• Advanced Placement Courses
     
    AP Biology Course Description
     
    PREREQUISITE: Biology I and Chemistry I (May be taken concurrently)
     
    DESCRIPTION:  In science, a special emphasis is placed on the research process in all grades. This includes making decisions about the generation and testing of ideas; prediction, measurement, data collection and representation; evaluation of sources of information; collaborative investigation; interpretation and communication of findings; evaluation and verification of findings and considerations relating to the social context of research.
     
    The AP Biology program offers students the opportunity to extend their understanding of biology and biochemistry. Some of the material studied is comparable to that in a freshman college level course and includes as many extended lab experiences as possible. The course emphasizes cellular biology, biochemical processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis, vertebrate anatomy and physiology, advanced genetics, evolution, plant anatomy and physiology and ecology, including some field experiences. Students will take the AP Biology examination for possible college credit. Given the pace, the prescribed content, and the labs in this course, there is little opportunity for independent research, although students do gain information and skills that are related to doing research.
     
    AP Chemistry Course Description
     
    PREREQUISITE: Chemistry
    DESCRIPTION:  In science, a special emphasis is placed on the research process in all grades. This includes making decisions about the generation and testing of ideas; prediction, measurement, data collection and representation; evaluation of sources of information; collaborative investigation; interpretation and communication of findings; evaluation and verification of findings and considerations relating to the social context of research.
     
    The AP Chemistry program offers students the opportunity to extend their understanding of general and analytical chemistry through a fast-paced, college-level Advanced Placement program. Students are expected to take the AP chemistry examination at the conclusion of the course.
     
    AP Physics Course Description
     
    PREREQUISITE: Physics and Pre-Calculus
    Co-Requisite:  Calculus AB or higher

    DESCRIPTION: The AP Physics program offers students the opportunity to extend their understanding of the behavior of matter and energy through a fast-paced, college-level Advanced Placement program. Emphasis is placed on mechanics and the student has the option to study additional topics. Pre-calculus and calculus skills are used to develop concepts and solve problems. Students are required to take the AP Physics-C examination at the conclusion of the course.
     
    AP Environmental Science Course Description
     
     PREREQUISITE:  2 lab sciences (typically Earth Science &  Biology or Biology & Chemistry); Algebra I
     
    DESCRIPTION:  The AP Environmental Science course is designed to be the equivalent of a one-semester, introductory college course in environmental science, through which students engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. The course requires that students identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Environmental Science is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.
     
     
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    AP Course Faculty
     
    AP Biology:  Mr. Harty 
    AP Chemistry:  Dr. Vale 
    AP Physics:  Mr. Key
    AP Environmental Science: Ms. Sabatino
Last Modified on August 10, 2018