As an allied health and biomedical science STEM program, a rigorous, relevant courseload in science is our foundation.
Biology is focused on the use of life science principles as powerful conceptual tools to make sense of the complexity, diversity, and interconnectedness of life on Earth. Students engage in experiences that encourage the application of biological knowledge to make decisions and solve problems. The course covers the major topics of modern biology and students must demonstrate active participation and independent study. Students will be prepared to take the AP Biology exam in May.
Chemistry with lab, DCC
Chemistry is focused on the study of the concepts of academic chemistry including properties, classification and reactions of matter, atomic theory, bonding, and periodic properties and dynamics. Students engage in learning experiences that encourage the application of chemistry principles to make decisions and solve problems. The course covers the major topics of modern chemistry and students must demonstrate active participation and independent study.
Physics with lab, DCC
This course will provide students with an understanding of Physical Science principles, including fundamental ideas about matter, energy, and motion. Topics include the science of Physics, motion in one dimension, two-dimensional motion and vectors, forces and the laws of motion, work and energy, momentum and collisions, circular motion and gravitation, fluid mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, vibrations and waves, sound, light, electrical energy, circuits, and magnetism.
AP Environmental Science
Students cultivate their understanding of the interrelationships of the natural world through inquiry-based lab investigations and fieldwork as they explore concepts like the four Big Ideas; energy transfer, interactions between earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment, and sustainability. Students will be prepared to take the AP Environmental Science exam in May.