• REGENTS SCIENCE COURSES

    Note:  All Regents science classes are full year courses that meet daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days.

    Regents Earth Science:  1 Credit, Ames
    This course covers the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, and astronomy. This Regents-level course will focus on all areas of the Physical Setting: Earth Science curriculum. The course will emphasize reading comprehension and critical thinking. Regents Earth Science will begin the Regents science sequence. This full year course meets daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days. A successful completion of 1200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written reports is a prerequisite for admission to the Regents examination.

    Accelerated Regents Biology:  The Living Environment:  1 Credit, Ames
    This course provides a broad understanding of the fundamentals of biology. This Regents-level course will follow the New York State Living Environment Core Curriculum, with the inclusion of enrichment activities for those students that have completed Accelerated Earth Science. Students in this course are expected to proceed to Regents Chemistry the following year. This full year course meets daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days. A successful completion of 1200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written reports is a prerequisite for admission to the Regents examination.

    Regents Biology:  The Living Environment:  1 Credit, MHS
    This course provides a broad understanding of the fundamentals of biology. Students should take this course after completing Earth Science to continue their Regents science sequence. This Regents-level course will follow the New York State Living Environment core curriculum. This full year course meets daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days. A successful completion of 1200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written reports is a prerequisite for admission to the Regents examination.

    Regents Chemistry:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Earth Science, Biology, Algebra 1 and Geometry* and current science teacher recommendation.  Corequisite: Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra**.  A recommended minimum 80 average in science and math. (*Students who are co-enrolled in Geometry require the Science Supervisor’s approval.  **Students should be programmed for Chemistry Support.)   

    This course presents the general principles of chemistry, including a study of how matter interacts. The course will follow the New York State Physical Setting: Chemistry curriculum. This full year course meets daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days. A successful completion of 1200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written reports is a prerequisite for admission to the Regents examination.  

    Regents Physics:  1 Credit, MHS
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of three Regents science courses and current science teacher recommendation. It is highly suggested that students are co-enrolled in OR have successfully completed Algebra 2. If a student has not completed Algebra 2 or is enrolled in a Math course of lesser rigor than Algebra 2, Science Supervisor approval is needed. A recommended minimum 80 average in science and math.    

    This course emphasizes the concepts that underlie the study of physics, including mechanics, waves, electricity, and atomic structure. The course will follow the New York State Regents Physics Core curriculum and it requires a superior understanding of mathematical concepts. This full year course meets daily with a laboratory section meeting on alternate days. A successful completion of 1200 minutes of laboratory experience with satisfactory written reports is a prerequisite for admission to the Regents examination.