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Science 9

Science 9 is s survey course that covers cell biology, chemical nature of matter, electricity and energy flow within the biosphere. Science 9 is required for graduation and forms the foundation for future study in upper level science courses. Labs and projects form a significant portion of the course materials and concepts are often taught by integration with other subject areas that are taken concurrently.

Science 10

Science 10 is a survey course that covers genetics and the role of DNA; role of energy in chemical change; impact of energy transformation on the environment; and the role of energy in the formation of the universe. Science 10 is required for graduation and forms the foundation for future study in upper level science courses. Labs and projects form a significant portion of the course materials and concepts are often taught by integration with other subject areas that are taken concurrently.

Required for graduation

Prerequisite: Science 9

Life Sciences 11

Life Science 11 investigates the conditions of life from the cellular to the population level of organisms, the mechanisms that influence evolution and the complexity of bacteria, viruses, fungi, plants and animals. This course focuses on learning through inquiry, labs, dissections, investigations and projects. Our Core Focus is on critical thinking, communication and personal/social awareness.

Required for graduation - any Science 11 course meets grad requirement

Prerequisite: Science 10 with minimum 65%

Chemistry 11

Chemistry 11 investigates the building blocks of matter (atoms) and their interactions with each other during chemical reactions. This includes investigating measurable changes observed during chemical changes; organic chemistry and its applications; and solution chemistry. Experimental procedures are commonly used to demonstrate practical applications of concepts covered in this course. It is suggested that students have a foundation in mathematics, including algebra before taking this course. Our core focus is on critical thinking, analyzing data, using models, and effectively communicating scientific understanding.

Required for graduation - any Science 11 course meets grad requirement

Prerequisite: 65% or higher in both Science 10 and Found & Pre-Calc 10

Earth Science 11

Earth Science 11 investigates the Earth's systems, including the cycling of Earth Materials, influence of water on weather and climate, the transfer of energy through the atmosphere and climate change, the consequences of plate interactions, as well as the origin of Earth and its interactions of the Solar System. This course focuses on learning though labs, projects, and everyday natural events that take place. Our core focus is on critical thinking, communication and personal/social awareness.

Required for graduation - any Science 11 course meets grad requirement

Prerequisite: Science 10

Physics 11

Physics 11 investigates four major themes: motion, forces, energy and waves. These topics are investigated through experimental design approaches that encourage student inquiry and problem solving. It is suggested that students have a foundation in mathematics including algebra before taking this course. Our core focus is on critical thinking, analyzing data, using models, and effectively communicating scientific understanding.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 65% in Math 10 Foundations & Pre-Calculus and Science 10.

Anatomy & Physiology 12

Anatomy and Physiology investigates biochemical interactions within the human body, how these interactions are maintained and role these have within the organ systems such as digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous and reproductive systems. This course focuses on learning through inquiry using labs, dissections and projects. Our Core Focus is on critical thinking, creativity, innovation, communicating through demonstration and presentation, personal/social awareness and reflection.

Prerequisite: Life Sciences 11 with minimum 65%

Chemistry 12

Chemistry 12 covers five topic areas: reaction rate, dynamic equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction. These topics are approached thematically since together the help us to understand why reactions occur or do not occur as well as the conditions under which we might optimize reaction conditions for practical applications in daily life and industry. It is suggested students have a strong foundation in mathematics including algebra, before taking this course. Our core focus is on experimental design, data collection and analysis as well as applying scientific knowledge.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 with minimum 65%

Physics 12

Physics 12 utilizes a conceptual and mathematical approach to understand the world in which we live. Topics include static equilibrium, circular motion and gravitation, momentum, electrostatics, electromagnetism and special relativity. Students are encouraged to extend their understanding by exploring related topics of personal interest when possible. A strong foundation in algebra is essential to success in this course. Our core focus is on experimental design, data collection and analysis, application of scientific understanding and communication of scientific understanding.

Prerequisite: Physics 11 and Pre-Calc 11 with minimum 65%