors Chemistry

Students who did not take Honors Biology may enroll only if they make special arrangements

with Mrs. Davis and complete a summer assignment.
Co-requisite: Previous or concurrent study of Human Physiology.
See page 7 for information on the AP application process

AP College Board Test is mandatory
This is a class combined with Honors Advanced Biology. The course focuses on all the topics of the Advanced Placement syllabus, with in-depth research and scientific readings completed as independent study.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PSYCHOLOGY (dual enrollment course) Grade 12
Prerequisite: “A” in Accelerated College Prep Sciences and ACP World History or a “B” average in Honors World History and Honors Science courses.




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