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Science Department Philosophy

The Science Department at Cathedral High School provides students with a student centered, college preparatory curriculum. Learning science is an essential component of an individual's life. The members of the science department aim to provide students with diverse teaching styles by utilizing the well-equipped laboratory facilities in conjunction with the integration of technology into the curriculum. Learning science embodies an understanding by providing a hands-on approach in order to integrate the processes, principles, tools, and the language of science. Therefore, a variety of courses from the honors level to the college-prep level are offered to encompass all students' learning abilities. While meeting and surpassing the national and Indiana state standards, the CHS Science department is committed to providing students with the knowledge that science is a necessary tool for solving everyday problems.

Objectives

  1. To develop problem solving skills and critical thinking skills to conceptually and abstractly reason using the scientific method
  2. To use and learn safety and laboratory skills, techniques, methodology, and equipment
  3. To develop the ability to make objective observations leading to educated conclusions
  4. To encourage and enhance the skills necessary for independent study
  5. To learn and appreciate the historical perspectives that led to today's science
  6. To prepare students for college level study
  7. To make known future career paths in science

Required Courses:

Two semesters (2 credits) of Academic or Honors Biology is required by all students. In addition, students must have 4 additional elective credits.

Courses Offered:

  • Biology (Academic)
  • Biology (Honors)
  • Biology (AP)
  • Biology (IB)
  • Chemistry (Academic)
  • Chemistry (Honors)
  • Chemistry (AP)
  • Chemistry (IB)
  • Organic Chemistry (Honors)
  • Physics (Academic)
  • Physics (Honors)
  • Physics (IB)
  • Earth Space Science (College-Prep)
  • Astronomy (Academic)
  • Botany (Academic)
  • Vertebrate Zoology (Academic)
  • Invertebrate Zoology (Academic)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Academic)
  • Molecular Biology (Academic)
  • Environmental Science (Academic)
  • Independent Study
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