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Second semester of a full-year course. Topics include behavior of gases, intermolecular forces, phase changes, solutions, energy, and acid/base chemistry.

This is a course that investigates substances, their properties, and the nature of the processes by which they interact.The emphasis is to show how observations relate to the interpretations and theories of science.Students will learn how chemistry and chemical principles influence their everyday lives and interpret their world from a molecular point of view.

The examination of the foundational principles of the United States of America with emphasis on the founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution. Examination of State and Local government included.

This course is designed to give art students who are interested in pursuing an art-related career an opportunity to develop a functional portfolio within the school day. The course will be an independent study class where an individualized curriculum will be worked out with the instructor relative to each student's interests and abilities. The intent of this course is to assist the student in developing a strong self-concept and to encourage self-expression and creativity. Media experimentation is encouraged, though the students may concentrate on specializing in one specific area of study.

This course is an independent study class where an individualized curriculum will be developed with the instructor relative to each student's interests and abilities. The intent of the course is to allow the senior student who wants to study art but does not necessarily want to pursue an art related career the opportunity to produce art work and refine and develop his or her skills and style.

This course is designed to give the student opportunities to expand their knowledge and skill in graphic design. Students are given different graphic challenges to meet in a variety of ways including drawing, painting, collage, photography, printmaking, digital imaging and mixed media. It is recommended that students have access to a digital camera and portable drive for this course.

This course is designed to give the art student an in-depth study in sculpture. The students engage in creative activities that may include mediums such as wood, plaster, clay, wire, cardboard, found objects and more. Student develop concern and understanding in their sculptures for form, construction and content. The student learns about the history and function of sculpture and architecture through the study of major works from varying cultures.

This course is designed to further refine the students' drawing abilities and aid them in the development of a personal style. Students work in a variety of drawing media including pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, chalk, pen and ink, acrylic, tempera, watercolor and pastel to develop their abilities to portray the world around them. Students enhance their analytic and interpretive abilities by learning about the history of drawing through the study of major artists and their works.

The emphasis of this first-year course is on improving skills and developing a basic understanding of the core concepts of the Elements and Principles of Design. Foundational artistic skills and knowledge are developed as the student is exposed to a variety of different media and artists. Students develop the ability to analyze and interpret a work of art and gain an appreciation for art and its integral role in life and culture.

This course provides students an in-depth study in ceramics. Students experience a variety of ways of working with clay including sculpture, hand building with coils and slabs, using molds, and throwing ware on the potter’s wheel. Students also experiment with different decorative processes and are instructed in the firing process.

Advanced Placement Physics provides the student a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of physics and prepares them to use physics in their own lives and professions. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the Advanced Placement Physics B Test in the spring. Students are expected to work independently.

Conceptual Physics provides a conceptual basis to increase a student’s appreciation and understanding of the ideas of Physics.

Honors Chemistry is a laboratory science, which studies inorganic chemistry, chemical laws and theories, atomic and molecular structure and organic chemistry. It is designed to increase the knowledge and appreciation for the world God created. It is for students who have a strong background and interest in science. Because mathematics is the language of science, a basic understanding is necessary.

Physical Science is a laboratory course designed to give all students a beginning knowledge of chemistry, to offer insights into the means by which scientific knowledge is acquired, to encourage the exercise of reasoning skills, and to allow for the development of useful laboratory skills. Furthermore, the course is designed to increase the knowledge and appreciation for the world God created.

Honors Physics is an advanced laboratory science that studies the physical world around us. It is designed to increase the knowledge and appreciation for the world that God created. It is for students who have a strong background and interest in science. Because mathematics is the language of science, a basic understanding is necessary.

Course Overview

            This AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course which uses a college textbook. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the AP Biology Exam provided by the College Board for college credit. This AP Biology course emphasizes the biological concepts and topics in three overarching themes: molecules and cells; heredity and evolution; and organisms and populations. As students discover the diversity of life, they will discover the intricate details that allow organisms to survive at all levels of organization; from the signals that turn on a gene, to the complex relationships and interdependence of populations in an ecosystem. These topics will be integrated into the eight major themes from the AP Biology Curriculum Requirements (science as a process; evolution; energy transfer; continuity and change; relationship of structure to function; regulation; interdependence in nature; and science, technology and society). Students are expected to increase their knowledge and understanding of these biological concepts within the framework of these themes.