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1800 Pineville-Matthews Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Courier #: 508
P: 980-343-5390  |  F: 980-343-3956 
LC: South Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Each student is required to have three units of science to graduate (must include biology & a physical science)

Every science teacher offers after school tutoring/help sessions.

Courses Offered:

Physical Science
Earth/Environmental Science
AP Environmental Science

Biology I 
Greenhouse Biology 
Biology II 
AP Biology

Chemistry I
AP Chemistry

AP Physics


Science Course Descriptions

Chemistry I - Regular (3211), Advanced (3212), Honors (3213)

Study the structure and properties of matter as they explore chemical reactions, the structure of atoms, conservation and interactions of energy and matter. Prerequisite for Regular: Biology I, and Geometry concurrent or completed. Prerequisite for Advanced/Honors: Biology I, and Algebra II concurrent or completed.

AP Chemistry - (3222)

Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry and competence in dealing with chemical problems. Strong emphasis is placed on laboratory work and analysis of data. Prerequisite: Chemistry I, Algebra II, and concurrent Pre-Calculus

Physics I - Regular (3309)

Explore fundamentals of the physical world of matter, energy, basic mechanics and particle physics. Prerequisite for Advanced: Chemistry I and Algebra II concurrent or completed. Prerequisite for Honors: Chemistry I and Algebra II Honors concurrent or completed.

AP Physics I - (3314)

Non-calculus college course in general physics. Prerequisite: Chemistry I, Calculus or Pre-calculus

AP Physics II - (3315)

Calculus based college course emphasizing mechanics, electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite: Calculus concurrent or completed

Astronomy I - (3401)

Classical and historical astronomy through the solar system and space exploration. Prerequisite: Biology I.

Biology I - Regular (3113), Honors (3115)

Study the cell, the molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter, energy, and organizations in living systems and the behavior of organisms. Prerequisite: none

Biology II - (3123)

Investigate cell theory, populations dynamics, microbiology, and an in-depth study of the plant and animal kingdoms. Prerequisite for advanced: Biology I, Chemistry I. Prerequisite for honors: Biology I, Chemistry I and Algebra II concurrent or completed

AP Biology - (3124)

Learn the conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical skills to deal critically with rapidly changing science of biology. Prerequisite: Biology I, Chemistry I and Algebra II concurrent or completed

Human Anatomy & Physiology - Advanced (6054)

Study the structure and function of the human body. Prerequisite: Chemistry I and Algebra II concurrent or completed


Oceanography / Marine Science - (3022)

Study marine life from plankton to mammals. Other topics include basic oceanography, plate tectonics and ocean zones. Prerequisite: Biology I

Earth / Environmental Science - (3024)

A laboratory-based course emphasizing the function of the earth's systems. Emphasis is placed on human interactions with the earth's geologic and environmental systems. Prerequisite: None

AP Environmental Science - (3989)

Application of scientific concepts to the understanding and solution of environmental problems. Prerequisite: Biology I




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