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20-21 High School Courseshttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}20-21 High School CoursesBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'Max Fee' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area.

 

 

https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99257https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99257{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I40BVSD PIB Biology 1 wtIB Biology 1 is a comprehensive survey of cells, biochemistry, genetics, evolution, ecology and select topics in physiology. Students will gain conceptual and practical skills as a result of involvement in scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate biological knowledge with respect to problems which are facing mankind at present, and which have implication of serious consequences in the future. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This course is the first part of a curriculum pathway leading to IB/AP exams. 10SC - Life SciencePrerequisites - S10 or I42, concurrent I3410th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Biology%201%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99258https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99258{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I42BVSD PIB Chemistry Physics wtThis class is an exploratory science course which leads to a solid foundation for IB/AP science courses. Emphasis will be placed on observing relationships, identifying variables and developing explanations in qualitative and quantitative ways through experimentation and analysis. Students will be able to relate concepts of chemistry and physics to real world phenomena, while understanding their theoretical principles. The course teaches strong laboratory skills. 10SC - Physical SciencePrerequisites - M35, Concurrent enrollment I349th;#10th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/BVSD%20PIB%20Chemistry%20Physics%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99302https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99302{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S51Chemistry Advanced wtThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course. As an advanced course, this course goes beyond the curriculum expectations of a standard course offering by increasing the depth and complexity. Students are engaged in dynamic, high‐level learning. The pace of an advanced course may be faster than that of a “standard” course.10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Chemistry%20Advanced%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99307https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99307{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S50ChemistryThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure and properties of matter and the interaction of matter and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, acids and bases, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molecular geometry, and thermochemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Chemistry.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99467https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99467{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S16Earth Space GeophysicalThis course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure, processes, and resources on Earth and other solar bodies. Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experiences. Units of study include Cosmology and Earth History, energy and forces in the Solar System, plate tectonics, climate processes, resources and the environment, physical and chemical changes in the geosphere, and natural hazards. This course is inquiry based and involves both independent and cooperative learning. 10SC - Physical Science10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Earth%20Space%20Geophysical.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99716https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99716{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S31BiologyIn this class, students will explore relationships between structure and function in organisms and the interaction of cells and organisms with each other and their environments. Topics of study include: use of a microscope, cell structure and function, biochemistry, microbiology, classification, human physiology, genetics, evolution, botany and ecology. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented and engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. 10SC - Life Science9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/HS%20Biology.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99722https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99722{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S10Physical SciencePhysical Science is a lab-based, inquiry‐oriented course involving principles and concepts concerning the physical world. Content areas explored include nature and behavior of matter, atomic theory, chemical and physical changes including bonding and reactions, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, light and sound, and energy. The course emphasizes the study and proper use of fundamental science tools including the metric system, periodic table, and graphing. 10SC - Physical Science9th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/HS%20Physical%20Science.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99742https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99742{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I43IB/AP Biology 2 HL wtThis is the second year of a two‐year sequence in the IB/AP Biology curriculum. This course continues an in‐depth study of selected topics introduced in IB Biology 1. An emphasis is put on cell structures, membranes, genetics, botany, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and ecology and conservation. Laboratory activities are accentuated with the goal of improving student scientific writing skills and to reinforce key research concepts; these labs are used for IB assessments. Additionally, students will design their own labs. Students must complete IB Biology 1 and IB Biology 2 to take either IB and/or AP exams. 10SC - Life SciencePrerequisite - completion of a pre-IB or IB Biology course11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Biology%202%20HL%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99743https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99743{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I48IB/AP Chemistry 2 wtIB Chemistry 2 is a comprehensive survey of chemistry principles and concepts; it builds upon the studies covered in IB Chemistry 1. The class combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills through a variety of scientific activities and statistical analyses. Students will develop the ability to evaluate chemistry knowledge with respect to real-world environmental problems. Laboratory experiences are a major portion of the course. This class prepares students to take IB and AP exams. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20AP%20Chemistry%202%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99758https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99758{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I44IB Chemistry 1 wtThis course uses discovery learning as much as possible to promote well informed, inquisitive, scientific thinkers. Twenty-five percent of class time is spent in the laboratory developing advanced research skills. Communicating scientific concepts, both orally and written will be practiced. This is an advanced chemistry class which thoroughly prepares a student for General Chemistry, usually taken during the first year of college. 