Science

Grade 9

Our program is guided by the vision that all students have the opportunity to develop scientific literacy. The goal is to develop science-related knowledge, skills and attitudes that students need to solve problems and make decisions while maintaining their sense of wonder about the world around them. In our Catholic school, students are invited to consider how issues of stewardship, morals, ethics and Catholic teaching can be integrated appropriately into the science curriculum.

High School

The aim of the senior high school science program is to help students attain the scientific awareness needed to be effective members of society. Within the context of the Catholic high school every effort is made to help students explore the relationship between science, technology, society and our responsibility to act justly and work toward a more loving society. Issues related to morals, ethics, stewardship and responsible choices for the enhancement of life and respect for creation are integrated into the science curriculum. Students generally follow one stream taking the pre-requisite courses although certain transfers are permitted.

Science 10

This academic course provides students with a unified view of the biological, chemical, physical and earth sciences and an awareness of the connections among them. Science 10 is the prerequisite for all the academic sciences.

Biology 20-30

This academic program explores the interactions of living systems with one another and with their environment. It emphasizes the context of science by considering the interrelationships among science, technology and society. In Biology 20, the underlying theme is energy and matter exchange. In Biology 30, the emphasis in on adaptation and change.

Chemistry 20-30

This program is designed to study matter and its changes. Students are given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influences of chemistry on their lives.

Physics 20-30

This program is designed to study matter and energy and their interactions. It helps students understand the physics principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their daily lives.

Science 14-24

This general program allows students to meet the credit requirements for a high school diploma and also provides opportunities for transfer into an academic program. The focue is on helping students understand the scientific principles behind the na tural events they experience and the technology they use in their daily lives.