Science Honors/AP Placement
SFC Upper School Honors/AP Placement: Science
The mission of the Science Department is to teach that God is the author of the truth concerning His Creation. The department seeks to instill an appreciation for what has been discovered and a passion to probe for a deeper understanding of God’s creation. Realizing that science is limited to natural explanations for natural phenomena, students will be able to discern between facts and assumptions. The department will equip students with solid biblical and scientific foundations so they will be capable of engaging in an intelligent and logical dialogue about the moral and ethical questions that arise with each new scientific discovery in an ever-changing world.
Prerequisites: Students must be recommended by their MS science teachers in addition to minimum grades of 90% in life science, 87% in physical science, 87% in math and 87% in English coursework.
Prerequisites: completion of Biology and Algebra I.
Prerequisites: Students wishing to enroll in this class must have previously taken Biology and Algebra I. Enrollment in Algebra II is recommended. Minimum recommended grades in these classes are: 90% in Algebra I; 90% in Regular Biology or 85% In Honors Biology. Students should have an overall GPA of 3.5. In addition students must have a teacher recommendation.
Prerequisites: Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra II.
Prerequisites: Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra II. Minimum grade requirements in these classes are as follows: 85% in Honors Chemistry or 90% in Chemistry; 90% in Algebra II and an overall GPA of 3.5.
Anatomy and Physiology (P)
Prerequisites: Juniors and Seniors wishing to enroll in this class must have previously taken Biology and Chemistry classes and must have received a minimum grade of 85% in each class and overall GPA of 3.5.
Prerequisites: This college level course can be taken in either 11th or 12th grade. Students must have completed both Biology and Chemistry. Students should meet the following criteria: 88% or better in Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry or 93% or better in Biology and Chemistry; an overall GPA of 3.7; completion of the application form which includes teacher recommendation from current Science, Biology, English and Math teachers.
Prerequisites: This college level course can be taken in either 11th or 12th grade following the completion of Biology, Chemistry and Algebra II. Students should meet the following criteria: 88% or better in Honors Chemistry, Biology and Algebra II or 93% or better in regular Biology, Chemistry and Algebra II; overall GPA of 3.75%.
Ecology (P) and Oceanography (P)
Prerequisites: Sophomores and Juniors who have successfully completed Biology.