This course will cover material in biology, in particular anatomy
and physiology. Medicine, as a sub-field of biology that uses
biological discoveries to treat human diseases, will be
highlighted. There will be a large emphasis on scientific
reasoning and the scientific method. The emphasis in this course is
on stimulating the student through experimentation and
observation. Students will dissect many organisms (i.e.
starfish, perch, frogs) as well as analyze various internal
organs. The level of analysis will vary by age group and
grade level. Each week the students observe a different
demonstration in fields as diverse as the gas laws, tar contents of
various brands of cigarettes to electrochemistry. A subscription to
Scholastic Science has been ordered for the classes.
Science In Literature
Science in Literature is a course designed for a student who
demonstrates an exceptional interest in science and is perhaps
interested in pursuing a career in the field. In this course,
we will be exploring scientific topics via literature and the arts.
Students will be utilizing novels, short stories, newspapers,
magazines (a subscription to Scholastic Choices and Literacy
Cavalcade has been ordered for the classes), computer experience
and films, as their instruments of study.
This course will demonstrate the practical uses of mathematics,
particularly as they relate to science and technology. It will also
attempt to de-mystify mathematical problems by teaching students
how to read and speak the language of mathematics. In
conjunction with these aims, emphasis will be placed upon review
for standardized tests, such as the PSAT and SAT examinations.
Scholastic Math has been ordered for the classes. This is read in
class and the students are encouraged to complete the activities at
Parent Advisory Board
Interested parents of students meet with administrators to plan
workshops on Financial Aid and Careers.