Core Classes

Science

Science – See Science Graduation Requirements

Details about the graduation requirements for Science (page 1 of course catalog)

Science Courses:

Physical Science

Grade: 9th

Description: A survey course consisting of chemical and physical science. This course involves problem solving and learning scientific processes.

Biology I

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for the more advanced sophomore who wants to maximize his or her science potential. Students will move at a more accelerated pace and will do more research and projects (Science Fair project is required).


Biology I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: This course is designed for the more advanced sophomore who wants to maximize his or her science potential. Students will move at a more accelerated pace and will do more research and projects.

Prerequisites: Science teacher recommendation.

Biology II

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for students who plan to continue their study in science and are considering careers in biology or health related fields. The course will cover anatomy, basic biochemistry, cellular respiration, embryology, and physiology. Students will be expected to participate in the dissections. They will also be expected to work independently, and in cooperative groups.


AP Biology II: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: AP Biology is both a difficult and a fun course. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a conceptual framework for modern biology, emphasizing applications of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. This is a college-level course, and students will be held to high expectations and mature responsibilities just like a college freshman taking Introduction to Biology. Goals are for the students to have a good understanding of the concepts in biology and a grasp of its relevance to themselves and society. Another goal is to promote self-learning among the students. In order to cover so much information, a very organized and strict guideline must be set and followed. Several planning tools will be provided: Course Schedule, Monthly Calendars, and Reading/Lecture Guidelines.

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation.

Chemistry I

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It requires rigorous mathematical calculations.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in Algebra I and credit or enrollment in Algebra II.


Chemistry I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: The material covered in Chemistry Honors includes the basic chemistry covered in regular chemistry, but requires more intense study at an accelerated pace.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, enrollment in Algebra II and Science Teacher Recommendation.

Chemistry II (AP): Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. Laboratory experiments in this class will be weekly and more in depth than general chemistry.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and B or above in Chemistry (C with Science Teacher Recommendation)

Physics

Grade: 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It requires rigorous mathematical calculations

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, and Geometry.


AP Physics I: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This Advanced Placement course is the equivalent of one semester in algebra-based college physics for students who have strong math skills and science interest. It covers Newtonian mechanics, sound, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, and Geometry. Teacher recommendation required.


AP Physics C – Mechanics: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This Advanced Placement course is the equivalent of one semester in calculus-based college physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. It includes concepts such as kinematics, laws of motion, work, energy, power, linear momentum, rotation, oscillations, and gravitation. The course includes theoretical studies, extensive problem solving, in-depth lab investigations. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Advanced Math. Students who take this course must be enrolled in or have passed Calculus AB. Teacher recommendation required.

Science Faculty:

Tiffany Bateast, Department Chair

tbateast@ebrschools.org

Dannica Diggs
ddiggs@ebrschools.org

Jennifer Fentress
jfentress@ebrschools.org

Wiley Iverstine

Miranda Moore

mmoore4@ebrschools.org

Liduvina Nery

jnery@ebrschools.org

Lori Ridgdell

lridgell@ebrschools.org

Lillie Rubin
lrubin@ebrschools.org

Core Classes

Science

Science – See Science Graduation Requirements

Details about the graduation requirements for Science (page 1 of course catalog)

Science Courses:

Physical Science

Grade: 9th

Description: A survey course consisting of chemical and physical science. This course involves problem solving and learning scientific processes.

Biology I

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for the more advanced sophomore who wants to maximize his or her science potential. Students will move at a more accelerated pace and will do more research and projects (Science Fair project is required).


Biology I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: This course is designed for the more advanced sophomore who wants to maximize his or her science potential. Students will move at a more accelerated pace and will do more research and projects.

Prerequisites: Science teacher recommendation.

Biology II

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This course is designed for students who plan to continue their study in science and are considering careers in biology or health related fields. The course will cover anatomy, basic biochemistry, cellular respiration, embryology, and physiology. Students will be expected to participate in the dissections. They will also be expected to work independently, and in cooperative groups.


AP Biology II: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: AP Biology is both a difficult and a fun course. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a conceptual framework for modern biology, emphasizing applications of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. This is a college-level course, and students will be held to high expectations and mature responsibilities just like a college freshman taking Introduction to Biology. Goals are for the students to have a good understanding of the concepts in biology and a grasp of its relevance to themselves and society. Another goal is to promote self-learning among the students. In order to cover so much information, a very organized and strict guideline must be set and followed. Several planning tools will be provided: Course Schedule, Monthly Calendars, and Reading/Lecture Guidelines.

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation.

Chemistry I

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It requires rigorous mathematical calculations.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in Algebra I and credit or enrollment in Algebra II.


Chemistry I Honors: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Description: The material covered in Chemistry Honors includes the basic chemistry covered in regular chemistry, but requires more intense study at an accelerated pace.

Prerequisites: Algebra I, enrollment in Algebra II and Science Teacher Recommendation.

Chemistry II (AP): Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. Laboratory experiments in this class will be weekly and more in depth than general chemistry.

Prerequisites: Algebra II and B or above in Chemistry (C with Science Teacher Recommendation)

Physics

Grade: 12th

Description: This course prepares for a college major in the physical sciences or engineering. It requires rigorous mathematical calculations

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, and Geometry.


AP Physics I: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This Advanced Placement course is the equivalent of one semester in algebra-based college physics for students who have strong math skills and science interest. It covers Newtonian mechanics, sound, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear physics. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, and Geometry. Teacher recommendation required.


AP Physics C – Mechanics: Extra Quality Point Awarded for C or Above

Grade: 11th, 12th

Description: This Advanced Placement course is the equivalent of one semester in calculus-based college physics for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. It includes concepts such as kinematics, laws of motion, work, energy, power, linear momentum, rotation, oscillations, and gravitation. The course includes theoretical studies, extensive problem solving, in-depth lab investigations. In order to receive college credit for the course, students must pass the class and pass the College Board’s comprehensive end of the year test.

Prerequisites: C or BETTER in both Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Advanced Math. Students who take this course must be enrolled in or have passed Calculus AB. Teacher recommendation required.

Science Faculty:

Tiffany Bateast, Department Chair
tbateast@ebrschools.org

Wiley Iverstine

Lori Ridgell
lridgell@ebrschools.org

Dannica Diggs
ddiggs@ebrschools.org

Miranda Moore
mmoore4@ebrschools.org

Lillie Rubin
lrubin@ebrschools.org

Jennifer Fentress
jfentress@ebrschools.org

Liduvina Nery
jnery@ebrschools.org

Tim Spruill
tspruill@ebrschools.org