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Science Placement Prerequisites

For 8th grade students moving to 9th grade at WHRHS:

8th grade class

Grade

Recommended Course

8th grade science

95-100

Biology H

85-94

Biology A

60-84

Biology CP

Below 60

Conference with school counselor

*Students enrolled in Biology H must have completed Algebra 1.

 

For current WHRHS students:
9th Grade Biology to 10th grade Chemistry

Class

Grade Required

Course Recommendation

Biology  CP

60-89 in Biology CP

Chemistry CP

Biology CP

90 or above in Biology CP, and

80 or above in Geometry A, or
90 or above in Geometry CP, or
90 or above in Algebra 1A, or
95 or above in Algebra 1 CP

Chemistry A

Biology A

60-70  in Biology A

Chemistry CP

Biology A

71-89  in Biology A, and

80 or above in Geometry A, or
90 or above in Geometry CP, or
80 or above in Algebra 1 A

Chemistry A

Biology A

90 or above in Biology A, and

80 or above in Geometry H, or
90 or above in Geometry A

Chemistry H

Biology H

60-79  in Biology H, and

80 or above in Geometry A, or
90 or above in Geometry CP, or
80 or above in Algebra 1 A

Chemistry A

Biology H

80 or above in Biology H, and

80 or above in Geometry H, or
90 or above in Geometry A

Chemistry H

*Students in Chemistry H class must have completed Geometry.

 

10th Grade Chemistry to 11th grade Physics

Class

Grade Required

Course Recommendation

Chemistry CP

60-89 in Chemistry CP

Physics CP

Chemistry CP

90 or above in Chemistry CP, and

80 or above in Algebra 2A, or
90 or above in Algebra 2 CP, or
90 or above in Geometry A, or

95 or above in Geometry CP

Physics A

Chemistry A

60-70 in Chemistry A

Physics CP

Chemistry A

71-94 in Chemistry A

80 or above in  Algebra 2 A, or
90 or above in Algebra 2 CP, or
80 or above in Geometry A

Physics A

Chemistry A

95 or above in Chemistry A
Must have completed Algebra 2

Physics H

Chemistry H

60-79 in Chemistry H

80 or above in  Algebra 2 A, or
90 or above in Algebra 2 CP, or
8 or above in Geometry A

Physics A

Chemistry H

80 or above in Chemistry H
Must have completed Algebra 2

Physics H

*Students in Physics H class must have completed Algebra 2.
*Students in Physics CP and Physics A  should be concurrently taking Algebra 2 if they have not completed it already.

Advanced Placement Courses

Course

Biology H Grade

Chemistry H Grade

Biology A Grade

Chemistry A Grade

Advanced
Placement Biology

85 and up

85 and up

95 and up

95 and up


 


Course

Biology H Grade


Chemistry H Grade

Biology A Grade


Chemistry A Grade

Advanced
Placement
Chemistry *

85 and up

85 and up

95 and up

95 and up

* It is strongly recommended that students in AP Chemistry complete a sequence of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
 

Course

Physics  H Grade

Physics A Grade

Advanced Placement
Physics C *

85 and up

95 and up

*Students taking AP Physics must be taking AP Calculus BC or AB, or Calculus A concurrently with AP Physics, or they must have already taken one of these math classes previously.
 

Course

Biology H Grade

Chemistry H Grade

Biology A Grade

Chemistry A Grade

Advanced
Placement
Environmental Science

80 and up

80 and up

85 and up

85 and up


Project Lead the Way and Engineering Courses

Course

Prerequisite

Introduction to Engineering Design A  (full year)

None

Principles of Engineering A  (full year)

Introduction to Engineering Design

Digital Electronics A  (full year)

None

CAD Architecture  (full year)

None

Civil Engineering Architecture A  (full year)

CAD Architecture

Aerospace Engineering A  (full year)

Chemistry A, Physics A