Le Mars Community High School

P a g e | 42 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) Science Sequence (4-Year College Bound) 9 th 10 th 11 th 12th General Science Biology Chemistry Physics Science Sequence (2-Year College/Work Force) 9 th 10 th 11 th 12th General Science Biology Integrated Physics 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.