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    Students are required to earn 4 credits in Science
    to meet Georgia high school graduation rules.
     
     
     

    Go to the Georgia Department of Education's Curriculum and Instruction webpage to obtain the most up-to-date 4th Science courses, including Career Technical and Agricultural Education requirement options. Five high school computer science courses count as a 4th science course option for high school graduation purposes. IB Science Course info may be found on the South Forsyth High School IB webpage

     
    Course Name Prerequisites State and National Assessments
    Physical Science Strong K-7 Science Background, the ability to plan/carry out an investigation, and analyze/interpret data. EOC
    Biology Strong K-8 Science Background, the ability to plan/carry out an investigation, and analyze/interpret data. EOC
    Biology (Honors) Teacher Recommendation EOC
    Chemistry Biology and GSE Geometry co-requisite  
    Chemistry (Honors) Teacher Recommendation, Biology (Honors Highly Recommended), GSE Accel Alg/Geom A recommended  
    Physics GSE Algebra II  
    Anatomy and Physiology Physical Science or Chemistry and Biology  
    Environmental Science Strong K-8 Science Background, the ability to plan/carry out an investigation, and analyze/interpret data.  
    Earth Systems Strong K-8 Science Background, the ability to plan/carry out an investigation, and analyze/interpret data.  
    Ecology Strong K-8 Science Background, the ability to collect field data, analyze/interpret data, and draw conclusions for real-world implications.  
    AP Biology Biology and Chemistry prerequisite*
    Honors Highly Recommended
    AP Exam in May
    AP Chemistry Chemistry prerequisite*
    Honors Highly Recommended
    AP Exam in May
    AP Physics 1 & 2 GSE Algebra II prerequisite AP Exam in May
    AP Physics C – Mechanics GSE Calculus prerequisite or may be taken concurrently
    Physics or AP Physics B are highly recommended
    AP Exam in May
    AP Environmental Science Biology & Chemistry prerequisites* AP Exam in May
    Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles Computer Science Principles AP Exam in May
    Forensic Science       Biology  
    Science Research I Ability to conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.  
    Science Research II Ability to conduct more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.  
    Science Research III

    SEE RI & RII

    Ability to explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from professionals and other research on their personalized topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas in with interest groups or national/global competitions.

     
    Science Research IV SEE RI & RII

    Ability to collaborate with university or industry partners and other research on their personalized topic or issue to present a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas in a or national/global competitions.

     
    Oceanography Strong K-8 Science Background, the ability to plan/carry out an investigation, and analyze/interpret data.  
    *AP Science course prerequisites are directed by the College Board and the AP Course Audit.
     

     

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