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Physical Science is a laboratory investigative science aligned with Delaware State Standards and requires mastery of scientific inquiry, and selected physics, chemistry, and Earth/space science knowledge and skills. Physical Science is the entry course for the NCCVT science sequence and is intended for all freshmen. Successful completion of Physical Science is the first of three (3) state recommended laboratory investigative science graduation credit requirements.

Biology is a laboratoryan investigative science aligned with Delaware State Standards and requires mastery of scientific inquiry, the nature of science, evolution, cell theory, bio molecules and their interactions, and genetics. Biology is intended as a sophomore course and is designed to follow successful completion of Physical Science. Successful completion of Biology is the second of the three (3) state recommended laboratory investigative science graduation credit requirement.

Integrated Science is a laboratory investigative science aligned with Delaware State Standards and requires mastery of scientific inquiry, physical laws of motion, forces, astronomy, and ecology knowledge and skills. Successful completion of Integrated Science can be used to complete the State state graduation requirement for science. Integrated Science is intended as a junior course and is designed to follow successful completion of Biology.

Chemistry is a laboratoryan investigative science that requires mastery of knowledge and skills related to characteristics of inorganic forms of matter and the changes that matter undergoes, as well as mastery of high level inquiry / problem-solving skills. Successful completion of Chemistry can be used to complete the state graduation requirement for science. Only students interested in pursuing post-secondary education in the areas of science, engineering, or health-related fields should enroll in this course. (Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Math III and Biology with grades of “B” or better.).

Physics is a laboratoryan investigative science that requires mastery of knowledge and skills related to the relationships between matter and energy, as well as mastery of high-level inquiry/problem-solving skills. Successful completion of Physics can be used to complete the state graduation requirement for science. StudentsOnly students interested in pursuing post-secondary education in the areas of science, engineering, or health-related fields should enroll in this course. (Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Math III and Biology with grades of “B” or better).

ELECTIVE COURSE
(This course cannot be used as a substitute for the three (3) state-recommended laboratory investigative science graduation credit requirements for Science)

Environmental Science is a laboratory science aligned with Delaware State Standards and requires mastery of scientific inquiry, earth science, and ecology knowledge and skills. Environmental Science is intended for SENIORS who have completed State graduation requirements and are interested in a fourth credit in science. *Prerequisite: Successful completion of the three (3) state-recommended laboratory investigative sciences [see above].