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10th Grade Courses

  • Honors Biology
    • Honors Biology is an advanced high school course to engage students in the study of life and living organisms and allow them a chance to explore various components of biology. Topics that will be covered in class include evolution, ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology, genetics and heredity.

      Students learn the content using real world situations, case studies, technology and by doing experiments and hands-on activities. The class also encourage students to explore new discoveries in the field.  This course is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards with goals to develop understanding of content and improve key skills including communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and creative thinking.

  • Honors Integrated Math 3
    • The content of this course integrates the topics of geometry, functions, statistics and trigonometry.  The focus of Semester 1 is on geometry and introductory trigonometric concepts.  The focus of semester 2 is on circular models, trigonometry, probability, and statistics.  Students will apply these concepts to problem solve a variety of mathematical, scientific and technological situations.  Technology will be emphasized throughout the course for work with graphing, analyzing data and simulating experiments.  Rather than taking a final exam at the end of each semester, this class is broken up into trimesters.  A final exam will be taken after each of the following topics are studied: Geometry, Trigonometry, and Probability/Statistics (this one will be a final project).
  • AP Seminar
    • AP Seminar is a foundational course where students investigate real-world topics of their choosing as well as learn to collect, analyze, and synthesize information from multiple sources.  Students engage in conversations about complex academic and real-world issues from divergent perspectives. AP Seminar is the first of two courses in the AP Capstone™ program.  AP Research is the second course.  If a student earns scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing, they will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.  Alternatively, if a student earns scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research only, they will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.  More information about this course can be found at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-seminar.