Victory Christian Academy
1343 Montauk Hwy
East Patchogue, NY 11772

 

Phone

631 654-9284

Fax

631 654-9297
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Office Hours

Monday-Friday

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM est.

 

 

SCIENCE

In order to earn a Regents Diploma, New York State currently requires students to take and pass three Science courses and pass one (1) Science Regent Exams. Those students wishing to earn an Advanced Regents Diploma are required to pass two (2) Science Regent Exams.

 

The New York State Learning Standards for Science incorporate the following:

 

Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry, and Design

Students will be able to use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

 

Standard 2: Information Systems

Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

 

Standard 3: Science

Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to physical setting and living environment, and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

 

Standard 4: Interconnectedness: Common Themes

Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology, and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

 

Standard 5: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills in mathematics, science and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.

 

COURSES

 

   ž  Earth Science

The Solar System and the Planet Earth are a result of certain processes that have a history as old as the planet itself. The course will explore these processes, the Earth’s structure, and the Earth’s place in the universe. The subject matter deals with geology, paleontology, meteorology, and space science. Emphasis will be placed on students demonstrating these explanations, exhibiting creative problem solving, reasoning, and informed decision making. The course includes 1200 minutes of laboratory periods and corresponding written laboratory reports. (Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination)

 

      Living Environment (Biology)

This course is required for graduation by all students. It stresses the importance of balance in the environment, both that around and that within. The course emphasizes the structure, function and relationships of living organisms. Strong emphasis will be places on problem solving and discovery by scientific methodology. The course includes 1200 minutes of laboratory periods and corresponding written laboratory reports. (Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination)

 

   ž  Chemistry

The course is based on the New York State core curriculum. The emphasis of the course of study is on principles of chemical reactions. Also emphasized are experiments in which students discover the basis for principles of chemistry. Our students will question, explore answers, and develop solutions to problems using scientific inquiry. The course includes 1200 minutes of laboratory periods and corresponding written laboratory reports. (Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination)

 

 

Prerequisite: Living Environment

 

       Physics

The course is based on the New York State core curriculum. Students should have a solid foundation in basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in preparation for this course as they explore the study of basic physical principles with emphasis on the relationship of energy to time, space, motion, matter, electricity, light, and radiation. The course includes 1200 minutes of laboratory periods and corresponding written laboratory reports. (Requirements: Midterm, Regent Examination)

 

         Prerequisite: Chemistry and Integrated Algebra