Honors Chemistry is offered in odd years; AP Chemistry in even years.
Pre-requisite: Teacher recommendation, 90%+ weighted average in previous science course, department head approval, and summer assignment.
A particularly noteworthy area of this program is the development of the variety of problem-solving skills and the critical thinking process. Students are encouraged to think about the method of solution to problems rather than to mechanically apply a formula to produce an answer. Mastery of the concepts of chemistry in conjunction with the ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason is what this course demands.
This course differs from the Chemistry I course in the depth, speed, and research projects in which topics are covered and perform a thorough investigation of organic chemistry and biochemistry. A variety of laboratories, research projects and hands-on activities are used to develop critical thinking and analysis skills. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to take AP Chemistry.