Biology is a two semester course that will focus on how and why Biology is studied. The course will include the chemistry of living things, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, and the history and diversity of life. The course will also give an introduction to the Kingdoms of living things from single celled organisms through complex multi-cellular organisms and study population biology and ecology.
Chemistry is the science dealing with the structure, composition, properties, and reactive characteristics of matter. Topics include lab safety, physical & chemical properties of matter, energy, chemical nomenclature, mole relationships, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, solutions, and acid-base theory. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations will consistently reinforce and aid in the understanding of each of the basic concepts of chemistry. The ultimate goal of this course is to get students acquainted with the basics of chemistry and the world’s chemical makeup.
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology is a project- and laboratory-based course where students will obtain knowledge about the structure and functions within the human body. This course is considered an advanced biology course, and students are expected to acquire knowledge about the human body actively, allowing the teacher to simply guide their discoveries. Topics include anatomy vocabulary and terminology, skeletal system, cells and tissues, skin and membranes, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, blood and pathogens, cardiovascular system, lymph, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system and reproductive system. Memorization of terminology and functions is crucial when it comes to student success in this course. The ultimate goal of this course is to get students acquainted with human biology.
This course introduces the essential physics principles that explain how objects interact with each other. Topics include 1-dimensional and projectile motion, Newton’s Laws, momentum and conservation of energy, circular motion, waves, sound, light, color, reflection & refraction, lenses, electric currents and magnetism. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations consistently reinforce and aid in the understanding of each of the basic concepts of physics. The goal of this course is to increase student awareness of how physics can affect their surrounding environment, improve problem solving as well as generate further appreciation of the sciences.
If enrollment restrictions prevent Physics from running at the Academy, we will offer COLLEGE PHYSICS I (PHYS-1180), through dual enrollment at Macomb Community College.
Environmental science is a captivating and rapidly expanding field, and this two-semester course offers compelling lessons that cover many different aspects of the field: ecology, the biosphere, land, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. Through unique activities and material, high school students connect scientific theory and concepts to current, real-world dilemmas, providing them with opportunities for mastery in each of the segments throughout the semester.