SCIENCE

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    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

     

    Regents Level

    9th grade    Regents Earth Science

    10th grade  Regents Biology      

    11th grade  Regents Chemistry plus electives

    12th grade  General Physics3 or Physics3 plus electives

     

    Honors Level

    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

                Environmental Science

                Oceanography

                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.