• High School Courses 

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    ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY  

    This is a lab oriented course that deals with the structure and function of the major human body systems.  This course is aligned to BIO 160 at the community college and is available for dual enrollment credit at some sites.  Community college tuition applies. 
    GRADE:  11-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology
      

    BIOLOGY  

    This lab course concentrates on the study of living organisms. Labs are designed to investigate objectives presented in class.  This course meets the requirement for graduation of one Lab Science being Biology.
    The course meets the following Arizona Essential Standards: HS.P1U1.2, HS.P1U1.3, HS.P4U1.8, HS.P4U3.9, HS.L2U3.18, HS.L2U1.19, HS.L1U1.20, HS.L2U1.21, HS.L1U1.22, HS.L1U3.23, HS.L3U1.24, HS.L3U1.25, HS.L3U3.26, HS.L4U1.27, HS.L4U1.28
     
    GRADE:  9-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
     

    BIOLOGY H  

    This lab course will cover in-depth topics such as cell structure, genetics and ecology. Labs are designed to improve student skills and research projects are required.  This course meets the requirement for graduation of one Lab Science being Biology.
     
    The course meets the following Arizona Essential Standards: HS.P1U1.2, HS.P1U1.3, HS.P4U1.8, HS.P4U3.9, HS.L2U3.18, HS.L2U1.19, HS.L1U1.20, HS.L2U1.21, HS.L1U1.22, HS.L1U3.23, HS.L3U1.24, HS.L3U1.25, HS.L3U3.26, HS.L4U1.27, HS.L4U1.28

    GRADE:  9-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Placement Criteria
     

    CHEMISTRY

    This lab class will study the composition of materials. Areas covered include the basic structure of atoms, how atoms combine to produce molecules, and how symbols and formulas are used to write chemical equations.
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology and Algebra 1-2
     

    CHEMISTRY H

    This advanced level lab course includes more detailed study of concepts and a heavier emphasis on mathematics. It concentrates on the theoretical explanation of materials.  This course is aligned to CHM 130 at the community college and is available for dual enrollment credit at some sites.  Community college tuition applies. 
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology and Algebra 1-2
     

    EARTH SCIENCE

    This laboratory class is designed to introduce students to the foundations of Earth Sciences. Students will study erosion, plate tectonics, meteorology, astronomy, and the geologic time scale.
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
     

    EARTH SCIENCE H

    This laboratory class analyzes and describes Earth’s interconnected systems and how they are changing due to natural processes and human influence. Topics covered include rocks, minerals, sculpting of Earth’s surface, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic history, the atmosphere, weather, climate, the solar system, stars, and galaxies.
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
     PREREQUISITE: passes Biology or Biology H

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (BCHS, DVHS, BGHS)  

    This is an applied lab science based on experimentation and observation.  Students are expected to solve environmental problems that relate to resource depletion, pollution and extinction.  This science takes a global perspective focusing on both developed and developing countries.  This course is aligned to BIO 105 at the community college and is available for dual enrollment credit at some sites.  Community college tuition applies.
    GRADE:  11-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology/Biology H plus one other high school lab science 
     

    FORENSIC SCIENCE

    This lab course concentrates on the application of science to civil and criminal laws that are enforced by law enforcement agencies in a criminal justice system.  Labs are designed to collect and analyze evidence.  Some material presented in this class is of a sensitive nature and may be difficult for some individuals.  Student discretion is advised. 
    GRADE:  11-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology/Biology H plus one other high school lab science
     

    MEDICAL SCIENCE   (Does not count as an upper level lab science.)

    This lab science is an introductory course that deals with the basics of the structure and function of major human body systems with an overview of associated careers.
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Biology
     
    *For the class of 2023 and beyond, Medical Science will be offered as an elective only course.
     

    PHYSICS  

    This course is a laboratory oriented scientific investigation of mechanics, heat, optics, sound, light, electromagnetism, nuclear energy, and atomic structure. 
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Two years of high school lab science, have taken or are concurrently enrolled in Algebra 3-4
     

    PHYSICS H (BCHS, BGHS)

    This course is a lab science that an integration of the conceptual approach and mathematical bases presentation of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Oscillatory Motion, Sound, Electricity and Light Energy. The emphasis is on implementation of problem solving skill, lab skills and understanding.  This course is aligned to PHY 101 at the community college and is available for dual enrollment credit at some sites.  Community college tuition applies.
    GRADE:  10-12 LENGTH:  Year CREDIT:  1
    PREREQUISITE:  Two years of high school lab science, have taken or are concurrently enrolled in Algebra 3-4