Science Department

Honors Biology - 815

Advanced freshman level course covering all of basic biology, emphasizing the application of this knowledge to various aspects of human biology and the relationship of humans to other organisms. Students will do designated research and lab work.

Teachers:

Dr. Karl J. Pensak

Dr. Karl J. Pensak


Honors Physics I - 816

Advanced Freshman level, algebra-based course. Covers traditional Physics topics, including Newton's Laws, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, gravitation, energy, relativity. Emphasis on application of math to laboratory and reasoning skills

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Physics I - 817

Freshman-level, algebra-based course covering traditional Physics topics, including Newton's Laws of Motion, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, sound, light and energy. Emphasis on application of mathematics to laboratory and reasoning skills.

Teachers:

Mrs. Sharon E. Reichard

Mrs. Sharon E. Reichard

Mr. Dana Eric Vaughn

Mr. Dana Eric Vaughn

Mr. Timothy M. O'Kane

Mr. Timothy M. O'Kane


Honors Biology - 821

Advanced Sophomore level course covering all of basic biology, emphasizing the application of this knowledge to various aspects of human biology and the relationship of humans to other organisms. Students will do designated research and lab work.

Teachers:

Dr. Karl J. Pensak

Dr. Karl J. Pensak


Biology - 822

Basic concepts of biology from cell structure and function through cell groupings into tissues and organs, continuing into development of organisms, the classification of those organisms, and the ecological interrelatedness of all organisms.

Teachers:

Mr. David Ligon

Mr. David Ligon

Dr. Karl J. Pensak

Dr. Karl J. Pensak


Honors Chemistry - 826

Advanced Sophomore level course. This course studies the physical properties and structure of matter, the kinetic-molecular theory, the phases of matter and related properties, effects of energy changes on matter, and the properties of solutions.

Teachers:

Mrs. Kimberly Jo Everett

Mrs. Kimberly Jo Everett


Honors Chemistry - 831

Advanced Junior level course. This course studies the physical properties and structure of matter, the kinetic-molecular theory, the phases of matter and related properties, effects of energy changes on matter, and the properties of solutions.

Teachers:

Mr. Donald W. Sandberg

Mr. Donald W. Sandberg


Chemistry - 832

Junior level class on the nature of chemistry, properties of matter, experimental measurements, chemical nomenclature, atomic theory, electron configuration, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and organic chemistry. Formal lab reports are stressed.

Teachers:

Mr. Donald W. Sandberg

Mr. Donald W. Sandberg


Chemistry - 839

Study of the nature of chemistry, properties of matter, experimental measurements, chemical nomenclature, atomic theory, electron configuration, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and organic chemistry. For Juniors taking Algebra II.

Teachers:

Dr. Justin S. Whitmer

Dr. Justin S. Whitmer


AP Chemistry - 841

Advanced Senior level course in Chemistry, equal to 1st year college course. Much deeper study of Chemistry concepts to provide students with sufficient knowledge and background to handle AP Chem exam at end of school year. College credit possible

Teachers:

Mrs. Kimberly Jo Everett

Mrs. Kimberly Jo Everett


Honors Physics - 842

Advanced Senior level course covering mechanics, motion, energy, gravitation, electricity, circuits and magnetism.

Teachers:

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams


Physics - 843

Senior level course. Topics include Galilean equations, motion, Newton's Laws, gravitation, energy, momentum, electricity and magnetic fields, Faraday's Law, Ohm's Law, and circuits.

Teachers:

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams


Honors Physics II - 846

The Honors Physics II course includes the study of optics, modern physics, and certain other topics not routinely covered in Physics I.

Teachers:

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams


AP Biology - 848

Advanced Senior level course equal to 1st year college course in Biology. In depth study of Biology from lectures and labs to give students sufficient knowledge and background to handle AP Bio exam at end of school year. College credit possible.

Teachers:

Mr. Don R. Whittington

Mr. Don R. Whittington


Physics of Mechanics - 849

An introduction to mechanics including kinematics, Newton's laws, vectors, momentum, work, energy, and power as well as conservation of momentum and conservation of energy.

Teachers:

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams

Mr. Mac Smith-Williams


Biomedical Science - 850

Investigation of health conditions i.e., heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell anemia and infectious diseases. Investigation of factors i.e., lifestyle choices and medical treatments are explored. Activities introduce human physiology, and medical research

Teachers:

Mr. Don R. Whittington

Mr. Don R. Whittington


Human Body Systems - 851

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body.

Teachers:

Mrs. Sharon E. Reichard

Mrs. Sharon E. Reichard


Medical Interventions - 852

Students investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.

Teachers:

Mr. Don R. Whittington

Mr. Don R. Whittington


Bio-Medical Innovations - 853

Students build from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology.

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Intro to Engineering Design - 860

The focus of this class is the design process and application of engineering priciples. Students apply engineering standards using 3D software to desgin solutions to proposed problems.

Teachers:

Mr. Phillip L. Norton

Mr. Phillip L. Norton


Principles of Engineering - 861

This course exposes students to major concepts they'll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Student will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge.

Teachers:

Mrs. Rebecca Neves

Mrs. Rebecca Neves

Mr. Dana Eric Vaughn

Mr. Dana Eric Vaughn


Aerospace Engineering - 862

Students explore the physics of flight by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. Students learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.

Teachers:

Mr. Robert Allen Higginbotham

Mr. Robert Allen Higginbotham


Civil Engineering/Architecture - 863

Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software.

Teachers:

Mr. Darin P. Nelson

Mr. Darin P. Nelson


Engineering Design and Development - 864

Students identify an issue and then research, design, test a solution and present thier soultion to a panel of engineers. This is the Capstone project of the STEMM Engineering Program.

Teachers:

Mrs. Rebecca Neves

Mrs. Rebecca Neves


Introduction to Computer Science - 870

Students learn the fundamentals of programming and build computational thinking skills by applying computer science to collaboration tools, modeling and simulation, and data analysis. Students work in teams to create apps for mobile devices using MIT App.

Teachers:

Mrs. Betty A. Smith

Mrs. Betty A. Smith


Introduction to Computer Science - 871

Students learn the fundamentals of programming and build computational thinking skills by applying computer science to collaboration tools, modeling and simulation, and data analysis. Students work in teams to create apps for mobile devices using MIT App.

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Computer Science Principles - 872

Using Python® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation.

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