Science 6 – presents the study of Science through a Christian worldview. Students in Science 6 discuss earth science, life science and physical science through the use of activity pages and hands-on lab experiments. Science 6 teaches the process involved in a scientific method, shows the integration of science into the student’s everyday life, and provides a strong foundation for further science instruction.
Science 7 – a study of the basic concepts of life science. Learning about cells, discovering how traits are inherited, and observing a wide variety of organisms through the seven living kingdoms are just a few lessons that help students see God’s world through a Christian worldview.
Science 8 – a focus on earth science. The science program centers on the acknowledgment that the world in which we live belongs to God, who created and upholds it. Areas of study include geology, environment, water, meteorology, and astronomy.
Psychology – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: none) a one semester course covering the basic principles in understanding human behavior through a biblical perspective. Topics included are: history of psychology, psychological methods, biology and behavior, how we perceive, learn, remember, communicate, feel and relate to others.
Anatomy/Physiology – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Biology and ICP) a year-long course designed for students to grasp the fundamental concepts of human anatomy and the inner workings of the body. Students will become immersed in anatomical terminology, names of major body areas, and brief overviews of functions that must be performed to maintain life. Each of the 11 body systems is discussed from simple to increasingly complex levels. (Laboratory course).
Biology – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) the study of life. It is designed as a year-long survey course covering all major areas. Topics such as the atom, matter, the cell and cellular processes, genetics, Creation and Evolution, and the classification of organisms, and the major kingdoms will lead students to develop a deeper understanding of Biology and lay a foundation for higher level courses. (Laboratory course).
Chemistry – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Algebra 1) a year-long survey course touching on all major areas and innovative developments. Students will be encouraged to develop critical thinking skills so that they learn to think like scientists. Chemistry studies the makeup of matter, the design of atoms, the periodic table, molecular bonds, formulas, reactions, solutions, acid, bases, and several specialized branches. (Laboratory course).
AP Chemistry – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Chemistry, Algebra 1) a course designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first year of college. This course is structured around the six big ideas articulated in the AP Chemistry curriculum framework provided by the College Board. A special emphasis will be placed on the seven science practices, which capture important aspects of the work that scientists engage in, with learning objects that combine content with inquiry and reasoning skills. AP Chemistry is open to all students that have completed a year of general Chemistry who wish to take part in a rigorous and academically challenging course. (Laboratory Course)
Earth Science – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) a course designed to lay a foundation in Earth and space science. Topics covered include: foundations of the Earth (history, land features, plate tectonics), Earth’s rocky materials (minerals, ores, fossils, soil), Earth’s waters (seas, lakes, oceans, rivers), Earth’s atmosphere (storms, weather, climate), and space (stars, planets, moons, galaxies). Earth Science provides the student with tools to begin a lifelong journey exploring God’s good earth. (Laboratory course)
Integrated Chemistry/Physics – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) lays a year-long foundation in Physics and Chemistry that will allow students to pursue higher level courses. Topics such as matter, kinematics, dynamics, energy, work, elements, and chemical reactions are covered. Students will learn scientific modeling and workability in Physics and Chemistry that develops an inquiring and rational cause-and-effect mindset that applies to nearly all areas of life. (Laboratory course).
Physics – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Algebra 2, ICP recommended) a year-long course designed to stimulate curiosity about the physical world. Topics include measuring, classical Newtonian mechanics, motion, work, energy, thermodynamics, matter, electricity, magnetism, light, and optics. Physics lays a foundation that will allow students to enroll in higher level courses after graduation. (Laboratory course)