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2017-18 High School Course Cataloghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=2https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}2017-18 High School Course CatalogBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'MAX FEE' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area.

 

 

http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/CROS10https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17023{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CROS10Physical ScienceThis course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/physical-science-e This course is not NCAA eligible.10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Physical%20Science%20CR.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/CROS31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16403{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CROS31BiologyThis course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/biology-e This course is not NCAA eligible.10SC - Life ScienceS10; I42; 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Biology%20CR.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/CROS50https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16462{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}CROS50Chemistry This course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/chemistry-e This course is not NCAA eligible.10SC - Physical ScienceM51; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry%20CR.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I04https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16756{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I04IB/AP Environmental Science wtThis is a unique course that examines how societies address the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues. It is a science and social studies course that combines the IB Environmental Systems & Societies curriculum with the AP Environmental Science curriculum. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry‐based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society SL exam and the AP Environmental Science exam. 10SC - Life ScienceI44; S50; S37; I40; Any of the listed courses may serve as the prerquisite11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20%20Environmental%20Science%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I06https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16768{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I06IB Biology 1 wtIB Bio 1 is the first year of a two-year sequence in the IB Biology curriculum. This course begins the study of five major topics of biology: cells , chemistry of life, genetics, ecology & evolution, and human health and physiology. These five topics are required by the IB Biology program. They are also aligned with the BVSD content standards for Biology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. This course requires that students apply critical thinking, group cooperation, chemistry and geometry. 10SC - Life ScienceI42; S50 or S5111th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Biology%201%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I114https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16804{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I114IB Physics 2 HL wtIB Physics 2 HL is a continuation of IB Physics 1 and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics: added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics. The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results and communicate findings. Successful completion of the course prepares students for the IB SL or HL exams. 10SC - Physical ScienceI75; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%202%20HL%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I38https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16781{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I38IB Environmental Systems and Societies wtThis course provides students with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues they will come to face. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry-based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society Standard Level exam.10SC - Life SciencePre-IB Science, grade 10 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Environmental%20Systems%20and%20Societies%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I39https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16769{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I39IB Biology 2 SL wtThis course covers five major topics of biology: cells, chemistry of life, genetics, ecology and evolution and human health and physiology. These five topics are required by the IB biology program. These five topics are also aligned with the BVSD content standards for Biology and AP/CU Succeed Biology. This course requires that students apply critical thinking, group cooperation, college prep chemistry and geometry.10SC - Life ScienceI40; S51; S50; S37; Prerequisites - S37 or I40, S50 or S5112th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Biology%202%20SL%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I40https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16430{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I40BVSD PIB Biology 1 wtIB Biology 1 is a comprehensive survey of cells, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, ecology and select topics in physiology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate biological knowledge with respect to problems which are facing mankind at present, and which have implication of serious consequences in the future. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This course is the first part of a curriculum pathway leading to IB/AP exams. 10SC - Life ScienceS10; I34; I42; Prerequisites - S10 or I42, concurrent I3410th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Biology%201%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I41https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16757{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I41IB/AP Biochemistry HL wtIB Biochemistry HL is an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on organic chemistry, enzymes, DNA and protein synthesis, genetic engineering, cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Students will be exposed to rigors of both biology and advanced chemistry concepts. Laboratory activities will reinforce concepts and principles presented in class. Completion of IB Biology 1, IB Biology 2 HL, and IB Biochemistry HL (this course) will prepare students for IB and AP exams. 5SC - Life ScienceS50; I43; I44; I40; Prerequisites - I40, I44 or S50, concurrent I4312th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Biochemistry%20HL%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I42https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16431{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I42BVSD PIB Chemistry Physics wtThis class is an exploratory science course which leads to a solid foundation for IB/AP science courses. Emphasis will be placed on observing relationships, identifying variables and developing explanations in qualitative and quantitative ways through experimentation and analysis. Students will be able to relate concepts of chemistry and physics to real world phenomena, while understanding their theoretical principles. The course teaches strong laboratory skills. 10SC - Physical ScienceI34; M35; Prerequisites - M35, Concurrent enrollment I349th;#10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Chemistry%20Physics%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I43https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16758{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I43IB/AP Biology 2 HL wtThis is the second year of a two‐year sequence in the IB/AP Biology curriculum. This course continues an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on cell structures, membranes, genetics, botany, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology and conservation. Laboratory activities are accentuated with the goal of improving student scientific writing skills and to reinforce key research concepts; these labs are used for IB assessments. Additionally, students will design their own labs. Students must complete IB Biology 1 and IB Biology 2 to take either IB and/or AP exams. 