Course content subject to change based on the need to prepare students for the Ohio Graduation Test.
320 & 330PHYSICAL SCIENCE(Required) (1 CR.) L-2/3 9
This course will introduce the basic principles of chemistry and physics in preparation for the OGT. Chemistry investigates the properties, composition, structure, and reactions of matter. Topics include: atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, solution, acids, bases, transfer and conservation of matter, etc. Physics investigates matter, energy, and the interactions between the two, through forces and motion. Topics include: potential and kinetic energy,Newtons Laws, velocity, acceleration, gravity, friction, waves, etc.
This course will consist of the study of earth and space science in preparation for the OGT. Earth science investigates earth systems and processes. Topics include: interactions between the earths spheres, climate, biomes, landforms, plate tectonics, resources, energy, etc. Space science investigates the solar system and the universe. Topics include: origin of the earth, its atmosphere and oceans, evolution of stars, the Big Bang Theory, etc. Earth science issues may include global warming, population growth, and resource depletion, etc.
340-341BIOLOGY I(Required) (1 CR.) L-2/3 10
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the physical environment. This includes an understanding of the cycling of matter and flow of energy in living systems. An understanding of the characteristics, structure, and function of cells, organisms, and living systems will be developed as well as a deeper understanding of the principles of heredity, biological evolution, and the diversity and interdependence of life. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of different historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the life sciences.
342BIOLOGY II(1 CR.) L-2 11,12
Students will investigate topics that include, but are not limited to, the characteristics and structures of life, the diversity and interdependence of life, heredity, genetics, anatomy and physiology, various biological theories, and historical.
360ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ECOLOGY(1 CR.) L-2 11,12
Students will investigate topics that include, but are not limited to, the diversity and interdependence of life, environmental factors that affect life, environmental quality, ecosystems, pollution, environmental resources, and human influence. An emphasis will be given to Ohio Graduation Test outcomes.
370-371CHEMISTRY(1 CR.) L-2/3 11,12Prerequisite: Currently enrolled in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Discrete Math or TrigonometryPassing Grade in Algebra I and Geometry
Chemistry is the study of the structure of matter and the changes which matter undergoes. Topics include physical and chemical properties, development of modern atomic theory, bonding, gas laws and acids and bases. Students develop skills in observation and interpretation through experimentation in the laboratory.Mathematical (quantitative) and analytical aspects of chemistry are stressed in the L-3 course.
350 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (.5 CR.) L-2 11,12
Prerequisites: Three credits of laboratory science including Biology and Chemistry
Students will learn the intricacies of the human body and current applications of the content. The course will begin with a review of the cells and tissues that comprise the human body and continue with the study of the skeletal and muscular system, including the major muscles and their function. Students will gain knowledge of the nervous, circulatory, respiratory, exocrine, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, reproductive and immune systems. This course will include the dissection of a mammal brain and heart. Students will also be required to submit a research project on careers in health care.
345AP BIOLOGY(1 Cr.) L-4 11,12
Prerequisites: Grade of B in Biology I
This course is intended to be equivalent to 1 year of college Biology and prepares the student for the Advanced Placement Test. Topics covered will pertain directly to the advanced placement test. Laboratory work is stressed and class size is limited. (Course will meet for one and a half periods.)
375AP CHEMISTRY(1 CR.) L-4 12
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Math through Algebra II
This course is intended to be equivalent to 1 year of college chemistry and prepares the student for the Advanced Placement Test. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) electrochemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics. Laboratory work is stressed. Class size is limited. (Course will meet for one and a half periods.)
380PHYSICS(1 CR.) L-3 11,12
Prerequisites: Enrolled in Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Discrete Math or Calculus.
Physics is the science of matter and energy and the relationships between them. It is divided into 4 main subdivisions; mechanics (motion) and heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics. The class will focus on mathematical problem solving through laboratory work and practical situations, as well as independent and group projects. Students should posses a strong background in algebra and analytical thinking skills.