Science

  • Earth Science Essentials 10030
    This course will focus on Michigan's Earth Science content expectations including: the nature and practice of scientific inquiry; the Earth system and the movement of elements, compounds, and energy through it; the solid Earth (geosphere) and its hazards; the fluid Earth (hydrology, oceans, climate, and weather) and its hazards; and the history of the Earth and the universe.  **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    Physics Essentials 10040
    This course will give students a very basic introduction to principles of physics such as motion of objects, forces, energy, and other selected topics. This course is designed for students who do not wish to pursue a science related field in college. **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    Biology A 10120A
    This laboratory-based course uses a more conceptual approach than Honors Biology and will focus on building scientific skills for students.This is a laboratory-based course where students will focus on building scientific skills through exploration, experimentation, concept writing and classroom discussion. The course opens with an introductory unit that familiarizes students with nature of scientific inquiry in biology. Students will then cover the topics of ecology,cells, biochemistry, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. The instructional approach of the course is one of inquiry where students master key concepts and skills. This course (both the A & B combined) satisfies 1.0 credits toward the district & state biology requirement.
    **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Biology A before taking Biology B.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-10
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10120B - Biology B

    Biology B 10120B
    This laboratory-based course uses a more conceptual approach than Honors Biology and will focus on building scientific skills for students.This is a laboratory-based course where students will focus on building scientific skills through exploration, experimentation, concept writing and classroom discussion. The course opens with an introductory unit that familiarizes students with nature of scientific inquiry in biology. Students will then cover the topics of ecology,cells, biochemistry, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. The instructional approach of the course is one of inquiry where students master key concepts and skills. This course (both the A & B combined) satisfies 1.0 credits toward the district & state biology requirement.
    **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Biology A before taking Biology B.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-10
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10120A - Biology A

    Genetics & Biotechnology 10143
    Genetics and Biotechnology is a laboratory-based course integrating the fundamentals of genetics with the new discoveries and the technology used to make these discoveries. **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    COURSE NOTE: Chemistry can also be taken concurrently with Genetics & Biotechnology.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology 

    Chemistry A 10220A
    This course is intended for students planning on going to college to pursue a field other than science. It covers the facts, principles, and theories of chemistry and is designed to help students gain a working knowledge of chemistry. The course involves extensive laboratory work including safety and techniques. It does not qualify a student for Advanced Placement Chemistry. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Chemistry A before taking Chemistry B.  This course fulfills the Chemistry graduation requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    PREREQUISITE: 07040A/B Algebra 1 AND 10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology 
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10220B - Chemistry B

    Chemistry B 10220B
    This course is intended for students planning on going to college to pursue a field other than science. It covers the facts, principles, and theories of chemistry and is designed to help students gain a working knowledge of chemistry. The course involves extensive laboratory work including safety and techniques. It does not qualify a student for Advanced Placement Chemistry. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Chemistry A before taking Chemistry B.  This course fulfills the Chemistry graduation requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10220A - Chemistry A

    Physics A 10410A
    Physics is the study of matter and energy, and their interactions. Physics is a conceptually intensive study of mechanics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and other selected topics. This course stresses a more conceptual approach than the Honors Physics course.  **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Physics A before taking Physics B.  This course along with 10410B - Physics B, fulfills the Physics graduation requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220A/B - Chemistry or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry 
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10410B - Physics B

    Physics B 10410B
    Physics is the study of matter and energy, and their interactions. Physics is a conceptually intensive study of mechanics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and other selected topics. This course stresses a more conceptual approach than the Honors Physics course. This course fulfills the Physics graduation requirement. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Physics A before taking Physics B. This course along with 10410A - Physics A, fulfills the Physics graduation requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10410A - Physics A

    ZOO-ology 10435
    ZOO-ology is a class that studies animals in captivity. Topics covered include Ecology, Classification, Behavior, Reproduction, and Zoo Design. In addition, the class will examine the layout of several zoos around the world and compare them to the Detroit Zoo. The zoo's role in reviving endangered species will be investigated as well as the use of genetic engineering in the zoos of the future. Computer use, labs, exhibit design, and a field trip to the Detroit Zoo will be part of the class.
    **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    Forensic Science 10440
    Introduction to Forensic Science is a one-semester course that uses an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of crime scene evidence. The course will use forensic science topics to learn science processes and the scientific method. Activities include extensive laboratory work.  **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE:  This is an elective science class. It does not fulfill the Life and Physical science requirements.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    Astronomy 10445
    This course explores the topics history of astronomy, spectroscopy, light and telescopes, the solar system, stars and stellar evolution, galaxies and cosmology.  **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    COURSE NOTE:  This is an elective science class. It does not fulfill the Life and Physical science requirements.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 07070A/B - Geometry or 07130A/B - Honors Geometry 

