Science Department

All students are required to take three credits of science courses for graduation. Students are required to take one Biology credit, one credit of either Chemistry or Physics, and one science elective for their third credit. All freshmen are required to take Physical Science (two semesters), and all sophomores are required to take Biology to cover the MME content expectations. If students choose to take the Physical Science bypass test, with a score of 77% or better, he/she must take Biology.

General Science Background:
  • 9th grade - Physical Science
  • 10th grade - Biology credit
  • 11th grade - Chemistry credit or Physics credit (Physics or Applied Physics)
    Earth & Space Physics
  • 12th grade - science elective

Careers in Medicine, Allied Medical Fields, Engineering, Science and Conservation:

9th grade
  • Physical Science


10th grade
  • Biology
  • Botany*
  • Zoology*


11th grade
  • Advanced Placement Biology*
  • Applied Physics* 
  • Botany* 
  • Chemistry*  
  • Earth & Space Physics*
  • Physics* 
  • Zoology* 


12th grade
  • Advanced Placement Biology*
  • Applied Physics* 
  • Botany* 
  • Chemistry* 
  • Earth & Space Physics* 
  • Physics*
  • Zoology*


* indicates a prerequisite must be met prior to taking this class
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