The science program offers strong traditional science courses such as Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. Offered electives include Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science and Forensics/Biotechnology. While all of the science courses offered have a laboratory component, colleges and universities traditionally consider Physics, Biology, and Chemistry as single‑discipline lab courses serving as the foundation of the science program.
Science department requirements for progression to the next course sequence in grades 9 and 10 are as follows:
LEVEL 1 or LEVEL 2
A cumulative grade of D or D+ (65 – 69) in a level 1 or level 2 course indicates serious weakness even though the student has earned the credits and has minimally passed the course. Students with these grades have the following options:
· Drop to a lower level science sequence
· Pass summer school with at least a 70, earn no additional credits but raise the cumulative average on the high school transcript to a 70, and continue in the sequence at the same level.
· Students in level 1 or level 2 with a cumulative grade of U (50 – 64) should go to summer school, and pass with 70 or higher to bring the final grade on the high school record to 65, earn the credits, and take the next science course. Failure to go to summer school requires the student to repeat the course.
· Students with a cumulative grade of D or D+ (65 – 69) in a level 3 course may go on in sequence. Students are encouraged to go to summer school and pass with a 70 or higher to improve the grade on the transcript to 70. No additional credits will be earned.
· Students in level 3 with a cumulative grade of U (50-64) should go to summer school, and pass with 70 or higher to bring the final grade on the high school record to 65 and earn the credits. Level three science students who fail to pass summer school must repeat the course.
· A student who earns a cumulative grade below 50 in any level must repeat the course at the same level or at a lower level (if available) – completion of summer school will not earn any credit or grade change; however, a student may enroll in summer school for remediation.
· To advance to a higher level in any course a student must earn a prerequisite grade of B+ at the present level of study.
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