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MODERN GEOMETRY (NCAA)
Passing grade in Algebra both semesters
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
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.
(6 Credits Required)
Full year Biology
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.
Algebra 2 required
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
Completion of High School Physics would be beneficial but not necessarily required.