Environmental Science is the study of interrelationships between human activities and the environment. The objective of the Academy for Environmental Science is to provide students with scientific knowledge about the natural world while at the same time exploring the environmental, economic, and social aspects of these interactions and how they influence decision-making and policy. Students will learn about human and natural systems, gain interdisciplinary knowledge about the environment and understand the impact of work in this field of study. Emphasis will be placed on field-based learning and practical applications of concepts. The course of study is designed to integrate all academic perspectives and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies. Upon graduation, students will have the foundation needed to pursue a degree in environmental studies in preparation for one of the growing numbers of environmental careers in resource management, engineering, business, non-profit work, law, conservation, or education.Grading System:
- Four Marking Periods, Mid-term Examination and Comprehensive Final Examination
- Based on a 100-point numerical scale
- Honors and AP classes are given additional "weight" when calculating GPA.
An Academy Student’s Schedule:
Intro to Env. Systems
Intro to Ecological Design (sem 2.5 cr.) FALL/ Environmental Law and Policy (sem 2.5cr.) SPRING
Climate Change Biology (sem 2.5 cr.)/Intro to Env. Research (sem 2.5 cr.)
Research and Field Work in Env Sci/ Global Issues in Environmental Sustainability
Honors Academy English 9
Honors Academy English 10
Honors Academy English 11
Honors Academy English 12/ AP English
Algebra 1 or GeoH
GeoH or Algebra 2H
Algebra 2H or PrecalcH
Calculus, AP Stats
Honors Academy World His.
Honors Academy US 1
Honors Academy US 2
AP USH, Economics, Business
Bio CP or H
Chem CP or H
AP Physics 1, CP Physics OR Geophysical Science Honors
AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Physics 2
Financial Literacy Elective
Release time for SLE
Structured Learning Experience 120 Hours
**Please note that during senior year (year four), students will have the option of taking classess at CCM, Ramapo or Montclair University and earning up to 24 college credits.
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