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9th Grade Science A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: Ninth grade students only. Required for all 9th grade students

Physical Science is the study of the introductory concepts of physics, chemistry. Physical Science analyzes the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. This class explores concepts of the world and environment in which we live.

4/13/17


Honors 9th Grade Science A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: Ninth grade students only. 9th grade students must submit:

· Application Form
· B+ or better in 8th Grade Science
· Teacher recommendation

Honors Physical Science is the study of the introductory concepts of physics and chemistry with a nuclear chemistry and nuclear physics component. Honors Physical Science will analyze the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. This class will explore the concepts of the world and environment in which we live with a faster pace and more in-depth study.

4/13/17


Biology A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: None

This is a foundation course in Biology.
Students have the opportunity to learn and teach in the classroom and field. This course is a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology.

4/13/17


Veterinary Science
**Will only be taught every other year beginning in 2016-2017**
1 Credit
Semester Class
Registration Numbers 2278
Prerequisites: Juniors and Seniors

The world of animals is full of diversity and caring for them is a challenge. A Veterinarian has to be well trained not only in the science of medicine and animals, but also in people skills and organization of the clinic and their time. This course will focus on all aspect of running a successful vet clinic and the science of Veterinary Medicine. Studying and understanding this will allow students to make career decisions, compete at the state level in the FFA CDE in Vet Science, as well as just care more completely for their animals at home. The students will have some choice as to the topics covered since there is more than can be covered in a semester; however main topics will be disease and wellness, basic animal care, handling and treatment of animals, and tools and equipment use in the Vet lab. Labs and hands on projects will dominate the work in and out of class. Each student will have a major project to research and to present. This can be used for their senior project if they desire.

4/13/17


Food Science
**Will only be taught every other year beginning in 2016-2017**
1 Credit
Semester Class
Prerequisites: Juniors and Seniors

The food that we grow and eat today is so diverse especially when it comes to the processing. A single raw material can be made into many finished products some good to eat and some not so good for us. But eating healthy and making good food choices is so important to all of society that every individual should learn all they can about where food comes from and how it is handled and processed. This course will focus on modern food processing and how and where our food supply is grown. It will allow some career exploration and will show the tools and equipment used to provide us with food. Major topics will be the modern processes for meats, dairy, and baked goods. Labs and hands on projects will dominate the work in and out of class. Each student will have a major project to research and to present. This can be used for their senior project if they desire.

4/13/17


Chemistry A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or current enrollment in Algebra 2. Biology.

This practical hands-on chemistry course deals with the substances which make up our environment and with the changes these substances undergo. It deals with chemical properties and scientific experimentation. There will be a moderate amount of homework. Class time is spent in demonstration-led lecture, laboratory, and study-help time. The course is recommended for all college-bound and technical students. A major focus will be the practical application of the topics.

4/13/17


Physics A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: Must have passed Geometry with a C or better.

Physics is an in-depth study of force, motion, electricity, temperature, light, etc. There are numerous labs and projects. Problems will be solved primarily through the application of concepts. A great deal of emphasis is placed on communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

4/13/17


Anatomy and Physiology A-B
2 Credits
Full Year Class
Prerequisite: Biology

This course is geared for students interested in pursuing health-related careers. Students will study, dissect, and teach the major systems of the body. The basic structure and function of the human body will be explored.

4/13/17

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