(All Courses Above are Included in GPA)
SC321 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADES 11-12
- Recommendation of current science teacher
This lab intensive course provides students with problem solving activities that relate chemistry to their everyday lives. The Chemistry in the Community textbook relates chemistry concepts to themes such as the chemistry of water, materials, petroleum, air, industry, nuclear interactions, and food. This course presents a hands-on, interactive approach to learning chemistry.
SC231 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADES 10-12
- Recommendation of current science teacher AND either: C- or better in Algebra I, OR A or better in Intermediate Algebra L2
Students in this course will study the basic principles of chemistry. Specific areas of study will include the laws and theories of chemistry, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of solutions, kinetic-molecular theory, periodicity of the elements, and acids and bases. Through this laboratory based course students will gain a better appreciation for chemistry in their everyday lives.
SC240 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADES 10-12
- Recommendation of current science teacher AND any of: B- or better in Algebra I L3, OR C or better in Algebra I L4, OR concurrently taking Algebra 2 L4
This course is designed for students who are considering studying science beyond high school. Students will apply problem solving skills in a variety of situations including collecting and analyzing laboratory data. Topics covered will include the laws and theories of chemistry, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of solutions, kinetic-molecular theory, periodicity of the elements, and acids and bases. Students will use web-based learning and cooperative learning as well as computer interfaces to collect and analyze data.
SC351 - 1.0 CREDIT - YEAR LONG - GRADES 11-12
- All of: Recommendation of current science teacher AND B- or better in Chemistry L4 AND concurrent enrollment or B- or better in Precalculus L4 or L5
The AP Chemistry curriculum is established by the College Board and has a major laboratory component that includes approximately twenty experiments. Students will learn to use computer interfaces to collect and analyze date; analytical, synthesis, and separation techniques; how to prepare and standardized solutions; and qualitative and quantitative analyses. The course covers the topics and laboratory experiments typical of a first full year college course. Topics to be studied include: kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium, stoichiometry, periodicity, bonding, molecular structure, nuclear reactions and half-life, the non-ideal behavior of gases, electrochemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and solutions. Students taking AP Chemistry may receive college credit upon successful completion of the course and the AP examination.