10SC - Life SciencePrerequisite - completion of a pre-IB or IB Biology course11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Biology%202%20HL%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I44https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16773{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I44IB Chemistry 1 wtThis course uses discovery learning as much as possible to promote well informed, inquisitive, scientific thinkers. Twenty-five percent of class time is spent in the laboratory developing advanced research skills. Communicating scientific concepts, both orally and written will be practiced. This is an advanced chemistry class which thoroughly prepares a student for General Chemistry, usually taken during the first year of college. 10SC - Physical ScienceM51; I40; I42; Prerequisites are I42, Concurrent enrollment in I40, M5111th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Chemistry%201%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I48https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16759{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I48IB/AP Chemistry 2 wtIB Chemistry 2 is a comprehensive survey of chemistry principles and concepts; it builds upon the studies covered in IB Chemistry 1. The class combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills through a variety of scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate chemistry knowledge with respect to real-world environmental problems. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This class prepares students to take IB and AP exams. 10SC - Physical ScienceI44; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Chemistry%202%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I75https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16803{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I75IB Physics 1 wtThis class will acquaint students with the basic physical laws of our world. Key concepts covered in the course include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and introductory atomic physics. From a physics approach to studying science, students will design investigations, collect data, analyze results, evaluate and communicate findings. The course is the first installment (of two) leading to IB/AP exams. Students will utilize a high degree of skill in algebra and geometry. 10SC - Physical ScienceI36; I42; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/I76https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16766{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I76IB/AP Physics 2 HL wtThis course is a continuation of IB Physics 1, and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics; added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics. The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results, and communicate findings. The course prepares students for IB /AP exams. 10SC - Physical ScienceI88; I75; 12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Physics%202%20HL%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS10https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16744{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS10Physical ScienceThis course is provided by an outside vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/physical-science-0 This course is not NCAA eligible.10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Physical%20Science%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16738{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS31BiologyThis course provided by an outside online vendor https://curriculum.kcdistancelearning.com/courses/BIOx-HS-U14/x/orientation/syllabusf/syllabus.html This course is not NCAA approved.10SC - Life ScienceS10; I42; 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Biology%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS50https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16464{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS50ChemistryThis course provided by an outside online vendor https://curriculum.kcdistancelearning.com/courses/CHEMx-HS-U14/x/orientation/syllabusf/syllabus.html This course is not NCAA approved.10SC - Physical ScienceM51; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS66https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16296{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS66AP Chemistry wtThis course is provided by an outside online vendor.10SC - Physical ScienceS50; M51; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Chemistry%20wt%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS68https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16287{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS68AP Biology wtThis course is provided by an outside online vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/ap-biology This course is not NCAA eligible.10SC - Life ScienceS50; S31; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Biology%20wt%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/OOS69https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16310{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}OOS69AP Environmental Science wtThis course is provided by an outside online vendor. http://www.getfueled.com/courses/ap-environmental-science This course is not NCAA eligible. 10SC - Life ScienceS10; S31; M31; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Environmental%20Science%20wt%20OO.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/PA11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16583{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}PA11Engineering - 1 semester Ned MS5Electives9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Engineering%201%20semester%20Ned%20MS.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S10https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16745{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S10Physical SciencePhysical Science is a lab-based, inquiry‐oriented course involving principles and concepts concerning the physical world. Content areas explored include nature and behavior of matter, atomic theory, chemical and physical changes including bonding and reactions, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, and energy. The course emphasizes the study and proper use of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, and graphing. 10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Physical%20Science.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S100https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16596{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S100Environmental Science and SustainabilityEnvironmental Science and Sustainability (ES&S) is a course intended to build understanding of scientific processes and concepts and prepare high school students to seek solutions to problems that they will likely face in their lifetime. ES&S is designed to build interest in sciences for students who are not attracted to the typical scientific disciplines of Physics, Biology, and Chemistry and allow students the opportunity to connect what they are learning to real-world issues and problems. 10SC - Life Science9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Environmental%20Science%20and%20Sustainability.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S101https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16595{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S101Environmental Science and Sustainability (1 semester)Environmental Science and Sustainability – 1 semester is a course intended for juniors and seniors who have already taken grade physical science and 10th grade biology, to solidify their understanding of basic scientific processes and use that understanding to seek solutions to problems that they will likely face in their lifetime. ES&S 1sem is designed to help students continue to build interest in sciences and allow them the opportunity to connect their learning to environmental issues and potential solutions. The focus of the class will be environmental problems and solutions. Instruction will take place through laboratory activities, field trips in the Boulder area, and student design and implementation of school and community projects related to environmental science. This course will have a laboratory component of at least 50% (including work on a community-based project). 5SC - Life ScienceS31; S10; 11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Environmental%20Science%20and%20Sustainability%201%20semester.