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Course Descriptions

 

Science 6

Earth and space science explores the interconnections between the land, ocean, atmosphere, life of our planet, and nearby celestial bodies of our solar system. Students are challenged to  discover their world, their planet, and the Earth’s place in the Universe with a Biblical worldview. This course is taken by all 6th grade students.

Middle School Life Science 

Life science is the study of living things. Students cover basic concepts about God’s living creation—observation and the scientific method; cells, genetics, microbiology, botany, zoology, the environment, and human anatomy—all with a Biblical worldview. This course is taken on a rotating basis with Middle School Physical Science by all middle school (7th & 8th grade) students .

Middle School Physical Science 

Physical science is the study of matter and energy.  Students cover basic concepts about God’s law in the universe and creation concerning basic physics and chemistry. Students will learn about observation and the scientific method as we study energy, motion, forces, work, sound, light, matter, atoms, elements, and chemical reactions-all with a Biblical worldview. This course includes a science project. This course is taken on a rotating basis by all middle school (7th & 8th grade) students.

Biology

Biology is the study of all living things. In this class, students study cells, genetics, ecology, single celled organisms and multicellular organisms. This course includes a science project

Honors Biology

Biology is the study of all living things. In this class, students study cells, genetics, ecology, single celled organisms and multicellular organisms. This course includes a science project. Prerequisite:  Students must have a yearly grade average of 90% in 8th Grade Science to be eligible for this class along with a teacher recommendation. This course is taken by all 9th grade students not taking Biology.

Environmental Science

Environmental science is the study of human interaction with the environment. Topics include ecosystems, energy, resource definitions and limitations, water supply, air pollution, flooding, land use, and conservation biology. The course focuses on enhancing decision-making skills based on factual information about the environment. Prerequisites: Biology. This course is taken by 10th grade students not taking Chemistry.

Chemistry

This course is an introduction to the science of the atom. Emphasis is placed on atomic structure and reactions and the application of these concepts. Strong algebra ability is required. Prerequisites: Biology and strong algebra/math background. This course is required for graduation.

Human Physiology

This course involves the study of the ten systems of the human body and their relationships to each other. Tissue structure, organ function, and practical application are emphasized. This course would be beneficial to those students who are considering a medical or sports-related field. The reproductive system will be taught in dialectic science class. Direct instruction about human sexuality will be deferred to parental instruction. Prerequisite: Biology and chemistry. This course may be taken by 11th and 12th grade students.

Physics

A study of the physical forces that control the universe including acceleration, friction, light, sound, and electricity. Application of all concepts is emphasized. Prerequisites: Chemistry and the completion or current enrollment in Algebra II/Trig. This course may be taken by 12th grade students.

AP Biology

This is a challenging course designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP Exam. Over two semesters the students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting and collecting data in labs, writing analytical essays and mastering Biology concepts and connections. By taking this course, the students will learn many of the foundations and recent developments in modern biology, chemistry, and medicine. Enrolled students must sit for the AP Biology exam.  Prerequisites: Algebra I, a 90 or better in Biology and chemistry, and teacher approval. This course may taken by 11th or 12th grade students.