Anatomy & Physiology:
Anatomy and Physiology is a study of the structure and function of the human body. This course will prepare students for advanced biological studies and other science based careers. Content material will be taught using laboratory activities, projects, dissections, textbook material, models, diagrams, and journal writings. Examples of topics included are:
The major body systems, how the body systems work together to provide homeostasis, body functions in the healthy and diseased states, and muscle action.
Chemistry is the study of matter and reactions. The students will gain a solid grounding in basic chemical principles and skills needed for college. Students interested in pursuing vocational education in Health, Engineering and Cosmetology would find this course most beneficial. The textbook for this class is Pearson Chemistry by Wilbraham, Staley Matta & Waterman.
Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. This class will investigate issues dealing with climate change, conservation, biodiversity, water quality, soil contamination, use of natural resources, waste management, sustainable development, disaster reduction, and environmental pollution. Students will gain an appreciation of the Earth and its ecosystems using the Holt Environmental Science textbook.
Forensic Science is a laboratory-based course in which students will apply their prior knowledge of biology, chemistry, and mathematics to the popular field of crime scene investigation.
Students will use a structured and scientific approach to the investigation of crimes of assault, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, accidental death, homicide, and the psychology of criminal behavior. Students will learn terminology and investigate procedures related to crime scene, questioning, interviewing, criminal behavior characteristics, truth detection, and scientific procedures used to solve crimes. Using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence through actual and fictional case studies and simulated crime scenes such as fingerprint analysis, ballistics, and blood splatter analysis. Students will learn the history, legal aspects, and career options for forensic science.