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MODERN GEOMETRY (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Prerequisite:

Passing grade in Algebra both semesters

Grade Level:

9, 10, 11, 12

Students who have completed Algebra will find this course useful in preparing for college, university, or technical

school. This class covers many of the same topics as Geometry, but at a faster pace, in more depth and using

more algebra. Geometry develops the deductive thought process. The college prep classes taken upon

successful completion of Modern Geometry include Modern Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Freshman in Modern

Geometry would have the opportunity to take Calculus as seniors. The student will need to provide his/her own

English-metric ruler, protractor, compass, 3-ring binder, and loose leaf paper. Students will want a scientific or

graphing calculator.

PRE-ALGEBRA

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Grade Level

: 9

This class is a review of basic computational, pre-algebra and problem solving. It is designed for students who

need the basic skills to function in today's world.

SCIENCE

(6 Credits Required)

ANATOMY (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Prerequisite:

Full year Biology

Grade Level:

11, 12

Anatomy is being offered for those students who have a desire to develop a deeper understanding of the human

body on an advanced level. This course is designed for those who may have an interest in the health professions

or some field of science. Students who plan to be education majors in the sciences, physical education, or

coaching are encouraged to take this course. It is designed for one semester with some laboratory work centered

around dissection of a small animal to help the student visualize the interrelationships of the organ systems, and

other laboratory experiences that will enrich and expand on the readings and discussions done in the

classroom. It is required that a student have Biology before taking Anatomy.

AP PHYSICS

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Prerequisite:

Algebra 2 required

Grade Level:

11, 12

AP Physics is a rigorous course designed to allow the student the opportunity to prepare to take the AP Physics

Exam in the spring of the year.

The AP Physics course includes topics in both classical and modern physics. A

knowledge of algebra and basic trigonometry is required for the course; the basic ideas of calculus may be

introduced in connection with physical concepts, such as acceleration and work. Understanding of the basic

principles involved and the ability to apply these principles in the solution of problems are the major goals of the

course. AP Physics provides instruction in each of the following five content areas: Newtonian mechanics, fluid

mechanics and thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics and atomic and nuclear physics.

The course also includes a hands-on laboratory component comparable to introductory college-level physics

laboratories, with a minimum of 12 student-conducted laboratory investigations representing a variety of topics

covered in the course. Each student should complete a lab notebook (composition notebook required of lab

reports.)

Completion of High School Physics would be beneficial but not necessarily required.