Science

Connecticut Technical High School System's Science course breakdown by grade.

Grade 9

1 Credit
Foundations of Physical Science 9
Honors Foundations of Physical Science 9

Grade 10

1 Credit
Biology I
Honors Biology I

Foundations of Life Science 10
Honors Foundations of Life Science 10

Grade 11

1 Credit
Biology II
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry

Chemistry in the Community
Physics
Honors Physics
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Astronomy
Environmental Sciences
Forensics

Grade 12

1 Credit
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
Physics
Honors Physics
UCONN ECE Physics
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Astronomy
Environmental Sciences
Forensics
Chemistry in the Community

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Foundations of Physical Science 9 (SC113)
Foundations of Physical Science 9 develops the student’s scientific inquiry by integrating the sciences, with a focus on preparing the student for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). This course builds on the concepts and principles of chemistry, environmental topics and physics. 

Honors Foundations of Physical Science 9 (SC114)
The honors section is a more rigorous application of the Foundations of Physical Science. Topics are covered more in depth and include additional hands-on laboratory work.

Biology I or Foundations of Life Science 10 (SC213, SC635)
Following the Connecticut Science Framework 3 and 4, Biology I/Foundations of Life Science 10 continues the student's scientific inquiry training as preparation for the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). The course, which builds upon the knowledge of biological concepts, includes: cell chemistry, biotechnology, genetics, evolution and biodiversity.

Honors Biology I or Honors Foundations of Life Science 10 (SC214, SC636)
The honors section is a more rigorous application of the Biology I/Foundations of Life Science 10. Topics are covered more in depth and include additional hands-on laboratory work. Individual student research topics in Life Science are emphasized in this course.

Biology II (SC637)
This lab course will focus on biological concepts. Topics include the scientific method of inquiry, as well as basic biochemistry, the study of cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, ecology and the classification, structure and function of organisms.

Chemistry (SC610)
This lab course builds on knowledge developed in the previous integrated science courses. Students will be introduced to chemistry topics such as atomic structure, chemical bonding, energy changes, stoichiometry, periodicity, properties of gases, solutions, acid-base theory, electrochemistry and organic and biochemistry.

Honors Chemistry (SC615)
Honors Chemistry is a laboratory and mathematically-oriented science course. Basic classical concepts are emphasized in this college preparatory course. Topics studied will include measurement, atomic and molecular structure and theory, periodic law, chemical bonding, formulas, equations and stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids and solutions, chemical reactions, nuclear and organic chemistry.

Physics (SC625)
Using a laboratory approach, students will investigate Newton’s laws, classical mechanics, universal gravitation, astronomy, electricity and electrical forces and the electromagnetic wave spectrum.

Honors Physics (SC626)
A more comprehensive lab course, students will gain an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the physical world, using both the qualitative and quantitative study of the principles of physics.

Human Anatomy and Physiology (SC640)
This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. It provides students with a solid foundation in human anatomy and physiology. It includes a study of diseases, conditions and an emphasis on how various organ systems maintain homeostasis. 

Astronomy (SC661)
This course is an introduction to the study of the solar system, the stars, galaxies, nebulae and newly discovered celestial bodies. It is designed to raise the level of student awareness to celestial objects, including the history, properties, interrelationships and the origins of the universe.

Environmental Sciences (SC660)
Environmental Sciences will train students in standard laboratory operating procedures and sampling/analysis techniques in the related areas of chemistry, biology and environmental science. The application of scientific concepts to trade experiences reinforces the curriculum.

Forensics (SC620)
This course is designed to challenge students with topics such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, blood typing and spattering, trajectories, comparative anatomy, chemical analysis of drugs, poisons, trace evidence and the dynamics of physics. Students will learn about the careers involved with Forensic Science and will play mock roles as experts in the field to solve crimes. 

Chemistry in the Community (SC663)
Each unit in this course includes a chemistry-related theme which connects directly to everyday life and to the community. It is designed to provide the student opportunities to develop and observe important chemistry concepts connected to their surroundings.

Wilcox Wins 7th Annual Cardboard Boat Race

Wilcox Wins 7th Annual Cardboard Boat Race
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Go Baby Go! and Skills USA Partnership

Go Baby Go! and Skills USA Partnership
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Annual PFO Craft Fair

Annual PFO Craft Fair
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Yearbook Class of 2018

Yearbook Class of 2018
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Fall Sports Schedules

Fall Sports Schedules
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Skills USA Chapter Officers Inducted

Skills USA Chapter Officers Inducted
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Wilcox Sports Capture CSC Titles

Wilcox Sports Capture CSC Titles
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Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading 2017
The 2017 Summer reading selection will culminate in the fall with Science/Technology-related school-wide activities for students.  Learn more

Wilcox Celebrates Multicultural Day

Wilcox Celebrates Multicultural Day
On May 2nd Wilcox celebrated with dancers, singers and art activities.  Learn more

Seniors Receive Phi Delta Kappa Awards

Seniors Receive Phi Delta Kappa Awards
Three seniors who will pursue a career in Education after college, receive scholarships and awards from National sorority.  Learn more

Have You Been Pictured Yet?

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Top Students Recognized

Top Students Recognized
The top three students from each class recognized by Principal's on March 3rd.  Learn more

Automotive Receives Generous Donation

Automotive Receives Generous Donation
A 8.1 L equipped Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD donated to Wilcox from GM and Gateway Community college. Students will receive credit towards their automotive degree at Gateway Community College.  Learn more

SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA Competition
Congratulations to our students on a job well done at the national competition on June 20 - 24 in Louisville, KY!  Learn more

Uniforms

Uniforms
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Student Workforce

Student Workforce
CTHSS students can help you with your next big project! A wide range of services are offered across a variety of trades programs.  Learn more