Course Catalog

High

Math

Geometry and Geometry Honors

Course Description: This course is designed to give an in-depth study of geometry with emphasis on methods of proof and the formal language of mathematics. The content will include the following: structure of geometry; separation properties; angle concepts; triangles, quadrilaterals; proofs, perpendicularity and parallelism in a plane and in space; similar polygons; circles and spheres; constructions; area and volume; and coordinate geometry. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Liberal Arts Math 1

Course Description: Liberal Arts Mathematics is a course designed to strengthen the mathematical skills required for end of course exams and college entrance exams. Units of study will include solving and graphing equations, inequalities and systems of equations, properties of polynomials and exponents, introduction to geometry, similarity, three dimensional measurements and statistics. This course may be taken in addition to Algebra 1 but not offered as a blocked class. *This course does not meet NCAA requirements.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Liberal Arts Math 2

Course Description: Liberal Arts Mathematics is a course designed to strengthen the mathematical skills required for end of course exams and college entrance exams. Units of study will include solving and graphing equations, inequalities and systems of equations, properties of polynomials and exponents, introduction to geometry, similarity, three dimensional measurements and statistics.

Math for College Readiness

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to enhance and continue the study of mathematics after Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry and to prepare students for college-level studies. The content will include graphing linear functions, quadratic functions, absolute value functions, radical functions and rational functions. Students will also be expected to solve equations containing these types of functions as well as performing operations on expressions and simplifying. Other topics will include inequalities, factoring polynomials, applied problems, and systems of equations.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge ONLY

Pre-Calculus Honors

Course Description: This course is designed to strengthen and extend the student’s knowledge of algebraic and trigonometric concepts and to prepare the student for calculus. The content will include mathematical induction, symbolic logic, Boolean and matrix algebra, probability and statistics, elementary functions and limits. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Trigonometry

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a complete study of circular and trigonometric functions and their applications. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. The content will include identities, graphs, inverses of circular functions, particular and general solutions of trigonometric equations, and solutions of right and oblique triangles. Calculators and computers will serve as instructional tools in concept development.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Science

Agriscience Foundations

Course Description: This course is designed to develop competencies in the areas of agricultural history and the global impact of agriculture; career opportunities; scientific and research concepts; biological and physical science principles; environmental principles; Agriscience safety; principles of leadership; and agribusiness, employability, and human relations skills in Agriscience. Laboratory-based activities are an integral part of this course. These include the safe use and application of appropriate technology, scientific testing and observation equipment.

 

AP Biology

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge ONLY

AP Environmental Science

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge ONLY

Biology 1 and Biology 1 Honors

Course Description: This course provides students with exploratory activities, laboratory experiences and real-life applications in the biological sciences. The content includes the following concepts: nature of science, matter, energy, chemical processes of life, reproduction and communication of cells, basic study of genetics, organization, classification and taxonomy, structure, reproduction and function of plants, animals, and microorganisms, interdependence of living things, adaptations, and the impact of technology on society. Preserved animal studies may be a part of this course. All students are required to pass Biology 1. The Biology End Of Course Exam will account for 30% of the final grade. Students working towards the Scholar Designation must pass the Biology EOC.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 1 Honors

Course Description: This course involves the study of the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter. The content includes the classification and structure of matter, atomic theory, periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, behavior of gases, and physical changes. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Earth/Space Science and Earth/Space Science Honors

Course Description: This course provides a study of the interaction and organization of matter and energy in the solar system and the universe, and how this affects life on Earth. The content includes theories for the formation of the universe and solar system, formation of rocks, landforms, plate tectonics, fresh water and marine systems, meteorology, geologic time and renewable/non-renewable energy sources. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety and are an integral part of this course.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Environmental Science

Course Description: This course provides a study of man's interaction with the environment. The content includes forms of pollution, conservation, environmental planning and policy, public land usages, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. Laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge/FLVS

Marine Science

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the marine environment. The content includes the nature of science, the origins of the oceans, the chemical and physical structure of the marine environment, ecology of the various sea zones, marine communities, and the interrelationship between man and the ocean. Laboratory investigations will include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus and safety procedures. Preserved specimens may be a part of this course.

Physics 1 and Physics 1 Honors

Course Description: This course provides a foundation of the concepts, theories and laws governing the interaction of matter, energy and the forces of nature. The content includes kinematics, dynamics, energy, work and power, heat and thermodynamics, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, nuclear physics, and sound. Laboratory investigations of selected topics include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Social Studies

African American History

Course Description: The grade 9-12 African-American History course consists of the following content area strands: World History, American History, Geography, Humanities, Civics and Government. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of the chronological development of African Americans by examining the political, economic, social, religious, military and cultural events that affected the cultural group. Content will include, but is not limited to, West African heritage, the Middle Passage and Triangular Trade, the African Diaspora, significant turning points and trends in the development of African American culture and institutions, enslavement and emancipation, the Abolition, Black Nationalist, and Civil Rights movements, major historical figures and events in African-American history, and contemporary African-American affairs.

AP European History

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

AP US History

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge ONLY

AP World History: Modern

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edge ONLY

Economics and Economics Honors

Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and micro economics in order to promote economic. Content should include, but is not limited to, currency, banking, and monetary policy, the fundamental concepts relevant to the major economic systems, the global market and economy, major economic theories and economists, the roll and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edge/FLVS