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The curriculum is designed to provide:

...an academic program which challenges students to pursue to their fullest potential their interests in mathematics and science.

...opportunities for students to learn the fundamentals of research through participation in research studies and independent projects.

...experiences which allow students to improve their technical skills and develop confidence in their ablilty to use and manage technology.

...experiences which expose students to the application of science, mathematics and technolgy through field studies, internships, trips and telecommunications.

...an environment which fosters independent learning strategies and challenges students to become responsible for their own learning.

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CALCULUS 1: dual enrollment MTH 263 (4 credits) (May be taught in one OR two semesters)
A college level study of differential calculus; this course includes the study of limits, continuity, derivatives (concept and definition), differentiation techniques (including transcendental functions), curve sketching, related rates and optimization applications, and an introduction to antiderivatives (concept and definition) and definite integrals with applications.

CALCULUS 2: dual enrollment MTH 264 (4 credits)
A college level study of integral calculus; this course includes the study of Riemann Sums, Trapezoidal and Simpson’s Rule, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals (concept and definition), integration techniques, applications of integrals, solving differential equations, parametric equations and polar curves, convergence of sequences and series, and Taylor and Maclaurin Series.

CALCULUS 3 (VECTOR CALCULUS): dual enrollment MTH 265 (4 credits)
Vector calculus includes vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, vector fields, partial derivatives and multiple integrals.  Computational techniques, geometry and theoretical structure, creative problem solving, and proofs are emphasized.

CONNECTIONS IN MATHEMATICS
This course provides students with introductory experiences in symbolic logic, graph theory, probability, voting schemes and apportionment methods, personal finance, and mathematical proofs. Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding, solving real world applications, using technology, and fostering mathematical reasoning and communication.

CVGS PHYSICS
This course is an advanced level science class exploring the particle and wave nature of everyday phenomena. This physics curriculum includes dimensional analysis, velocity, linear acceleration, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, energy, waves, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Concepts are explored and applied through hands-on laboratories and using computer-based modeling. These investigations require data collection, analysis, and computer simulations that demonstrate the interdisciplinary relations among physics, life sciences, mathematics, and technology. The development of problem solving skills, analytical thinking, and effective communication are also stressed.

DUAL ENROLLMENT PHYSICS: dual enrollment PHY 204 (4 credits) and PHY 202 (4 credits)
This college credit course incorporates basic calculus and vector analysis. The curriculum includes Newtonian mechanics, conservation of energy, fluid mechanics, harmonic motion, circuits, magnetic fields, heat and thermodynamics, light and optics, nuclear physics, and modern physics. Concepts are further explored through inquiry-based laboratories, engineering applications, data analysis, project-based assignments, computational and programming applications using Python, and analysis of physics research.

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: dual enrollment BIO 141 (4 credits) and BIO 142 (4 credits)
This college level course provides an overview of cellular physiology and reviews many human organ systems including the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, skeletal, endocrine, muscular, urinary, reproductive, and lymphatic systems. Students will explore organ systems through the use of interactive modeling and will discuss current medical cases with local health care professionals.

MATH ANALYSIS: dual enrollment MTH 167 (5 credits for the year-long course)
A pre-calculus course that includes an in-depth conceptual analysis of algebraic, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Topics include graphical behavior, domains and ranges, roots (real & complex), the first derivative, graphing, application problem solving and data analysis, and an introduction to integration. Parametric equations are presented with a focus on applications and conceptual analysis. Analysis includes required algebraic proofs and/or conceptual explanations in written and oral presentations. Graphing calculators, spreadsheets, and a computer algebra system are used extensively. The study of matrices is included, and optional topics include an introduction to sequences and series.

RESEARCH
This unique course is an introduction to the research process including literature research, project design, elementary statistical analysis, scientific writing and multimedia presentations. Each student completes an individual research project. Students design a study, collect and analyze data, and report the results in paper, PowerPoint, and poster formats. The statistical analysis of data is conducted using Microsoft Excel. During the second semester students complete a 36-hour internship.

SENIOR SEMINAR
Beginning with a nine-week program focusing on leadership, teamwork, and communication put in the context of an exciting collaborative design challenge, this course then allows students to explore and use sophisticated technologies choosing from among biotechnology, computer-aided design and 3D printing, drone technologies, desktop publishing, advanced microscopy, scientific photography, microbiology, robotics, video production, Photoshop, mobile apps development, electronics, or laser engraving. The course ends with student teams completing a capstone project that brings math, science, and technology together.