High

Science

Agriscience Foundations 1

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.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: EQ

Anatomy and Physiology Honors

Course Description: This advanced course provides exploratory activities in the structure and function of the components of the human body. The content includes anatomical terminology, cellular biology, histology, homeostasis, immune response, organization and interrelatedness of major body systems, sensory function, and human disorders. Laboratory investigations focus on the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.  Preserved animal studies may be a part of the laboratory experience.

Offered: Grade 10,11,12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit:  1.0

Prerequisite: Biology 1 or Biology 1 Honors 

Type of Credit: EQ Science

AP Biology

Course Description: This college-level course seeks to prepare the student for credit and/or appropriate placement in college biology courses. The content is organized in the following 4 Big Ideas: Evolution, Cellular Processes, Genetics, and Information Transfer and Interactions. Twenty-five percent of instructional time is devoted to lab investigations which include two investigations per big idea. Lab investigations are student-directed and inquiry based.  Preserved animal studies may be a part of this course.  This course is recommended to be taken with Biology 2 Honors

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology 1 Honors, Chemistry, Algebra 2, FSA Reading Level 3

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Recommendation: Block with Biology 2

AP Environmental Science

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to study the interaction of man with the environment. The content includes scientific analysis, fundamental principles, and concepts about the interdependence of earth’s systems, population dynamics, environmental quality, global changes, and their consequences. Laboratory investigation of selected topics includes the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.  Students will take the AP Environmental Test. 

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology 1 Honors

Type of Credit:​​​​​​​ EQ Science

Biology 1 and Biology 1 Honors

Biology 1 Course Description: This course provides students with exploratory activities, laboratory experiences, and real-life applications in the biological sciences. The content includes the nature of science, matter, energy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, levels of organization and classification, structure, function, and reproduction of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the behavior of organisms, interrelationships among organisms, biological selection, adaptations, and changes through time. The Biology EOC has three reporting categories: Molecular and Cellular Biology (35%), Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems (40%), Classification, Heredity, and Evolution of Living Organisms (40%).  

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.

Biology 1 Honors Course Description: This advanced course provides integrated laboratory experiences and real-life applications in the essential processes of life. The content includes the nature of science, matter, energy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, levels of organization and classification, structure, function, and reproduction of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the behavior of organisms, interrelationships among organisms, biological selection, adaptations and changes through time. Students entering this course in 9TH grade should have earned a 3 or higher on the 8TH grade Florida Statewide Science Assessment and or a 3 on the Reading FSA. Laboratory investigations will include the use of the scientific process, measurement, observations, predictions, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. Preserved animal studies may be a part of this course.  The Biology EOC has three Reporting Categories: Molecular and Cellular Biology (35%), Organisms, Populations and Ecosystems (40%), Classification, Heredity, and Evolution of Living Organisms (40%).

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Offered: Grade 9 & 10

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None or Teacher Recommendation (For Honors)

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Biology

Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 1 Honors

Chemistry 1 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, the periodic table, bonding, chemical formulas, chemical reactions and balanced equations, the behavior of gases, and physical changes. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Chemistry 1 Honors Course Description: This advanced course involves the study of the composition, properties and changes of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, gas laws, energy and order, reaction rates and equilibrium, solutions, nuclear, electric, and organic chemistry. Selected laboratory activities include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 2, Biology (For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Earth/Space Science and Earth/Space Science Honors

Earth/Space Science 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, freshwater, and marine systems, meteorology, geologic time, and renewable/non-renewable energy sources. Selected laboratory investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, laboratory apparatus, and safety and are an integral part of this course.

Earth/Space Science Honors Course Description: This advanced course provides laboratories and opportunities to develop concepts basic to the earth, its materials, processes, history, and the environment in space. Students are involved in comparing, contrasting, describing, and analyzing various aspects of our earth and space. Topics include origins of the universe and solar system, life cycles of stars, earth and moon systems, the U.S. Space program, rock and landforms, oceanography, and weather. Investigations include the use of the scientific process, measurement, apparatus, and safety and are integral to the course. 

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Environmental Science and Environmental Science Honors

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.

Environmental Science Honors: This course is designed as an interdisciplinary course to provide students with scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to identify and analyze environmental problems and to evaluate rises and alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course.

Offered: Grade 9 & 10

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None/Reading FSA Level 3 ​​​​​​​(For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Forensic Science 1

Course Description: Laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that at the high school level, all students should be in the science lab or field, collecting data every week. School laboratory investigations (labs) are defined by the National Research Council (NRC) as an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC, 2006, p. 3). Laboratory investigations in the high school classroom should help all students develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills to calibrate and troubleshoot equipment used to make observations. Learners should understand measurement error; and have the skills to aggregate, interpret, and present the resulting data (National Research Council, 2006, p.77; NSTA, 2007).

Offered: Grade 9 & 10

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: EQ Science

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, the 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.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology 1

Type of Credit: EQ Science

Physics 1 and Physics 1 Honors

Physics 1 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.

