Central Science Department & Honors Biology

Central High Science Curriculum

Course Offerings:   

  • Biology 1-2
  • Physical Science 1-2
  • Honors Physical Science 1-2
  • Honors Biology 1-2
  • Chemistry 1-2
  • Honors Chemistry 1-2
  • IB Honors Chemistry & IB AP Physics
    IB Biology SL 1-2
  • Earth Science 3-4 Honors Option
  • Forensics Science 1-2 Honors Option
  • Environmental Science 1 Honors Option
  • Astronomy 1-2 Honors Option 
  • Marine Biology 1 Honors Option
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1-2 Honors Option
  • Physics 1-2
  • Honors Physics 1-2
  • AP Physics 1 & 2
  • AP Biology 1-2
  • AP Chemistry 1-2
  • IB Environmental Systems & Society
  • IB HL - Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • AP Physics C Electricity/Magnetism
  • AP Physics C Mechanics
  • H Advanced Research
Six semesters of science which include Biology & Physical Science are required.
See the Course Registration guide for requirements and descriptions for each course by clicking here.



Honors Biology Overview
Science education promotes learning processes, critical thinking skills, and the natural curiosity of all learners.  The curriculum fosters scientific literacy that relates to issues in science, technology, careers, and society across various cultures.  Content and process-oriented learning experiences are provided in a developmental sequence, include the scientific method, and challenge the learner to apply knowledge to solve problems and make decisions.  Through the use of hands-on instructional methods and the integration of technology, the study of science through the science curriculum enables students to become life-long learners.

      Biology Topics of Study:

  • Students understand the scientific method and common characteristics of biochemical processes.
  • Students understand the common uses of microscopes and the common characteristics of cells and their functions
  • Students understand molecular basis of heredity and how it relates to human genetics.
  • Students understand the scientific explanation of the history and change of life on Earth.
  • Students understand the major characteristics, interactions and diversity of microorganisms.
  • Students understand the structures, functions, interactions and diversity of vertebrates and invertebrates.
  • Students understand the importance and diversity of plants.
  • Students understand the ecological relationships between organisms and their environment.
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