Staples High School Program of Studies description:
1.0 credit Grades 10, 11, 12 Full-Year
Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra 1
Guideline: Teacher recommendation and concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or higher
This course describes the nature of matter in terms of molecular behavior. Students will find mathematics and language arts skills useful for this course. Major topics include atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding and reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, gas laws, solids, liquids, solutions, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and some organic and nuclear chemistry. Three periods a week are spent in the classroom and one extended period in the laboratory. Evaluation is based on written tests, quizzes, laboratory reports, special projects, and homework.
Reminder: No online registrations for high school credit courses. To register for any high school credit course, students must have prior written approval from their school counselor and department head. Click here to download registration form. Parent must also initial on the registration form acknowledging that there are no refunds or credits for withdrawals from high school academic credit courses.
If a student misses more than 2 days of class for any reason, credit will not be granted for the course. Students who have lost credit will have the opportunity to appeal to have their credit reinstated. To appeal, please complete the Principal's Hearing Request Form from the Main Office. The deadline for appeals is August 15.