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S102https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16332{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S102AP Physics 1 wtAP Physics 1 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.10SC - Physical ScienceS10; M31; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S103https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16333{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S103AP Physics 2 wtAP Physics 2 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. 10SC - Physical ScienceS102; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%202%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S11https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16832{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S11Integrated Science 1In the first year of this lab and inquiry-based two-year course, the study of principals and concepts concerning the physical world is integrated with the study of relationships between the structure, processes, and resources on Earth and other solar bodies. Content areas explored include Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation, the nature of matter and its transformation via chemical or physical change, the transformation and forms of energy, Earth’s interaction with extraterrestrial forces, Earth’s changing surface and the impacts of resource extraction and use. The course emphasizes the study and proper use of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, graphing.10SC - Physical Science9th;#10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Integrated%20Science%201.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S12https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16833{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S12Integrated Science 2In the second year of this lab and inquiry-based two-year course, students will explore the relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. They will connect those to geologic history and the change in earth’s surface due to wind, water, and living things. Units of study include: ecosystems, natural hazards, climate, population ecology, biochemistry, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, cellular transport, homeostasis, hierarchal organization of life, molecular genetics, gene regulation, gene expression, genetic engineering, geologic history and evolution.10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Integrated%20Science%202.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S14https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16518{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S14Core Physical ScienceCore Physical Science is a lab-based, inquiry‐oriented course involving concepts concerning the physical world. Topics explored include nature and behavior of matter, atomic theory, chemical and physical changes including bonding and reactions, force and motion, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, and energy. The course integrates the application of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, and graphing. This course differs from S10 Physical Science in that it integrates more support for students to build study skills, develop academic vocabulary and strengthen math skills. This course is only offered at Nederland Middle-Senior High School.10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Core%20Physical%20Science.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S15https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16664{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S15Fundamentals of Anatomy and PhysiologyFundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology provides students an opportunity to explore the intricate and sophisticated relationship between structure and function in the human body. Topics of study include the following: homeostasis, anatomical and physiological disorders, biochemistry, cytology, histology, and body systems. Laboratory activities, including dissection of a mammal such as the cat, will reinforce the concepts presented in the course. 5SC - Life ScienceS31; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Fundamentals%20of%20Anatomy%20and%20Physiology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S16https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16573{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S16Earth Space GeophysicalThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure, processes, and resources on Earth and other solar bodies. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experiences. Units of study include Cosmology and Earth History, energy and forces in the Solar System, plate tectonics, climate processes, resources and the environment, physical and chemical changes in the geosphere, and natural hazards. This course is inquiry based and involves both independent and cooperative learning. 10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Earth%20Space%20Geophysical.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S20https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16241{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S20Advanced Physical Science wtPhysical Science is a lab-based, inquiry‐oriented course involving concepts concerning the physical world. Content areas explored include nature and behavior of matter, atomic theory, chemical and physical changes including bonding and reactions, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, and energy. The course integrates the application of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, graphing techniques and applied technologies. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts and principles presented. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Advanced%20Physical%20Science%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S21https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16955{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S21Microbiology and Infectious Disease This course addresses topics in research areas that are presently undergoing paradigm shifts in both thought and practice. While the characterization and treatment of infectious diseases will be taught per current mainstream medical practice, some larger untoward consequences of standard approaches are brought into light per recent research. The course proposed will cover all units as presented in the syllabus, and will include the Career and Technical Education Post-Secondary Workforce Readiness piece as an addition. FRCC College Now.10SC - Life Science9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo50.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Microbiology%20and%20Infectious%20Diseases.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S27https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16517{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S27Core BiologyIn this class, students will explore relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. Topics of study include: use of microscope, cell structure and function, biochemistry, microbiology, classification, human physiology, genetics, evolution, botany and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented and engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. This course differs from S31 Biology in that it integrates more support for students to build study skills, develop academic vocabulary and strengthen math skills. This course is only offered at Nederland Middle-Senior High School. 10SC - Life ScienceS14; 10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Core%20Biology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S31https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16739{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S31BiologyIn this class, students will explore relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. Topics of study include: use of a microscope, cell structure and function, biochemistry, microbiology, classification, human physiology, genetics, evolution, botany and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented and engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. 