2020-2021 New Courses

     HUM 102: English Composition: Speaking, Writing, Thinking

    (5 credits, 3 college credits)

    An introduction to writing using both primary and secondary sources and will be offered to students in Grade 12. While building on the skills you learned and practiced in HUM 101, HUM 102 asks you to develop research questions, find and cite sources, conduct your own primary research, and synthesize elements of research into coherent wholes. (Pending NJIT Approval); Prerequisite: Successful completion of HUM 101


     MATH 112: Calculus II

    (5 credits, 4 college credits)

    Includes topics integration, applications of integration, series, exponential and logarithmic functions, transcendental functions, polar coordinates, and conic sections and will be offered to students in Grade 12.; Prerequisite: Successful completion of MTH 111


     NJIT CHEM 125/125A General Chemistry I w/ Lab

    (5 credits, 4 college credits)

    This full-year, dual enrollment course (w/NJIT) focuses introducing the basic concepts of chemistry, including chemical reactions and bonding, electronic and molecular structure, gases and thermochemistry. The lab experiments are designed to provide students with practical experience and train students with laboratory techniques/equipment common to chemistry laboratories; Prerequisite: Chemistry (Honors)


    PLTW’s Cybersecurity

    (5 credits)

    Course Outline; Course Resume

    A full-year capstone course implemented in 12th grade on the Computer Science track. The design of the course exposes high school students to the ever growing and far reaching field of cybersecurity. Students accomplish this through problem-based learning, where students role-play as cybersecurity experts and train as cybersecurity experts do.; Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP CS A


    PLTW’s Biomedical Innovations

    (5 credits)

    Course Outline; Course Resume

    A full year capstone course offered to students in grade 12 on the Biomedical Science track where students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health.; Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medical Interventions


    PLTW’s Engineering Design and Development

    (5 credits)

    Course Outline

    This is the capstone course for students in Grade 12 in the engineering track. It is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. The course applies and concurrently develops secondary level knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, and technology.; Prerequisite:Successful completion of Principles of Engineering


    Research Methods and Analysis

    (2.5 Credits)


    This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. The course will provide an overview of the important concepts of research design, data collection, statistical and interpretative analysis, and final report presentation. Students will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods. The course will develop each student’s ability to use this knowledge in academic level research assignments; Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and an introductory CS offering



    Physics (Honors)

    (5 Credits)

    This course is designed for students who have developed a strong background in science.  Coursework includes the study of classical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism and nuclear physics.  Students will do extensive independent reading and writing assignments, including laboratory reports and research papers. The Honors Physics course emphasizes laboratory investigation (experiences in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models (NRC 2006, p. 3)). Throughout the process, students design investigations, engage in scientific reasoning, manipulate equipment, record data, analyze results, and discuss their findings.; Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I