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   Honors Biology
 402
   9
    2
   1
    The course is designed for those students who have demonstrated aptitudes, skill, and knowledge in previously taken science classes. Course content is similar to Biology 411 but is presented at an accelerated rate and in greater depth. The culminating assessment for this class is the Keystone Exam for Biology. A score of Proficient or Advanced is a graduation requirement as per the PA Department of Education. This class meets for 9 periods per six-day cycle. PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● Final grade of A in Life Science.
● Final grade of B or higher in Physical Science.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on the Science PSSA (8th grade).
● Teacher recommendation.
  Intermediate Science I
 410
   10-11
    2
   1
    This course is designed to give students a practical overview of basic scientific principles from a biological and chemical point of view as well as the study of space. It also help to point out how these principles affect the students’ everyday lives. This course is not intended for college preparation. This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​.
   Biology W/Lab
 411
   9-10
    2
   1
    This course presents a study of living things. Concepts are developed to considerable depth, consistent with the maturity level of the students. Students have the opportunities to develop laboratory skills and techniques to further their understandings of biological science. The culminating assessment for this class is the Keystone Exam for Biology. A score of Proficient or Advanced is a graduation requirement as per the PA Department of Education.
This class meets for 9 periods per six-day cycle.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have all of the following:
● Successful Completion of Life Science.
● Successful Completion of Physical Science. OR;
● Successful Completion of Introduction to Physical Science (400).
  Honors Chemistry
 413
   10
    2
   1
    The course is designed for those students with special skills and knowledge in science. The subject matter is essentially as Chemistry 421, but the material is developed in greater depth and competency level.
This class meets for 9 periods per six-day cycle.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● Final grade of B or higher in Advanced Biology.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on the Biology Keystone Exam. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
  Biology Keystone Prep
 415
   10-11
    1
   0.25 (elective)
    This 3-day out of 6-day cycle course offers students remediation who have not yet scored proficient or advanced on the Biology Keystone Exam. Note: Students will be scheduled for this class upon receiving Basic or Below Basic on the Biology Keystone exam to prepare the student for the Keystone retake This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​. PREREQUISITE: Student must have all of the following:
● Successful completion of Biology.
● Composite score of Basic or Below Basic on the Biology Keystone Exam.
   Intermediate Science II
 420
   11-12
    2
   1
    This course is designed to give students a practical overview of basic scientific principles from a physical point of view as well as how science relates to the earth. It will also help to point out how these principles affect the student’s everyday life. This course is not intended for college preparation.
This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​.
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