Anatomy & Physiology
This upper-division course is designed to give students and in-depth view of how our body parts fit and work together. The main emphasis of the class is to learn the names and functions of the structures that form the human body. Students learn medical terminology for the organ systems and for diseases and other external factors that may affect them. Principles of preventative health are stressed. Models and lab specimens are used to help students visualize what they are studying. Medical case studies are used to promote problem solving skills and using physiological principles. Study trips are taken to various medical and healthcare facilities where students can observe daily application of concepts studied in class.
Students will be introduced to the world of microscopic life. They will study cell structure and energy relationships within living systems. Importance is placed on analyzing evidence and characteristics that indicate order and design. Heredity and the modern day issues surrounding genetics are explored with connection to Christian values. Students study the interrelationships of living and non-living factor in their environment through data collection and analysis in outdoor and technology-enhanced learning modules within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
This class studies the principles behind atomic structure and trends that shape the atomic and molecular interactions. Emphasis is placed on learning concepts that will help students to problem solve and make predictions. Emphasis is also placed on laboratory learning activities that reinforce the concepts learned. This class is highly recommended to all college-bound students.
This class explores fundamental concepts in physics and chemistry. Students study such concepts as motion, energy, magnetism, electricity, atomic structure, molecular interactions, and more. Each concept is emphasized through use of technology and hands-on labs.
This Advanced Placement® class explores the fundamental principles of motion, energy, light, sound, electricity, and more. Much emphasis is placed on advanced problem solving skills and using these skills in the laboratory. Students are also involved in presenting concepts through demonstrations. This class is also highly recommended for college-bound students. Algebra II and geometry are pre-requisites for this class. Many universities accept qualifying AP® scores for credit in general science requirements.
This class is designed to be project oriented. Students design, execute, and analyze research projects in the areas of environment (stream and forest), and hydroponics (plants in a liquid medium). Other units involve biotechnology and natural history. Most classes are spent in the field and on the project with an weekend birding trip at the end of the year.