AP Environmental Science- Elizabeth Moretz
The AP Environmental Science course reflects learning that analyzes environmental concepts and processes to achieve understanding in order to propose and justify solutions to environmental problems. The course teaches individuals how to apply science to the solutions of important social problems. It also provides opportunities to practice applying scientific methods to practical, real-life problems. AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, helps students identify and analyze natural and human-induced environmental problems, enables them to learn how to assess the risks associated with these problems and evaluate alternative solutions for resolving and preventing them. To accomplish this goal, the AP Environmental Science Course and Exam Description defines concepts, skills, and understandings required by representative colleges and universities for granting college credit and placement.
This one-year course will cover the requirements as defined by the College Board for students to be prepared to pass AP Physics Level 1. Students will develop a deep understanding of foundational principles of physics in classical mechanics and modern physics by applying these principles to complex physical situations that combine multiple aspects of physics rather than present concepts in isolation.
Advanced Science Research- Shea Wickelson
Course Disclosure in English and Spanish.
Students will dig deeply into scientific inquiry. Students will access the tools, time and coaching needed to carry out a college-level science research project. All students will work together on a class research project plus design and carry out their own investigation to take to the school science fair and beyond. This rigorous class will include statistics, reading and understanding scientific journal articles, experimental design, an array of new lab techniques and opportunities, data analysis, project presentation, visits to labs and field sites, plus the opportunity to work on a group project and mentor other students on science projects at the end of the school year. Students who sign up should be highly motivated, passionate about science, and have good grades in their previous science and math classes.
Medical Anatomy & Physiology- Elizabeth Moretz
Medical Anatomy and Physiology (MAP) considers the interrelationships between structure of the human body, the function of these structures, and the biological processes that are essential for proper function of the human body. This course will provide students with an in-depth instruction of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders, medical ethics, and first aid. Students will participate in a variety of lab activities and dissections, field trips, class discussions, projects, and readings to provide a hands-on, student-centered, active learning experience. This class is designed to prepare students for advanced health science courses and health technology programs.
Bio Agriculture- Elizabeth Moretz
Agricultural science considers the many aspects of sustainable food production, including plant propagation, water conservation, soil health, pollination, and pest management. Students will apply information learned in class by participating in several long-term, project-based field experiences, including the year-long maintenance of a garden plot, development and maintenance of a composting system, implementation of a hydroponic system, maintenance of a bee colony, and others.