2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 43  SCIENCE (6 Credits Required) *Students need to take 3 years of science with a minimum of a semester of Applied Chemistry and a semester of Applied Physics. A student who takes a year of Chemistry must also take either the semester of Applied Physics or the year-long Physics. Students who take year-long Physics must also take the semester of Applied Chemistry or the year-long Chemistry. *Students wishing to go to a 4-year college are encouraged to take 4 years of science. Science Sequence (4-year college bound or 2-year college and transferring to a 4-year school) 9 th 10 th 11 th 12th Biology General Science Chemistry Physics Physics Chemistry Science Sequence (2-year college for career technical education) 9 th 10 th 11 th 12th Biology General Science Applied Chemistry (semester) Applied Physics (semester) Science Electives Anatomy (semester course) College Introduction to Biology Human Physiology (semester course) EYW: Engineering Design and Analysis ANATOMY (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Elective/Required: Elective Option Prerequisite: Full year Biology Grade Level: 11, 12 Anatomy is being offered for those students who have a desire to develop a deeper understanding of the human body on an advanced level. This course is designed for those who may have an interest in the health professions or some field of science. Students who plan to be education majors in the sciences, physical education, or coaching are encouraged to take this course. It is designed for one semester with some laboratory work centered around dissection of a small animal to help the student visualize the interrelationships of the organ systems, and other laboratory experiences that will enrich and expand on the readings and discussions done in the classroom. It is required that a student have Biology before taking Anatomy. APPLIED CHEMISTRY Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Prerequisite: General Science, Biology Grade Level: 11, 12 This is a one-semester course designed for students pursuing community college or the workforce after graduation. Topics to be studies include the periodic table, elements, compounds, chemical reactions, and their applications. This course is designed primarily for juniors or seniors after completing freshman and sophomore science courses.