### Courses within the newly established and comprehensive Department of Science, Math, and Technology help students develop logical thinking in order to understand the world around them. Courses center around developing students' thinking and problem solving.

这三个学科, 就像任何艺术形式一样, 每一种语言都是由连贯而精确的语言组成的吗, 有自己的逻辑, rules, and beauty. 通过精心定制和差异化的课程, 学院的学生受到鼓舞, challenged, 并鼓励, 无论能力如何, 在工作中获得卓越和满意. The courses emphasize disciplined experimentation and encourage intellectual risks and creativity.

The mathematics courses range from algebra to BC calculus, with numerous AP and honors offerings. Each student will graduate having at least one course in biology, chemistry, and physics. 还有各种各样的科学和技术选修课. The collaboration between all three of these disciplines provides students with a cohesive, consistent education that allows for deep and rich cross-curricular experiences.

**科学、数学和技术系课程**

荣誉代数I builds upon the knowledge students have gained in previous classes and lays the foundations for rigorous mathematical studies. Topics are covered at an advanced pace and include but are not limited to: the Real Number System, 绝对值, 方程与不等式, graphing, 线性和二次函数, 方程组, exponents, 多项式, radicals, 理性表达式.

Algebra II extends and builds upon concepts learned in Algebra 1 in order to improve problem-solving skills. Algebra 2 continues the study of algebra with a focus on the analysis of functions, 包括多项式, rational, 指数, 和对数函数. Emphasis will be made on solving, graphing, transforming, and modeling these functions.

荣誉代数2 continues the rigorous study of algebra at an advanced pace with a focus on the analysis of functions, 包括多项式, rational, 指数, 和对数函数. Emphasis is made on solving, graphing, transforming, and modeling these functions.

Geometry introduces students to the basic principles of Euclidean geometry. 学生将学习关键的定义, symbols, notations, theorems, and properties of geometric figures which serve as the foundation for the course. Emphasis is placed on developing deductive reasoning and logical thinking skills through the use of geometric proof. 探讨的主题包括:基本定义, lines, angles, triangles, 四边形, circles, polygons, solids, 同余, 相似, 比例与比例, 转换, 基本的三角函数, 周长的公式, area, 表面积, 和体积.

荣誉几何 is designed to meet the needs of students who are capable of studying geometry in greater depth and at a faster pace. 本课程的重点是平面和立体几何. Students will develop deductive reasoning skills to solve problems and write complex proofs, 会学到解决问题的逻辑方法吗, and will improve their ability to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas. 探讨的主题包括:基本定义, lines, angles, triangles, 四边形, circles, polygons, solids, 同余, 相似, proportion, 三角函数, fractals, 三维坐标, 转换, 周长的公式, area, 表面积, 和体积.

微积分 continues the study of algebraic topics in preparation for calculus. Semester One will focus on 三角函数 while second semester will include the study of polar graphs, vectors, 圆锥部分, sequences, 和系列. Students successfully completing the class should be ready for AP微积分AB, 据美联社统计, 第二年的《离散数学.

荣誉的微积分 continues the rigorous study of algebraic topics at an advanced pace in preparation for calculus. First semester will focus on 三角函数 while Semester Two will include the study of polar graphs, vectors, 圆锥部分, sequences, series, 和概率. Students successfully completing the class should be ready for AP微积分AB.

离散数学 covers a variety of college-level topics in mathematics and their relevance to contemporary science and society. 学生将探索的主题包括但不限于:逻辑, sets, calculus, 概率, 数学的历史和哲学基础, 博弈理论, 和几何.

AP微积分AB focuses on understanding mathematical concepts using graphical, numerical, 分析方法. Students will be expected to communicate their understanding numerically as well as through the use of graphs and written explanations. 图形计算器将被广泛使用, and students will take the AP exam at the end of the year for potential college credit.

化学是研究物质及其变化的学科. 在整个课程中, students will learn about key concepts such as characteristics of matter, 化学反应, 化学计量学, 原子化学, 所有这些都会培养你的分析能力, 定量, 关键技能. Students will have many opportunities to perform laboratory experiments designed to deepen their understanding of course concepts; these labs will incorporate chemistry concepts as well as relevant technology, such as the use of Nspire calculators to perform precise measurements. Ongoing scientific discoveries and research will be discussed in order to enhance scientific literacy.

AP微积分BC is taken after successful completion of AP微积分AB. BC考试涵盖大学微积分的前两个学期. Material from the first semester of college calculus (the AB curriculum) is reviewed at the beginning of the year and is followed by the new material. AP课程之外的其他主题也经常被涵盖, 比如线性代数, fractals, 和/或基本编程. 这门课通常作为独立学习来教授.

