CVHS Course Catalog (A-Z)

Astronomy

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3091
  • Q2 - V3102
USOE Course Code:
  •  8060000010
Description:

This course will introduce students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students will examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space. 

Credits:  .50

Biology

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3111
  • Q2 - V3122
  • Q3 - V3133
  • Q4 - V3144
USOE Course Code:
  •  8020000010
Description:

This course addresses key concepts and processes from chemistry, cells, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, genetics, and DNA. The scientific method and foundational chemistry facts are presented to assist students in the study of biology. This course also addresses key concepts and processes of evolution, classification, ecology, and human anatomy. An overview of human body systems, as well as, defining structures of bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals are also explored.

Credits: 1.0 - Approved for the Regents’ Scholarship

Chemistry (With Lab)

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3151
  • Q2 - V3162
  • Q3 - V3173
  • Q4 - V3184
USOE Course Code:
  •  8030000012
Description:

This course addresses key concepts and processes from states of matter, atomic theory, organization of the periodic table, types of chemical bonds and reactions, the naming and formulae of chemicals, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. The field of chemistry in relation to the scientific method is also explained. This course also addresses properties of solids, liquids, and gases, state changes, solutions, flow of energy, enthalpy, heat, entropy and free energy, rates of reactions, equilibrium, acid-base theories, oxidation and reduction, electromagnetic cells, functional groups, polymerization, biochemicals, and nuclear chemistry. The course explores concepts through lessons, labs and videos. *Students may be required to attend labs after regular school hours as arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1.0 - Approved for the Regents’ Scholarship

Earth Science

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3191
  • Q2 - V3202
  • Q3 - V3213
  • Q4 - V3224
USOE Course Code:
  •  8040000010
Description:

Students will learn about the materials which compose Earth, the rock cycle and types of rocks, Earth's resources, formation and movement of soil, glaciers, deserts, and alluvial landscapes, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, mountain building, and geologic time.  Topics including the ocean floor, seafloor sediments, waves, tides, and shoreline processes, characteristics of the atmosphere, precipitation, air pressure and wind, storms, climate, early astronomy, Earth-Moon-Sun interactions, and our Solar System are also presented. Laboratory concepts appear via video. Students explore careers in Earth Science and learn about key scientists.

Credits: 1.0

Environmental Science

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3231
  • Q2 - V3242
  • Q3 - V3253
  • Q4 - V3264
USOE Course Code:
  •  8040000020
Description:

This course presents relationships between organisms and how they relate to the functioning of ecosystems. Students learn the key concepts and processes of nutrient cycling, biomes, pollution, energy resources, and habitat destruction. The course also covers ways to promote biodiversity and create a sustainable future.

Credits: 1.0

Physics (With Lab)

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V3311
  • Q2 - V3322
  • Q3 - V3333
  • Q4 - V3344
USOE Course Code:
  •  8060000020
Description:

This course addresses concepts of mechanics, wave behavior and thermodynamics, Newton's laws of motion, thermal properties of matter, and thermodynamic systems. Students will learn about electricity, magnetism, optics, interactions among electric charges, properties of electric and magnetic fields and forces, and the characteristics of electromagnetic waves. Some of the basic concepts of quantum physics are presented as well. An understanding of Algebra and Trigonometry is required. Students must be able to attend labs after regular school hours as arranged with instructor.

Credits: 1.0 - Approved for the Regents’ Scholarship