• Biology-12200V

    Biology is an inquiry-based course that studies how life is organized into systems and cycles. Topics include: life processes, cell genetics, natural selection and ecology. This course satisfies a science lab requirement for state universities.

    Prerequisites:  None
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • Chemistry-12300V

    Chemistry is a laboratory science course that investigates the structure and properties of matter and the changes it can undergo. Topics covered include atomic structure, chemical reactions, and properties of matter. This course satisfies a science lab requirement for state universities.

    Prerequisites:  Biology or Pre-AP Biology. Completion of Algebra I with a 70% or higher OR 80% or higher on the chemistry math placement test.
    Credits:  1 elective credit

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  • Earth/Space Science-12280V

    This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the Earth's interconnected systems and how they change due to natural processes. Matter and energy are the driving forces of systems interactions both on Earth and the Universe. Topics covered will include the Big Bang Theory, galaxies, stars, solar system interactions, geologic history of Earth, and Earth materials and systems (internal and external). This course satisfies a science lab requirement for state universities.

    Prerequisites:  Biology
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • Environmental Science-12600V

    Environmental Science is a course that studies the connections between human activities and their impact on the environment. Through the study of societies, economies, and the environment we focus on sustainable solutions for the future of our planet. Major topics include pollution, waste management, human population growth, agriculture, energy usage, biodiversity, climate change, natural resources, and other environmental issues.

    Prerequisites:  70% or higher required in Biology or Biology H
    Credits:  1 academic credit

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  • Physics-12400V

    Physics is a laboratory science course that investigates the physical properties of matter and the relationship to energy. Topics covered include mechanics, waves, and optics. This course satisfies a science lab requirement for state universities. Dual credit may be obtained from the Maricopa Community College system for this program at high schools offering this option.

    Prerequisites:  Completion of Algebra I and Geometry, and concurrent enrollment in Algebra II is highly recommended
    Credits:  1 elective credit

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