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Advanced Placement Environmental Science


The Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. This is a multi-disciplinary science course, blending geology, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, and geography. We will stress scientific principles and analysis as a means of identifying and understanding environmental problems, both natural and human-made. We will evaluate relative risks associated with environmental problems, and will examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

This course is a great alternative for students seeking to further their science education while preparing for university study. Unlike AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics, this course relies heavily on organism-level issues; while APES does use some “micro-science”, its focus is generally considered on a larger scale (organisms, species, environments, etc.). We will use local issues as major course topics (water quality, threatened/endangered species, waste management, land development), and students will be able to participate in a number of optional field trips.

APES is an excellent option for students who have completed biology and chemistry. It is also required that students have completed one year of algebra. top


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 1, 2 AP (H-P) 11, 12

The Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) course is designed to be the equivalent of an introductory college course in environmental science. This is a multi-disciplinary science course, blending geology, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, and geography. We will stress scientific principles and analysis as a means of identifying and understanding environmental problems, both natural and human-made. We will evaluate relative risks associated with environmental problems, and will examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. This course is a great alternative for students seeking to further their science education while preparing for university study. Unlike AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics, this course relies heavily on organism-level issues; while APES relies on a great deal of “micro-science”, its focus is generally considered on a larger scale (organisms, species, environments, etc.). We will use local issues as major course topics (water quality, threatened/endangered species, waste management, land development), and students will be able to participate in a number of optional field trips.
Preq: Algebra 1,2; Biology 1,2; Chemistry 1,2
10 units, 2 semesters
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Small Scale Food Production

This new program is an exciting alternative to standard high school classes, with plenty of benefits. Students will:

• Participate in a new learning environment (most of our lectures and labs are taught outdoors, either in the field or in our greenhouse/garden complex).

• Receive elective credit (5 Units/semester); repeatable.

• Have the opportunity to satisfy their community service requirements through a series of unique and interesting local environmental projects.

• Maintain a large organic garden, orchard, and production nursery, providing food for the class, the school, and the students' families.

• Gain valuable job skills, experience a variety of jobs in environmental and horticultural fields, and connect with numerous employers in the area. top

Ask your counselor about enrolling in this new course. If you have any questions, contact José Caballero or 805 966.9101 x342.

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