10SC - Life ScienceS20; S10; I42; 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/HS%20Biology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S32https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16407{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S32BotanyBotany is the scientific study of plants and their relationship to the environment. In this course students investigate the growth, reproduction, anatomy, morphology, physiology, biochemistry, taxonomy, genetics, and ecology of plants. Laboratory and outdoor experiences complement classroom activities.5SC - Life ScienceS31; 11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo5.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Botany.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S33https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16282{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S33Anatomy & PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the intricate and sophisticated relationship between structure and function in the human body. The course offers students an environment in which they may explore topics such as homeostasis, anatomical and physiological disorders, medical diagnosis and treatment, modern and past imaging techniques, biochemistry, cytology, histology, and a survey of the remarkable array of body systems that comprise the human body. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Life ScienceS31; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Anatomy%20Physiology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S36https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16938{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S36Marine BiologyIn this class, students will learn about the physical structure and chemistry of the ocean, the diversity of ocean life, marine ecology, and the scope and impact of human interactions with the oceans. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented. Students will be assessed in a variety of formats, which may include tests, performance assessments, evaluation of laboratory skills, and the demonstration of critical thinking.10SC - Life ScienceS31; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Marine%20Biology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S37https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16237{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S37Advanced Biology wtIn this class, students will explore relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. Topics of study include: use of a microscope, cell structure and function, biochemistry, microbiology, classification, human physiology, genetics, evolution, botany and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented and engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course. 10SC - Life ScienceM51; M41; 9th;#10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Advanced%20Biology%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S41https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16406{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S41BiotechnologyStudents will explore the fundamental principles of biotechnology and business applications. Units of study include: plant tissue culturing; plant and animal agriculture; DNA, RNA, and protein technologies; genetic diagnostics; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; food processing (GMO’s); fermentation technology; energy and environmental management; forensic science; cloning; stem cells; and bioethics. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented.5SC - Life ScienceS31; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Biotechnology.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S42https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16380{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S42AstronomyThis one semester course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the solar system, galaxy, and universe in which we live. Students use tools of observation to learn about space and learn how other astronomers past and present have used tools available. Areas of study include: the process of science, including use of the tools used to observe the sky; stellar astronomy and how stars change over time; and planetary astronomy and how interstellar spacecraft are obtaining information about other bodies in the solar system.5SC - Physical ScienceS10; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo5.00000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Astronomy.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S43https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16236{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S43Advanced Astronomy wtThis one semester course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the Solar System, galaxy, and universe in which we live. Students use tools of observation to learn about space and learn how other astronomers past and present have used tools available. Areas of study include: the process of science, including use of the tools used to observe the sky; stellar astronomy and how stars change over time; and planetary astronomy and how interstellar spacecraft are obtaining information about other bodies in the Solar System. Students will apply physical principles to observed phenomena in order to gain an understanding of the mathematical frameworks of the physical world. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course. 5SC - Physical ScienceS10; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Advanced%20Astronomy%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S50https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16465{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S50ChemistryThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Physical ScienceS10; M31; M51; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S51https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16239{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S51Chemistry Advanced wtThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Physical ScienceM51; S10; M31; 10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Chemistry%20Advanced%20wt.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S52https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16235{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S52Advanced Anatomy Physiology wtAdvanced Anatomy and Physiology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the structure and function of the human body in greater depth and detail than is currently offered in S 33 Anatomy and Physiology. The focus of this course will be to emphasize the physiological aspects of each of the 11 major body systemwithin] depth exploration of histology, biochemistry, cytology, and pathophysiology as related to both structure and function. Class work will include lecture, lab, group discussion, independent thinking assignments, clinical scenarios, and dissection. Students are expected to have taken S 31 Biology or S 39 Advanced Biology before taking this course. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Life ScienceS50; S31; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Advanced%20Anatomy%20Physiology%20WT.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S61https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=17029{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S61PhysicsThis course helps students understand the basic physical laws of our world. The course includes: scientific methods and measurement, forces, motion, energy, light, waves, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory work serves to promote understanding and to illustrate the experimental nature of physics. Mathematics is used every day in this course. 10SC - Physical ScienceM31; S10; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Physics.docx
http://bvsd.org/curriculum/HSCourses/science/S63https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/HS Course Catalog/DispForm.aspx?ID=16242{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S63Physics Advanced wtAdvanced Physics will acquaint students with the basic physical laws of our world. The major areas of study are in measurement, light, waves, motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, and atomic physics. Laboratory work serves to promote understanding and to illustrate the experimental nature of physics. Algebra and geometry are used extensively in this course. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Physical ScienceM31; M41; S10; 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Course%20Catalog/Advanced%20Physics%20wt.docx