    Principles of Weather and Climate 10450
    This course is designed for students with an interest in Meteorology and other Earth sciences. It will include the study of weather-making processes, storms and worldwide climates. The course will incorporate a web-based core that will use the internet and software that focus on real-time weather data, as well as historical weather and climate data. Other lab work will be conducted to investigate concepts and principles of atmospheric dynamics.  **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    COURSE NOTE:  This is an elective science class. It does not fulfill the Life and Physical science requirements.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220B - Chemistry B or 10410B - Physics B or 10225B - Honors Chemistry B or 10420B - Honors Physics B

    Anatomy and Physiology 10480
    This is a lab-centered course studying development and the major systems of the human body. Dissection is required in order to compare another mammal to the human body. **Pathway: Health Sciences
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology AND 10220A/B - Chemistry or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry 

    Principles of Engineering B - Science PLTW (Project Lead the Way) 10490
    Interested in a career in engineering? This is the first of two exciting courses that explore a broad range of engineering topics through hands-on projects within all fields of engineering. This course will expose students to some of the major concepts they will encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Students will have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers, as well as to develop skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts to find solutions to engineering design problems. Students will develop skills in problem solving and design, while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration and presentation. . **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology (STEM)
    COURSE NOTE:  In order to be eligible for Project Lead the Way credit, students must complete 04110A/B - Introduction to Engineering Design,10490 - Principles of Engineering B - Science and 07105 - Principles of Engineering A - Math.  Advanced placement college credit may be available and transferable to more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the nation through partnership with PLTW.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    PREREQUISITE: 04110A/B - Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 07105 - Principles of Engineering A - Math PLTW (Project Lead the Way)

    Honors Biology A 10130A
    This course is intended for students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in science thus far. This is a laboratory-based course where students will focus on building scientific skills through exploration, experimentation, concept writing and classroom discussion. The course opens with an introductory unit that familiarizes students with nature of scientific inquiry in biology. Students will then cover the topics of ecology,cells, biochemistry, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. The instructional approach of the course is one of inquiry where students master key concepts and skills. In comparison to the regular Biology course, the honors course will focus on a greater level of content depth and the enhancement of scientific skills. 
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Honors Biology A before taking Honors Biology B.  This course (both the A & B combined) satisfies 1.0 credits toward the district & state biology requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 9
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10130B - Honors Biology B

    Honors Biology B 10130B
    This course is intended for students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in science thus far. This is a laboratory-based course where students will focus on building scientific skills through exploration, experimentation, concept writing and classroom discussion. The course opens with an introductory unit that familiarizes students with nature of scientific inquiry in biology. Students will then cover the topics of ecology,cells, biochemistry, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. The instructional approach of the course is one of inquiry where students master key concepts and skills. In comparison to the regular Biology course, the honors course will focus on a greater level of content depth and the enhancement of scientific skills. This course (both the A & B combined) satisfies 1.0 credits toward the district & state biology requirement
    **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Honors Biology A before taking Honors Biology B.  This course (both the A & B combined) satisfies 1.0 credits toward the district & state biology requirement
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 9
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10130A - Honors Biology A

    Honors Chemistry A 10225A
    This is a course that stresses the theoretical and mathematical relationships of matter and energy. The course involves extensive laboratory work including safety and techniques. It is recommended for the student who wishes to pursue science in college or for any student with sufficient aptitude. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Honors Chemistry A before taking Honors Chemistry B.  This course fulfills the Chemistry graduation requirement. 
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 10-12
    PREREQUISITE: 07040A/B Algebra 1 or 07140A/B Honors Alegebra 2 AND 10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology 
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10225B - Honors Chemistry B

    Honors Chemistry B 10225B
    This is a course that stresses the theoretical and mathematical relationships of matter and energy. The course involves extensive laboratory work including safety and techniques. It is recommended for the student who wishes to pursue science in college or for any student with sufficient aptitude. This course fulfills the Chemistry graduation requirement. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete Honors Chemistry A before taking Honors Chemistry B.  This course fulfills the Chemistry graduation requirement.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10225A - Honors Chemistry A

    Honors Physics A 10420A
    Physics is the study of matter and energy, and their interactions. Honors Physics is a conceptually and mathematically intensive study of mechanics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and other selected topics. This course stresses a more mathematical approach than the regular Physics course. This course fulfills the Physics graduation requirement. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must be concurrently taking Algebra 2 or a higher level math course. Students must successfully complete Honors Physics A before taking Honors Physics B.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10420B - Honors Physics B AND 07085A/B - Algebra 2/Trigonometry or 07080C/D - 2-Year Algebra 2/Trigonometry (4 Semesters) or 07140A/B- Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry

