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Advanced Placement Chemistry: AP Chemistry covers atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, types of reactions, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, and thermodynamics. This course conforms to the CollegeBoard® topics for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science examination. (Designed for students pursuing a more rigorous program of study.) (Prerequisite: Chemistry II)

Advanced Placement Environmental Science: AP Environmental Science is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. This course conforms to the CollegeBoard® topics for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science examination. (Designed for students pursuing a more rigorous program of study.) (Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry)

Advanced Placement Physics: AP Physics develops the students’ abilities to: read, understand, and interpret physical information — verbal, mathematical, and graphical; describe and explain the sequence of steps in the analysis of a particular physical phenomenon or problem; use basic mathematical reasoning — arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, trigonometric, or calculus, where appropriate; perform experiments and interpret the results of observations, including making an assessment of experimental uncertainties. This course conforms to the CollegeBoard® topics for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science examination. (Designed for students pursuing a more rigorous program of study.) (Prerequisite: Physics I Pre AP or teacher recommendation)

SOCIAL STUDIES All students must complete four (4) units of social studies (American Government/Civics, World History, U. S. History, and Economics).

Courses in Social Studies: American Government/Civics: This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles of the American political system. It covers the structure and function of the American system of government, the roles and responsibilities of citizens to participate in the political process, and the relationship of the individual to the law and legal system. American Government/Civics is taken in the ninth grade.

World History: This course emphasizes the political, cultural, economic, and social development and growth of civilizations. It covers the development of change beginning with ancient civilizations, the emergence of nations through trade/communications, intellectual development, scientific/technological development, emergence of nation states, nations in conflict and the emerging interdependence of nations in the twentieth century. World History is taken in the tenth grade.

U. S. History: This course investigates the United States, its people, institutions and heritage. It emphasizes political, cultural and social issues, the role of the United States as a world leader and the issues confronting the United States today. U. S. History is taken in the eleventh grade.

Economics: This course focuses on the American economic system; covers fundamental economic concepts, comparative economic system, microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economic interdependence. It stresses the ability to analyze critically and to make decisions concerning public issues. Economics is taken in the twelfth grade.

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