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    The science department at Oswego High School believes that all students benefit from a diverse and rigorous science education.  As a result we offer a variety of classes that are designed to not only meet the Next Generation Science Standards but also appeal to the many interests of our student body at each stage of the education. From Freshmen Biology to college level courses such as AP Chemistry and everything in between there is something for each student at OHS.  Each of our classes are designed with a student-centered environment which will challenge and inspire them to think critically in order to explain the many natural phenomena that they will encounter throughout their lives.  

    If you have any questions about specific classes or placement for next year please do not hesitate to contact your child's classroom teacher or the Science Department Chair, Dan Olandese

     Please click on any image below to learn more about the specific classes we offer and also view our Course Selection Guide that follows. 

  • Life Sciences

  • Biology
    Biology
  • Honors Biology
    Honors BIo
  • Biomedical Science (PLTW)
    PLTW Biomed
  • Human Body Systems (PLTW)
    Human Body Systems Info
  • Medical Interventions (PLTW)
    Medical Interventions Info
  • AP Biology
    AP Bio Image
  • Honors Anatomy and Physiology
    Anatomy IMage
  • Forensics
    Forensics Image
  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
    Chemistry Image
  • Honors Chemistry
    Honors Chem
  • AP Chemistry
    AP Chem
  • Physics
    Physics Image 2
  • AP Physics 1
    AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C
    AP Physics C Image
  • Chem / Phys
    Chem Phys
  • Earth Sciences

  • Earth and Space Science
    ESS Image
  • Honors Earth Sci.
    Honors ESS
  • AP Environ. Sci
    APES
  • Meteorology
    Meteorology
  • Environmental Sci.
    Environmental Science
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    Course

    Grade 9

    Grade 10

    Grade 11

    Grade 12

    Prerequisites

    Life Science Graduation Requirements Courses (Grade 9)

    Biology

    X

         

    None

    Honors Biology

    X

         

    8th grade teacher recommendation

    Physical Science Graduation Requirement Courses (Grade 10 Highly Suggested)

    Chemistry

     

    X

    X

    X

    Completion of Biology or Honors BIology and minimum concurrent enrollment in Geometry

    Honors Chemistry

     

    X

    X

    X

    Biology or Honors Biology Teacher recommendation and minimum concurrent enrollment in Geometry

    Chem / Phys

     

    X

    X

    X

    Department Placement

    Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit Electives

    AP Biology (Dual Credit)

    • Dual Credit
    • 1 Period +AP Guided Study
     

    X

    X

    X

    Completion of Biology and Chemistry with a preference of one or both at the honors level.  Students can take Chemistry concurrently with teacher recommendation

    AP Chemistry

    • 1 Period +AP Guided Study
       

    X

    X

    Completion of Chemistry and     Algebra 2 with preference of 1 or both at the honors level

    AP Environmental Science

       

    X

    X

    Completion of Biology and Chemistry

    AP Physics 1

       

    X

    X

    Completion or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2

    AP Physics 2

       

    X

    X

    Completion of AP Physics 1

    AP Physics C

    • Block 2 Period Class
       

    X

    X

    Completion of AP Physics 1 and concurrent enrollment or completion of Calculus.

    Honors Anatomy and Physiology

    • Dual Credit
       

    X

    X

    Completion of Biology and Chemistry with a preference of 1 or both at the honors level.

    General Electives

    Honors Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW)

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Concurrent enrollment or completion of Biology or Honors Biology.

    Honors Human Body Systems (PLTW)

     

    X

    X

    X

    Concurrent enrollment in a second science course highly suggested.

    Medical Interventions (PLTW)

     

    X

    X

    X

    Concurrent enrollment in a second science course highly suggested.

    Physics

     

    X

    X

    X

    Concurrent enrollment or completion of Algebra 2

    Earth and Space Science

     

    X

    X

    X

    Successful completion of Biology and Chemistry suggested.

    Honors Earth and Space Science

     

    X

    X

    X

    Successful completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Geometry suggested.

    Forensics

       

    X

    X

    Completion of Biology and Chemistry

    Environmental Science

    • 1 Semester

    X

    X

    X

    X

    Completion of or Concurrent Enrollment in Biology

    Meteorology

    • 1 Semester
       

    X

    X

    Successful completion of either Chemistry, Physics, or an Earth and Space Science course suggested.