    Honors Physics B 10420B
    Physics is the study of matter and energy, and their interactions. Honors Physics is a conceptually and mathematically intensive study of mechanics, waves, electricity, magnetism, and other selected topics. This course stresses a more mathematical approach than the regular Physics course. This course fulfills the Physics graduation requirement. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must be concurrently taking Algebra 2 or a higher level math course. Students must successfully complete Honors Physics A before taking Honors Physics B.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Honors GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10420A - Honors Physics A

    Advanced Placement Biology A 10140A
    The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to meet the objectives of an introductory college-level biology course. This laboratory-based course will focus on four big ideas: evolution, growth and homeostasis, genetics, and ecology.  
    Students who successfully complete AP Biology will be well prepared for the more advanced biological science courses in college.  **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE: Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry are recommended prerequisites. A student must successfully complete AP Biology A before taking AP Biology B.
    All AP level courses require input from your most current teacher in that department.  Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220B - Chemistry B or 10225B - Honors Chemistry B
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10140B - Advanced Placement Biology B

    Advanced Placement Biology B 10140B
    The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to meet the objectives of an introductory college level biology course. laboratory-based course will focus on four big ideas: evolution, growth and homeostasis, genetics, and ecology.
    Students who successfully complete AP Biology will be well prepared for the more advanced biological science courses in college.  **Pathway: Health Sciences
    COURSE NOTE: A student must successfully complete AP Biology A before taking AP Biology B.  All AP level courses require input from your most current teacher in that department.  Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10140A - Advanced Placement Biology A

    Advanced Placement Environmental Science A 10150A
    Students will study the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify
    and analyze environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks involved and problem solve solutions. It is a two-term course for which one term of college credit can be earned. This is an elective science class. It does not fulfill the Life and Physical science requirements. **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    COURSE NOTE: Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220A/B - Chemistry  or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry 
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10150B - Advanced Placement Environmental Science B

    Advanced Placement Environmental Science B 10150B
    Students will study the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks involved and problem solve solutions. It is a two-term course for which one term of college credit can be earned. This is an elective science class. It does not fulfill the Life and Physical science requirements. **Pathway: Natural Science & Agriscience
    COURSE NOTE: Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10150A - Advanced Placement Environmental Science A

    Advanced Placement Chemistry A 10230A
    This is a course designed as preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry that is offered each May by the College Board. It is general inorganic chemistry with a strong emphasis on kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course is equivalent to freshman college chemistry and is taught at that level. The College Board recommends that the student spend at least five hours a week in unsupervised individual study. Students taking this class must have an excellent background in mathematics. The course involves extensive laboratory work with more in-depth investigations of major concepts. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete AP Chemistry A before taking AP Chemistry B.  Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220B - Chemistry B or 10225B - Honors Chemistry B
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10230B - Advanced Placement Chemistry B

    Advanced Placement Chemistry B 10230B
    This is a course designed as preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination in Chemistry that is offered each May by the College Board. It is general inorganic chemistry with a strong emphasis on kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course is equivalent to freshman college chemistry and is taught at that level. The College Board recommends that the student spend at least five hours a week in unsupervised individual study. Students taking this class must have an excellent background in mathematics. The course involves extensive laboratory work with more in-depth investigations of major concepts. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete AP Chemistry A before taking AP Chemistry B. Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10230A - Advanced Placement Chemistry A

    Advanced Placement Physics A 10430A
    Advanced Placement Physics is designed to prepare the student to take the Physics  Advanced Placement Test. There is a strong emphasis on mathematics, using Calculus where appropriate. The focus of the course is aimed at enabling the student to use physical reasoning to solve problems. The AP Physics course covers mechanics in the first term, and electricity and magnetism the second. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Student must demonstrate high achievement in Physics or Honors Physics and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a Calculus Course. Students must successfully complete AP Physics A before taking AP Physics B. Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 12
    PREREQUISITE: Student must demonstrate high achievement in 10410A/B -Physics or 10420A/B - Honors Physics AND have completed or be concurrently enrolled in a Calculus course.
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10430B - Advanced Placement Physics B

    Advanced Placement Physics B 10430B
    Advanced Placement Physics is designed to prepare the student to take the Physics Advanced Placement Test. There is strong emphasis on mathematics, using Calculus where appropriate. The focus of the course aimed at enabling the student to use physical reasoning to solve problems. The AP Physics course covers mechanics in the first term, and electricity and magnetism the second. **Pathway: Engineering/Manufacturing & Industrial Technology
    COURSE NOTE: Students must successfully complete AP Physics A before taking AP Physics B.  Students will be encouraged to take the AP Exam in May, from which they may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 10430A - Advanced Placement Physics A

    IBDP Biology A/B/C/D 19100A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    Biology Higher Level is a four semester course that focuses on concepts crucial to the understanding of the biological sciences, as well as experimental laboratory work. Students are expected to learn about the diversity that exists in the field of biology as well as to actively engage in the process of scientific inquiry. Thihs course is divided into seven major units: Ecology, Biochemistry, Cells, Genetics, Botany, Evolution and Anatomy and Physiology.

