Advanced Placement Environmental Science
The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, and to evaluate the risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. There is an extensive field work component to this course as to best understand the environment, one must be in the environment. Upon completion of coursework, students will be prepared for and expected to take the AP Environmental Science Exam.
7 Credits: Full Year Course with a Lab. Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology, Teacher Recommendation*
This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of astronomy, the solar system, and the universe beyond, as well as, the human innovations that helped humans explore space. Students will be able to increase their awareness of the scope and scale of our universe by gaining an understanding of the explorations and discoveries of astronomers and scientists from antiquity to the present.
5 Credits: Full Year Course. Prerequisites:
Marine Science is an advanced level laboratory course that is designed to introduce the student to the study of marine environments. This is accomplished through the application of theory introduced within the traditional classroom laboratory to field experiences utilizing the marine ecosystem available at the Perth Amboy waterfront. Theory is introduced to foster critical thinking and enable the student to apply authentic scientific research to support or refute conjecture.
6 Credits: Full Year Course with a Lab. Prerequisites: Biology