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BIOLOGY

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
9TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Biology is a life science course based on the California Content Standards for Science. This course fulfills both the college laboratory science requirement and the high school life science graduation requirement. Subjects covered include ecology, cellular biology, genetics, and evolution. Students are expected to develop scientific thinking; a reasoned approach to problem solving and an understanding of the role biology plays in daily lives. This course meets the graduation requirement for a life science.

CHEMISTRY

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
10TH-11TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Chemistry is a physical science course based on the California Content Standards for Science. This course fulfills both the college laboratory science requirement and the high school physical science graduation requirement. Topics include atomic structure, nomenclature, bond formation, chemical reactions, gases, reaction rates, thermodynamics, and metric calculations. This course meets the graduation requirement for a physical science. Recommended Prerequisite:  C or better in Geometry.

PHYSICS

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
11TH-12TH
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physics A/B is a physical science course based on the California Content Standards for Science. This course is designed for students wishing to fulfill both the college laboratory science requirement and high school graduation requirement. Topics covered include energy, forces, motion and matter at a college preparatory level of analysis. Laboratory activities are designed to lead to discovery and appreciation of concepts in these areas. This course meets the graduation requirement for a physical science. Recommended Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra II or Honors Algebra II.

AP BIOLOGY

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
GRADE(S)
12th
LENGTH
2 SEMESTERS
UC/CSU APPROVED
YES
COURSE DESCRIPTION

The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. AP Biology differs from regular Biology with respect to the textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work done, and the time and effort required by the students. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. This course meets the graduation requirements for a life science. Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra II, Chemistry, and Biology

 
 
 

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