• Earth Science I

    Studying something as large and complicated as the Earth is quite an undertaking. In order to make it manageable, this course is divided into the scientific areas of geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. Each of these areas of study helps scientists understand the activity and make-up of our planet. In this course, students will use scientific methods and investigations to make each area of study applicable to their daily lives.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Earth Science.

  • Chemistry I

    In this course students explore the interaction of matter and energy that applies analytical investigation, observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes to the manipulation of chemical quantities and problem solving applications in various earth science, life science, and other physical science fields of study. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative study. Students will participate in virtual, interactive chemistry laboratory experiences.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Chemistry.

  • Biology II: Ecology

    This course builds upon the detailed understandings of living systems addressed in Biology I. Students investigate the flow of matter and energy in biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem; geochemical processes; chemical and biochemical processes essential for life; water chemistry and the impact of water on life processes; and processes and interactions of Earth systems. Content gives focus to the individual, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, and global issues. 

    This course aligns with the Virginia Department of Education’s Science Content Guidelines for Biology II: Ecology.

  • AP Biology

    The AP Biology course is designed to enable students to develop advanced inquiry and reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The result will be readiness for the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses.

    This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Biology.

  • Biology II: Anatomy/Physiology

    In this laboratory-based course, students will gain an in-depth understanding and working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The course will cover the eleven systems of the human body with emphasis on the mechanisms that maintain homeostasis. Laboratory and clinical case studies will be used to illustrate anatomical and physiological concepts. Careers in the medical sciences are explored. Students will study basic anatomical terminology and the biochemical composition of the human body, with detail of each of the major systems of the body. One of the goals of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in future science classes in college and medical fields.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Department of Education’s Science Content Guidelines for Biology II: Anatomy & Physiology.

  • Biology I

    This course provides students with a detailed understanding of living systems. Students investigate biochemical life processes, cellular organization, mechanisms of inheritance, dynamic relationships among organisms, and the changes in organisms through time.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Biology.

  • Science 6

    Science for grade 6 continues to emphasize investigations. The concept of change is explored through the study of transformations of energy and matter. A more detailed understanding of solar systems and space exploration takes students on a collaborative quest for knowledge and understanding. Emphasis is placed on the development and use of an experimental design in scientific inquiry, the use of the language of science to communicate understanding, and the investigation of phenomena using technology.

    This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science, Grade 6.