Available courses

This is the second year of the two year program. This course will fulfill the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum requirements for Group 4 Experimental Sciences. Students will explore in greater detail topics in biology from the molecular to global biome issues. The course will focus on critical thinking skills necessary to explore diverse strategies in the experimental sciences on an international stage. This is the second year of a two year course.

Grade Placement: 12 1 unit

Prerequisite: Enrolled in the IB Program, IB Biology in the junior year

This course is the first year of a two year course within the International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Programme. The International Baccalaureate Biology Programme provides the individual with an opportunity to explore the universe of the small from the realm of the molecular. The journey continues into the realm of the large; encompassing global environmental and global biome issues. The IB Programme facilitates the opportunity to develop the cognitive ability of the individual through the use of a college preparatory curriculum and focus on critical thinking skills necessary to explore diverse strategies in the experimental sciences on an international stage.

Human Body Systems - Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
 

This course receives weighted GPA. This course is the second of a series of four courses in the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence. Students investigate the human body systems and other health conditions in order to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded throughout the course.


Grade Placement: 10-12 1 unit


Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science

This course receives weighted GPA. In this third course students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. They explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

Grade Placement: 11-12 1 unit

Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science AND Human Body Systems