Physics 1 Honors Course Description: This advanced course provides a rigorous study 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.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Fully Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1, Level 3-5 (For Honors)

Type of Credit: EQ Science, Physical

Social Studies

AP Microeconomics

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive readings and writing assignments. This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze the behavior of individual households, firms, markets, and how prices and outputs are determined in those markets, and how the price mechanism allocates resources and distributes income. Specific content to be covered will include an understanding of fundamental economic concepts including scarcity, opportunity costs and trade-offs, productivity, economic systems and institutions, and exchange, money, and interdependence. Financial Literacy components required by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, have been integrated into this course. Students will take the corresponding AP exam. Financial Literacy components required by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are integrated into this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Honors/or AP Social Studies Courses/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: Economics

AP U.S. Government and Politics

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. The purpose of this course is to give students a critical perspective on politics and government in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American political reality. Specific content to be covered will include an understanding of federalism and the separation of powers, the development of the constitution, the process of politics, the nature of public opinion, the role of political parties and interest groups, the major formal and informal institutional arrangement of powers, and the development of civil liberties and civil rights. Students will take the corresponding AP exam. Financial Literacy Components require by Section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, are integrated into this course.

Offered: Grade 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: Honors or AP Social Studies Courses or Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: U.S. Government

AP U.S. History

Course Description: Advanced Placement courses require students to successfully perform college-level academic work, including many extensive reading and writing assignments. This course provides the analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the problems, content, and materials of American historic development. Higher order thinking skills such as evaluating, analyzing, and problem-solving will be emphasized. Content will include the development of American culture and institutions as well as ideals and characteristics; enlightened thinking and the socioeconomic and political forces and compromises that formed the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence; changing interpretations of the Constitution, and individual rights; sectionalism as a change force; the relationship between technological change and societal reaction; the variety of changing American lifestyles; changes in American foreign policy; the capitalistic free enterprise economic system; and the future of our nation based on current trends. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Honors or AP Social Studies Course/Teacher Recommendation

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​U.S. History 

AP World History: Modern

Course Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the major developments of civilizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Six overarching themes will be followed: the patterns and impacts of interaction among societies, the relationship of change and continuity across the historical periods, the impact of technology and demography on people and the environment, systems of social structure among societies, cultural and intellectual developments, and changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including emergence of the nation-state. Students will take the corresponding AP exam.

Offered:  Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Advance U.S. History (M/J) or Honors World History/Teacher Recommendation (AP Human Geography recommended)

Type of Credit: World History

Economics and Economics Honors

Economics Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and microeconomics in order to promote economics. 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 role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.

Economics Honors Course Description: This course will provide students with knowledge of the fundamentals of both macro and microeconomics in order to promote economics. 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 role and influence of the government and fiscal policies, economic measurements, tools, and methodology, financial and investment markets, and the business cycle.  Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g., Social Studies fair, participatory citizenship project, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 12

Semester: ​​​​​​​Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​Economics

US Government and US Government Honors

US Government Course Description: This course provides students the opportunity to examine their own political behaviors, analyze the dynamics of political issues and practice decision-making skills. Content will include the nature of political behavior, power acquisition, maintenance, and extension; political theorists; comparative political systems; sources, structure, and function of American Government; roles of political parties, interest groups, and citizens; the role of women and diverse cultural groups in the development of our political system.

US Government Honors Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of American government and political behavior. Content will include an evaluation of those documents which shape our political traditions (the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the bill of Rights); the roles and changing nature of political parties and interest groups; the changing nature of citizen rights and responsibilities in a democratic state; and the importance of civic participation in the democratic political process. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, participatory citizenship project, projects for competitive evaluation, investment portfolio contests, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Semester Only

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: .50

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: ​​​​​​​U.S Government

US History and US History Honors

US History Course Description: The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction.

Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade.

US History Honors Course Description: The grade 9-12 United States History course consists of the following content area strands: United States History, Geography, and Humanities. The primary content emphasis for this course pertains to the study of United States history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present day. Students will be exposed to the historical, geographic, political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the development of the United States and the resulting impact on world history. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events which occurred before the end of Reconstruction. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, projects for competitive evaluation, or other teacher-directed projects).

Students will be required to take the exam in order to be awarded credit. The exam will be worth 30% of the overall final course grade.

Offered: Grade 10 & 11

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit:​​​​​​​ U.S History 

World History and World History Honors

World History Course Description: This course provides an understanding of the development of civilization by examining the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have affected humanity. Content to be covered will include the rise of civilization and cultural universals, the development of religious thought, the evolution of political systems, nationalism, the origin of economic systems and philosophies, the influence of major historical figures and events, and contemporary world affairs.

World History Honors Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the past in terms of the development of humanity. This is done by analyzing the cultural, dynastic, economic, military, political, religious, scientific, and social events that have shaped and molded humanity. Content will include geo-historic development; comparative views of history; the origin and development of contrasting civilizations, political theories, and philosophies; an analysis of cultural universals; the diversity of economic thought and practices; the influence of major figures and events; and interpretations concerning the historical development of our contemporary world affairs. Honors courses offer scaffolded learning opportunities for students to develop the critical skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in a more rigorous and reflective academic setting. Students are empowered to perform at higher levels as they engage in the following: analyzing historical documents and supplementary readings, working in the context of thematically categorized information, becoming proficient in note-taking, participating in Socratic seminars/discussions, emphasizing free-response and document-based writing, contrasting opposing viewpoints, solving problems, etc. Students will develop and demonstrate their skills through participation in a capstone and/or extended research-based paper/project (e.g. Social Studies fair, projects for competitive evaluation, or other teacher-directed projects).

Offered: Grade 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Edgenuity/FLVS

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit: World History

Digital Information Technology

Course Description: This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments.  Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information-based society.  Digital Information Technology includes the exploration and use of: databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and email, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.

Offered: Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Semester: Full Year

Platform: Canvas

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

Type of Credit:  Performing Fine Arts