CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (03151)

Recommended Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: None Honors Option Available: No

Meets the UC/CSU "D" requirement

Physics is a science course that will provide students with a look at forces and energy and how they interact with the matter around them. Topics to be included can include motion, forces, electricity, magnetism, waves, and heat.  Students will be expected to participate in various laboratory activities that will include using the scientific method, experimental design, and laboratory inquiry procedures to improve deductions and analysis skills. The goal of the class is to have students be able to connect concepts of matter and energy to the word they live in.  

MEDICAL BIOLOGY (03063)

Recommended Grade Level: 10      Prerequisite: None Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "D" requirement

Medical Biology is a two-semester course in introductory biology with a great emphasis on medical application for college preparatory students in grades 9-12 that may be interested in any one of the many health care professions. This laboratory-oriented course will cover concepts in biochemistry, cellular biology, cellular energy, genetics, human physiology, evolution, and ecology all with an emphasis on health and medicine meeting all the California state biology standards. Students also have the opportunity for field trips and guest speakers from the medical field.

CULINARY CHEMISTRY (31082)

Recommended Grade Level: 11  Prerequisite: Integrated Math II or Equivalent     Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "D" requirement

This yearlong course functions as a general introductory course in Chemistry and is designed to develop chemical principles and concepts from experimental observations and data and show how these principles can be used to explain phenomena in food preparation, spoilage processes and daily life. This course will cover all of the California State Standards in Chemistry.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (21015)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "D" or "G" requirement

Using Chemistry skills and concepts learned in the course, students solve environmental engineering problems related to water and its interactions with the environment. The course culminates with a project in which students use chemical and engineering principles to propose, design, build, and test a solution or prototype to solve an identified environmental water problem. Through such learning students can connect the learning of the classroom to the problems they encounter in the real world, and will be all the more prepared to solve those problems using the skills that both college and career demand.

FORENSICS (31081)

Recommended Grade Level: 11-12 Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "D" or "G" requirement

This lab science course is designed to give the student a practical understanding of the scientific application as they relate to human survival and human well-being.   The course content will integrate California Common Core State Standards and feature many of the concepts taught in biology, geoscience, chemistry, and physics outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards.  While students acquire the academic content knowledge and laboratory skill sets of these sciences, they will do so through a focus on the field of forensics and biotechnology.  This course will include multiple real-world problems and applications to engage students in science learning.