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The Science major is designed for academically motivated and dedicated students who aspire to enter the rich arena of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences. Core courses in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences and physics are augmented by advanced placement courses and a wide variety of additional science courses (both traditional and online). Students begin with Honors Biology and are expected to complete AP courses in grades 10, 11 & 12.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Honors Science I 
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Natural Resources & Biology
  7. Elective
  8. World Language

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. AP Biology (Health) OR AP Physics I (Engineering)
  4. Honor Chemistry
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed
  6. Economics
  7. Elective
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. AP Chemistry
  4. US History
  5. Honors Physics
  6. World Language
  7. Environmental Science Issues
  8. AP Physics I or II

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Statistics or AP Mathematics 
  3. Anatomy & Physiology
  4. AP Physics C
  5. AP Environmental Science
  6. Astronomy (online course)
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

• Human Genetics & Forensics
• AP Chemistry
• AP Physics I and II
• Plant & Animal Science courses
• Health Care Technician courses
• DTCC BIO 120 Anatomy & Physiology
• DTCC CHM 110 General Chemistry

Online Courses
• Anthropology  
• Biotechnology
• Cosmetology  • Forensic Science
• Great Minds in Science  • Marine Science
• Philosophy  • Social Problems
• Veterinary Science  • Archaeology

 

After School Activities:

  • Science Olympiad
  • VEX Robotics
  • Penn Farm and FFA