    Biology Higher Level will focus on inquiry based reasoning methods that allow students to become aware of how the scientific community works and communicates. These methods will involve the formation, testing, and modification of hypotheses through observation, experimentation, collection, and analysis of data. At the end of the course, students will be expected to collaborate, utilize informational technology skills, appreciate scientific limitations and possibilities, and understand the significance of the scientific process. 

    IB Biology Curriculum 

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.   Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10130A/B - Honors Biology or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry 
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19100A/B - IBDP Biology A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19100C/D - IBDP BiologyC/D.

    IBDP Chemistry A/B/C/D 19110A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    IB Chemistry HL is a Diploma Programme Group 4 course that emphasizes the use of experimentation, inquiry learning, and analytical thinking to develop the concepts outlined in the IB Chemistry HL curriculum. The course involves a thorough experimental component that develops the students ability to design and conduct experiments. Students will also participate in an interdisciplinary 10 hour Group 4 Project in the fall of the 12th grade year. Pathways: Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, Human Services, Natural Resources and Agriscience.

    IB Chemistry Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.   Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITE: 10220A/B - Chemistry  or 10225A/B - Honors Chemistry AND Alegebra 1
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19110A/B 0 IB ChemistryA/B.  Grade 12 takes  19110C/D - IB Chemistry C/D.

    IBDP Physics A/B/C/D 19120A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    IB Physics HL is a Diploma Programme Group 4 course that emphasizes the use of laboratory experimentation, inquiry learning and thinking critically to uncover the objectives listed for the IB Physics HL curriculum found at: http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/sciences/physics/
    The course involves a thorough experimental component that includes formal lab reports used as an internal assessment. The external assessment exam will occur in the spring of the 12th grade year. A co-requisite would be Precalculus. Ideally the student will have completed Physics or Honors Physics, but it is not a requirement. Pathways include Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, Human Services and Natural Resources & Agriscience.

    COURSE NOTE: 10420A/B - Honors Physics is recommended but not required.  This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.   Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19120A/B - IB Physics A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19120C/D - IB Physics B/C.

    IBDP Environmental Systems & Societies A/B/C/D 19131A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade.  This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    The Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) course is a transdisciplinary course (Experimental Science - Group 4, and Individuals and Societies - Group 3) it is unique in that it contains various sciences, coupled with a societal viewpoint, all intertwined to help students understand the environment and its sustainability. The purposes of this course it to expose students to the interrelationships of the environment and societies, and the nature of their interactions, so that they can make an informed personal response to a wide range of pressing global issues. The course requires field experiences which will further extend the interrelationships between the environment and societies. 

    IB Environmental Systems and Societies Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE:  This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.   Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    PREREQUISITES:  10120A/B - Biology or 10130A/B - Honors Biology 
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19131A/B - IB Environmental Systems & SocietiesA/B.  Grade 12 takes 19131C/D - IB Environmental Systems & Societies C/D

    IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science A/B/C/D 19151A/B/C/D-IB

    This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme.

    The attainment of excellence in sport is the result of innate ability or skill and the dedicated pursuit of a programme of physical and mental training accompanied by appropriate nutrition. Training programme design should not be left to chance. Rather, it should be designed thoughtfully and analytically after careful consideration of the physiological, biomechanical and psychological demands of the activity. This is the role of the sport and exercise scientist who, regardless of the athletic event, should be equipped with the necessary knowledge to be able to perform this task competently. 

    This course incorporates the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise and health. Students will cover a range of core and option topics and carry out practical (experimental) investigations in both laboratory and field settings. This will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to apply scientific principles and critically analyze performance. Where relevant, the course will address issues of international dimension and ethics by considering sport, exercise and health relative to the individual and in a global context.

    IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: SEHS video, will introduce you to SEHS-created by an IBDP student. This class is a two-year college-level course (four semesters), started in 11th grade. Each semester builds upon the previous semester in content and skills. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.    Students who successfully pass the IB assessments may earn college credit and/or advanced standing.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19151A/B - IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science A/B.  Grade 12 takes 19151C/D IBDP Sports, Exercise & Health Science C/D.