SCIENCE PREP AP CHEMISTRY EARTH SCIENCE R (WITH SUPPORT) GENERAL PHYSICS EARTH SCIENCE R PHYSICS BIOLOGY R (WITH SUPPORT) AP PHYSICS BIOLOGY R ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY: FOUNDATIONS (FALL SEMESTER) BIOLOGY H ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY: HEALTH AND WELLNESS (SPRING SEMESTER) AP BIOLOGY SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE CHEMISTRY NR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHEMISTRY R ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE H CHEMISTRY H OCEANOGRAPHY
Science class scheduling at Amherst is extremely flexible, but here are some typical programs…
Developmental Regents Level
9th grade DR1 Earth Science or DR1 Biology
10th grade DR1 Biology or DR1 Earth Science
11th grade NR2 Chemistry or two electives
9th grade Regents Earth Science
10th grade Regents Biology
11th grade Regents Chemistry plus electives
12th grade General Physics3 or Physics3 plus electives
9th grade Honors Biology
10th grade Honors Chemistry
11th grade Physics3 or AP Physics3 & AP Biology &/or AP Chemistry plus electives
12th grade Physics3 or AP Physics3 & AP Biology &/or AP Chemistry plus electives
1DR or Developmental Regents courses end with the Regents exam.
2NR or Non-Regents Chemistry ends with a local exam.
3 Unlike AP Biology & Chemistry which are second-year courses, AP Physics is most often taken as the first year of
Physics. (Interested students may take Physics first and then AP as a second year.)
General Physics earns Regents level grade weighting.
Physics earns Honors level grade weighting.
Half-year electives offered in addition to the regular program…
Anatomy & Physiology
Sports & Exercise Science
Science Prep is a full-year course, available upon teacher recommendation, which is restricted to first-year science students who are well below grade level.