AP Science

Central Academy currently offers the following Advanced Placement science courses:

AP Biology – This course is the equivalent of a college introductory biology course. It is an intensive study emphasizing the molecular biology of the cell, genetics and evolution, organisms and populations. Laboratory activities challenge students’ abilities to understand problems, develop and implement experimental designs, manipulate data, and think analytically. Required labs are arranged outside of regular school hours.

Prerequisites: Successful completion (A or B average) in 9th grade Academy Science. Students who have not had the Academy 8th and 9th grade sequence must have completed Biology (A) and Chemistry (B) or be currently enrolled in Chemistry.

High School Credit: 1 Science (weighted course/lab science)


AP Chemistry – Advanced Placement Chemistry is an intensive study of matter at the atomic and molecular levels, emphasizing inorganic chemistry. There is a concentration on the mathematical treatment of the principles of college chemistry. The course covers formula writings, types of chemical reactions and stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, gases, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and thermodynamics. Laboratory work is equivalent to freshman college-level with formal reports. Required labs are arranged outside of regular school hours.

Prerequisites: Successful completion (A or B average) in Academy Science. New students to the Academy must have an A in Chemistry or permission of the instructor.

High School Credit: 1 Science (weighted course/lab science)

Enrollment in the following DMACC Courses:
CHM 165 General/Inorganic Chemistry I 4 Credits (F)
CHM 175 General/Inorganic Chemistry II 4 Credits (S)


AP Physics – This freshman college level course includes topics in both classical and modern physics, emphasizing the mathematical treatment of physical events. The course covers topics such as kinematics, thermodynamics, wave motion, magnetism, electricity, optics and modern physics. Required labs are arranged outside of regular school hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion (A or B average) in Academy Science and Pre-Calculus. New students to the Academy must have an A in Physics or permission of the instructor.

High School Credit: 1 Science (weighted course/lab science)