据美联社统计 covers the same material in a typical college-level introduction to statistics course. This class can be split into four unequal parts: analysis of patterns in data and display of data, 通过完善的计划收集有效的数据, usage of 概率 to anticipate data distribution (there is order in the universe!), and employment of statistical inference (how confident we are about a particular hypothesis). Students will take the AP exam in May for potential college credit.

Biology challenges students to explore concepts that explain living systems. Themes that undergird units of study include living systems in balance, and the return of systems impacted by internal and external forces to new states of balance. 学习单元包括生态学, 细胞生物学, 无脊椎动物的比较解剖学, 遗传和进化. Students practice scientific process skills such as proper procedures to generate and analyze data so that results help support concepts. Issues investigated in Biology include the challenges of genetic engineering as well as the threats to biodiversity and to the health of local communities on account of invasive species and habitat loss.

解剖学与生理学 is an advanced laboratory course in the life sciences which challenges students to relate the human body to their training in the arts. 本课程围绕两个主题展开. 首先，人体是一个处于平衡状态的系统. Changes in the environment that upset this balance cause the body to return to a new state of balance. The second is how body structures complement the functions they help serve. Dancers are encouraged to take 解剖学与生理学 because the study of the muscular and skeletal systems complements their study of movement. Visual artists are strongly encouraged to take the course in order to better render the human figure. Thespians too benefit because a better understanding of the human body can augment their training to act on the stage.

物理学是研究宇宙基本方面的学科. 在整个课程中, students will learn and study the major facets of physics such as classical mechanics, optics, waves, 电与磁, 现代物理学. There will be many opportunities to perform laboratory experiments and participate in group projects that bridge course concepts and relevant technology.

AP计算机科学原理 introduces students to the techniques and methods of computer programming as well as to the history and theory of computer science. 本课程将使用Java语言进行教学, and students may receive college credit by performing well on the cumulative AP计算机科学原理 test. Students participating in this class have the opportunity to perform many in-class programming activities and labs, as well as to work on larger thematic projects that may include writing a text-based video game, writing scientific programs drawing knowledge learned in previous science classes, etc.

健康与福利 focuses on taking a holistic approach to well being. 本课程探讨生物学, 人类性行为的心理和社会方面, nutrition, 健康和有害物质, 和人际关系. 话题包括性别认同, gender, effects of cultural and environmental influences on human relationships and behavior, 促进良好的身心健康和福祉, 解决冲突的有效沟通策略, 利用技术驾驭关系, 以及当前大发彩票平台登录对个人和全球健康的影响. Curriculum will draw from Planned Parenthood's "Get Real" Comprehensive Sexual Education program, excerpts from "Consent: The New Rules of Sexual Education" by Jennifer Lang, FDA和CDC的营养指南, stress, and sleep, as well as articles from current events news sources such as the New York Times, 国家地理, and BBC.

This class covers a history of our battle to maintain and improve the health of both humans and our food, 病毒的力量, bacteria, 还有昆虫来帮助和伤害我们, and the innovative and often destructive ways we have interacted with them in the past. Topics will include the history of disease and the treatment of infection, 疾病传播媒介, 昆虫解剖, 授粉, 农业病虫害防治, parasites, 以及它们如何影响今天的人们. This course serves as an introduction to the topics of Entomology, 对昆虫的研究, 和流行病学, 传染病学对传染病的研究. This is a lab based course: be prepared to work with both live and dead insects and bacteria!

Astronomy is the scientific study of the contents of the entire Universe. This course will cover the composition and structure of the universe through research, labs, 模拟, 和讨论. 内容包括, 但不限于, 天文学的历史, 天文仪器, 太阳系, 地球是太空中的一个系统, 黑洞, 地球/月球系统, 太阳是一颗星星, and stars.

科学话语与辩论 encourages students to research current popular science topics/issues. The students learn a brief introduction to the science behind each topic before choosing the side of the debate that they support. They then get a chance to research their own evidence to support their claims during the class debate.

The aim of this class is to teach fundamentals of science and mathematics through scientific literacy and experimental design. 同时也要注意认识论方面的考虑, 探索历史背景将是必不可少的. 在课程中, you will be required to construct your own thought experiments and provide a detailed explanation of the scientific or mathematical phenomenon behind your experiment. 这门课程需要大量的写作, including short papers on the strengths and limitations of the particular arguments advanced by our sources, extensive research papers on the philosophical questions raised by thought experiments, the scientific and mathematical background of the thought experiment, and detailed presentations representing the process and conclusion of the thought experiment.

Algebra I provides students with the time and focus needed to develop fundamental ways of thinking mathematically. Students will engage with ideas and problems as preparation for moving from concrete problem solving to abstractions and general theories. Topics covered include but are not limited to: the Real Number System, 绝对值, 方程与不等式, graphing, 线性和二次函数, 方程组, exponents, 多项式, radicals, 理性表达式.