10SC - Physical SciencePrerequisites are I42, Concurrent enrollment in I40, M5111th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Chemistry%201%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99767https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99767{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I38IB Environmental Systems and Societies wtThis course provides students with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between pressing environmental issues they will come to face. An emphasis is put on study of the ecosystem, human population, carrying capacity and resource use, conservation and biodiversity, pollution management, the issue of global warming and environmental value systems. The course will provide methodologies and skills that can be used in the analysis of environmental issues at local and global levels. Inquiry-based laboratory activities reinforce concepts and are used for internal assessments required by IB. This course prepares students for the IB Environmental Systems and Society Standard Level exam.10SC - Life SciencePre-IB Science, grade 10 11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceAgriculture, Natural Resources & EnergyNo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Environmental%20Systems%20and%20Societies%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99790https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99790{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I75IB Physics 1 wtThis class will acquaint students with the basic physical laws of our world. Key concepts covered in the course include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and introductory atomic physics. From a physics approach to studying science, students will design investigations, collect data, analyze results, evaluate and communicate findings. The course is the first installment (of two) leading to IB/AP exams. Students will utilize a high degree of skill in algebra and geometry. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99791https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99791{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I114IB Physics 2 HL wtIB Physics 2 HL is a continuation of IB Physics 1 and expands upon the studies into Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics and atomic physics: added to this content is astronomy and astrophysics. The course includes extensive lab work and the use of computer technology to design investigations, collect data, analyze results and communicate findings. Successful completion of the course prepares students for the IB SL or HL exams. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Physics%202%20HL%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100139https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100139{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S61PhysicsThis course helps students understand the basic physical laws of our world. The course includes: scientific methods and measurement, forces, motion, energy, light, waves, electricity and magnetism. Laboratory work serves to promote understanding and to illustrate the experimental nature of physics. Mathematics is used every day in this course. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Physics.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100618https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100618{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}L111Newcomer Content Language Development - SCINewcomers Content Language Development (CLD) is an English Language Development course for high school Newcomer students who are new to the U.S. and new to English (classified as NEP). Through direct instruction and thematic units, students will develop content vocabulary as well as speaking, listening, reading and writing skills addressing the five CELP Standards. The curriculum covers the Entering (1) and Emerging (2) levels of the WIDA performance definitions and provides a foundation for the Developing (3) level skills. The course also includes basic technology skills and an orientation to the U.S. high school system.10Science9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/NewcomerCLD,%20SCI.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99068https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99068{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S33Anatomy & PhysiologyAnatomy & Physiology is a yearlong course that provides students an opportunity to explore the intricate and sophisticated relationship between structure and function in the human body. The course offers students an environment in which they may explore topics such as homeostasis, anatomical and physiological disorders, medical diagnosis and treatment, modern and past imaging techniques, biochemistry, cytology, histology, and a survey of the remarkable array of body systems that comprise the human body. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts presented in the course.10SC - Life Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo30.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Anatomy%20Physiology.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99084https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99084{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S66AP Chemistry wtThe AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced course work in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore topics such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Chemistry%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99127https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99127{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S102AP Physics 1 wtAP Physics 1 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%201%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99128https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99128{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S103AP Physics 2 wtAP Physics 2 is the equivalent of an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. 10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo15.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%202%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99131https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99131{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}S70AP Physics C wtAP Physics C combines two courses -- AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and AP Physics C: Mechanics. AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism is a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as electrostatics; conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics; electric circuits; magnetic fields; and electromagnetism. AP Physics C: Mechanics is equivalent to a one-semester, calculus-based, college-level physics course, especially appropriate for students planning to specialize or major in physical science or engineering. The course explores topics such as kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; work, energy and power; systems of particles and linear momentum; circular motion and rotation; and oscillations and gravitation. Introductory differential and integral calculus is used throughout the course.10SC - Physical Science11th;#12th;#1 yearNatural ScienceN/ANo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Physics%20C%20wt.docx