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Recommended Science Sequence for Middle and High School
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Recommended Science Sequence for Middle and High School 

 

Middle School:  

Science Course  

Typical Grade Level  

Companion Math Course   

Life Science  

6-7th  

Math 7 with Pre-Algebra  

Earth Science   

7-8th  

Math 8: Pre-Algebra  

General Science *  

8th  

Math 8: Pre-Algebra  

*General science is intended to help students bridge the gap between middle and high school science. A student who has not completed pre-algebra or who lacks science fundamentals like significant figures, unit conversions, etc. may benefit from taking general science before IPC.  Students who have completed pre-algebra and who have a strong science background may move from Earth science to IPC and omit general science.  

 

High School:  

Science Course  

Typical Grade Level  

Companion Math Course   

Intro to Physics and Chemistry  

8th-9th  

Algebra 1  

Core or Honors Biology  

9th-10th  

Geometry 

Core or Honors Chemistry  

10th-11th  

Algebra 2  

Physics  

11th-12th  

Algebra 2 (prerequisite)  

**AP Biology and AP Chemistry  

11th-12th  

  

**We strongly encourage students to take physics before taking an AP science class. The core or honors biology>chemistry>physics sequence gives students a well-rounded science education in keeping with our classical/liberal arts identity.   

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