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Reidsville High School

1901 South Park Drive

Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

Phone (336) 349-6361; FAX:  (336) 349-3205

Principal:  Ann Mitchell

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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Science

Anatomy:

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry Recommended, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

Study the structure and function of the human from the molecular level to the level of the whole organism.  Also, participate in lab that includes work with the microscope and fetal pig dissection.

 

Anatomy Honors

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry Recommended, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H

Study the structure and function of the human body from the molecular level to the level of the whole organism. Also, participate in laboratories, conduct independent research and complete an outside science project.

 

Astronomy

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Investigate the processes used to form models to explain the cosmos.  Students will conduct investigations, observe the heavens and practice mathematical computations.  They will also study how stars evolved and how their evolution affects the interstellar medium. In addition, students will be required to complete an outside project for the science fair.

 

Astronomy Honors

Prerequisite: Algebra II & Instructor Approval, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: H

Investigate the processes used to form models to explain the cosmos, at the honors level.  Students will conduct investigations, observe the heavens and practice mathematical computations.  They will also study how the stars evolved and how their evolution affects the interstellar medium.  In addition, students will be required to complete an outside project for the science fair.

 

Physical Science

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Learn practical application of chemistry and physics concepts by studying structure and organization of matter, energy, forces and other practical applications of science to everyday living.

 

Biology

Prerequisite: English I, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-10, Weight: S

Learn the principles of life, cellular functions, interrelationships in plant and animal kingdoms, body processes and ecology.  Participate in lab activities.

 

Biology Honors

Prerequisite: English I & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-10, Weight: H

Learn the principles of life, cellular functions, interrelationships in plant and animal kingdoms, body processes and ecology.  Exhibit the highest work standards possible, including extensive independent study and personal motivation.

 

Biology II

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H

Study hypotheses formation, experimentation, collection and analysis of data and the literature of Biology.  Apply skills learned to experiments in microbiology, animal behavior, plant and animal physiology, participate in laboratory work, as well as make use of technology in scientific research.  Participate in an in-depth study of the scientific method and its relations to the science of biology.

 

Advanced Placement Biology

Prerequisite: Recommended For Students With a "B" or Better Average in Biology and Chemistry, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: AP

Study three main areas: molecules and cells (25%), genetics and evolution (25%) and organisms/populations (50%).  Participate in laboratory experiences that will constitute about 1/4 to 1/3 of the course content. Earn college credit by successfully completing all prescribed work and by earning a high score on the AP Exam.

 

Chemistry

Prerequisite: Algebra I & Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

Study the classification and changes in matter, descriptive chemistry, periodic properties of elements, stoichiometry kinetic molecular theory, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, acids, bases, and salts.  Participate in laboratory experiments and problem solving.

 

Chemistry Honors

Prerequisite: Algebra I & Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H

Study the classification and changes in matter, descriptive chemistry, periodic properties of elements, stoichiometry kinetic molecular theory, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, acids, bases, and salts.  Complete a major project, cover special topics and proceed at an advanced pace, with more depth.

 

Chemistry II Honors

Prerequisite: C or Better in Chemistry I and Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H 

Study the principles of chemistry beyond those covered in Chemistry I.  Learn solutions, electrolytes, organic, acid-based chemistry, chemical kinetics and nuclear chemistry. Also, participate in lab work and complete an independent project, using the internet.

 

Advanced Placement Chemistry

Prerequisite: Chemistry Honors and Algebra II recommended, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: AP

Study the atomic structure, atomic theory, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, chemical reactions and descriptive chemistry. Participate in lengthy laboratory experiments and maintain a lab notebook.  Experiments are usually 2 to 3 hours in length.

 

Physics

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S 

Study the physical relationships of matter and energy.  Topics include Mechanics, Kinetic theory, Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Wave Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism.  Students also practice problem solving during this course.  

 

Physics Honors

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H

Study the physical relationships of matter and energy.  Topics include Mechanics, Kinetic Theory, Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Wave Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism.  Students also practice problem solving in this course and complete a major project. 

 

Advanced Placement Physics 

Prerequisite: Algebra II Honors, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: AP

Study the topics determined by the Advanced Placement Physics Syllabus, including Newtonian Mechanics, Heat, Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics, Electricity, Magnetism, Waves, Optics, Quantum Physics, Nuclear Physics and Special Relativity.

 

Earth Science

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S

Learn the function of the earth's system with emphasis placed on matter, energy, crustal dynamics, environmental awareness, materials and the cycles that circulate energy, as well as material through the earth system.

 

Earth Science Honors

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: H

Investigate all areas of Earth Science, including Plate Tectonics and the Lithosphere.  Conduct investigations to better understand how the earth relates to the solar system and the rest of the universe.  Also, conduct outside investigations and complete outside readings.

 

Environmental Science

Prerequisite: Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

Study pollution, North Carolina Ecology, endangered species, ecosystems, energy cycles, natural resources, conservation and field energy. 

 

Environmental Science Honors

Prerequisite: Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H

Study pollution, North Carolina Ecology, endangered species, ecosystems, energy cycles, natural resources, conservation and field ecology.  Students will be expected to conduct computer research of issues and to complete classroom projects. 

 

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, completed or enrolled in Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: AP

Study scientific analysis, interdependence of Earth's Systems, human population dynamics, renewable and nonrenewable resources, environmental quality, global changes and their consequences (environment and society), as well as choices for the future.  Students also participate in laboratory experiences that constitute 1/4 to 1/3 of the course. In addition, students may earn college credit by successfully completing all prescribed work and earning a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam.

 

Integrated Science Topics

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Explore from the point of view of the consumer, practical topics that have relevance and immediacy to the student.  Students will use topics from Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth Science that impact them as consumers, as well as citizens.  Hands-on activities will be stressed with evaluation based on portfolio, showing the entire range of work produced by the student.  The portfolio will include reports, student designed experiments, with data tables, summaries, lab reports and test papers.

 

Occupational Science I & II

Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation: Credit: 1 Per Course, Grades: 9-12, Weight: R

Occupational Science I & II are a series of courses that focus on science and health related issues.  Occupational Science I will explore personal health and well being, learn safety, as well as first aid procedures.  The students will also study topics of illnesses, substance abuse and nutrition. Occupational Science II will focus on family life topics that include changes with puberty, relationships and family planning.