Science Course Sequence

3 credits are required for graduation

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
1 credit 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit
General Science with Lab

Honors General Science 9 with Lab

Biology I

Honors Biology I


Honors Chemistry

Advanced Topics in General Science


Honors Chemistry


Honors Physics

General Physics


Ethics and Science


Environmental Science


Human Anatomy and


General Science 9 with Lab develops the student’s scientific inquiry by integrating the sciences, with a focus on preparing the student. This course builds on the concepts and principles of chemistry, environmental topics and physics. The application of scientific concepts to trade experiences reinforces the curriculum. This course covers areas of chemical reactions, energy transfers in life processes and biochemistry. Students will form hypotheses, design experiments, use technology, analyze data and draw conclusions. Course content reflects the Connecticut Next Generation Science (NGSS) Assessment.

See section XV for Honors/Advanced Level Selection Criteria

The honors section is a more rigorous application of the General Science 9 with Lab. Topics are covered more in depth and include additional hands-on laboratory work. Individual student research topics in Physical Science are emphasized in this course.