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Science

* Students in Grade 10 who fulfill the AP Physics I prerequisite may enroll in the course alongside Integrated Science: Life on a Changing Earth.

Semester I electives
Topics in Biology: Anatomy & Physiology I                       (fall 2025)
Topics in Biology: Biotechnology and Microbiology 
Topics in Biology: The Science of Food: Cooking, Composition and Sustainability
Topics in Chemistry: Modern Materials
Topics in Physics: Astrophysics

Semester II electives
Topics in Biology: Anatomy & Physiology II                    (spring 2026)
Topics in Biology: Biotechnology and Microbiology
Topics in Biology: The Science of Food: Cooking, Composition and Sustainability
Topics in Chemistry: Synthesizing Our World
Topics in Physics: The Engineered Environment

Use the chart above in conjunction with specific course descriptions and prerequisites, and note that typical pathways are shown, but not every possible scenario for student progression through the curriculum. All students in AP science courses are expected to complete a summer assignment prior to the course and take the AP exam in May.

ASL science students develop an understanding of the essential concepts of science as well as the scientific skills of questioning, analysis, reasoning, and oral and written communication. Through collaborative, inquiry-based class experiences, students demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including the ability to evaluate evidence and sources of information. They reflect upon results and propose alternate approaches and solutions. All students are challenged by a science education that appeals to and nurtures a sense of curiosity, mental flexibility, skepticism and inquiry. Students investigate real-world issues and public policy. Scientific literacy enables them to critically evaluate issues as informed and active citizens. ASL science students understand the core ideas that form the foundation of science and engage in inquiry and the scientific process. They exhibit scientific habits of mind, understand the connection between science and global issues, and are prepared to participate as informed, active citizens in society. 

Not offered in 2024-25