Curriculum

  • Physics 1 Honors

    This class teaches students about the interaction of matter, energy, forces of nature, energy, heat, light, and electricity. Required. Prerequisite: None. Grade typically taken: 9....

  • Biology 1 Honors

    This course teaches students about the cell cycle, ecology, evolution, physiology and genetics. Required. Prerequisite: Physics. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • Chemistry 1 Honors

    This course teaches students about chemical reactions, elements and the study of matter. Required. Prerequisite: Physics. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • Research 1

    This course supplements freshman year classes and prepares students for the SAT. Required. Prerequisite: None. Grade typically taken: 9....

  • Research 2

    This course focuses on teaching students about how to research various topics and present them through reports and PowerPoints. Required. Prerequisite: Research 1. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • Research 3

    This course focuses on teaching students about how to conduct an experiment through research and documenting data. Required. Prerequisite: Research 2. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Physics 1

    This course teaches students about the principles of Newton's mechanics, work, energy, and power, mechanical waves and sound, and simple circuits. This course takes up two class periods on a schedule. Satisfies CAT requirement to take 1 AP science. Prerequisite: Physics. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Physics 2

    This course teaches students about the principles of fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and topics in modern physics. This course takes up two class periods on a schedule. Satisfies CAT requirement to take 1 AP science. Prerequisite: AP Physics 1. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Physics C

    This course teaches students about electrostatics, conductors, capacitors, and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetism. Satisfies CAT requirement to take 1 AP science. Prerequisite: Physics. It is highly recommended that students have taken or are taking a calculus course. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Biology

    This course teaches students about evolution, cellular processes (energy and communication), genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions. This course takes up two class periods on a schedule. Satisfies CAT requirement to take 1 AP science. Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry. Grade typically taken: 11....

  • AP Chemistry

    This course, which takes two class periods, is the equivalent of a general chemistry course taken in the first year of college. It builds upon topics from Chemistry, preparing students for the AP exam at the end of the year. Satisfies CAT requirement to take 1 AP science. Prerequisite: Chemistry. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • Digital Information Technology

    In this course, students will learn about how to use the Microsoft applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students will have the opportunity to earn three Microsoft Office Specialist certifications, one for each application. Required (Also counts towards CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes). Prerequisite: None. Grade typically taken: 9....

  • Cybersecurity 1

    In this course, students will learn about networking. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Networking Fundamentals. Counts towards CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes. Prerequisite: Programming. Grade typically taken: 11....

  • Cybersecurity 2

    In this course, students will learn about the protection and security of computers. Students will have the opportunity to obtain a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Security Fundamentals. Counts towards CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes. Prerequisite: Programming. Grade typically taken: 12....

  • Programming

    In this course, students learn C#, as well as other topics including HTML, CSS, and SQL. Students will have the opportunity to earn a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Software Development Fundamentals and possibly Database Fundamentals. Required (Also counts toward CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes). Prerequisite: Digital Information Technology. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • AP Computer Science

    Students will learn Java programming as they prepare to take the AP Computer Science exam. This course is an equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. Counts towards CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes. Prerequisite: Programming. Grade typically taken: 11....

  • Oculus

    In this course, students compete in the Next Generation Tech and Next Generation Entrepreneurs. Students learn about a variety of topics, from game design with Unity to database fundamentals. Students have the opportunity to earn a Microsoft Technology Associate certification in Database Fundamentals. Counts towards CAT's requirement of 3 technology classes. Corequisite: AP Computer Science. Grade typically taken: 12....

  • Photoshop

    In this course, students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. They will have the opportunity to obtain an Adobe certification. Elective. Prerequisite: none. Grade typically taken: any....

  • CATCOM

    In this course, Students write, create and produce Fast Forward, Lakewood's daily morning show. If they choose, Students can obtain Adobe certifications of their choice, including Premiere and AfterEffects. Elective. Prerequisite: Must be a second-semester freshman or older. Must apply and be accepted. Grade typically taken: 10, 11, or 12....

  • Network Operations

    This course is taken by Network Assistants. This is a project-based classroom which is largely student led. Students work in various capacities, from hardware repair to web design. For more on the Network assistant program, click here Elective. Prerequisite: Must be a junior or senior. Must apply and be accepted. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • Robotics 1

    This course focuses on mechanical, electrical and control aspects of robotic design. In this course students learn an engineering focused curriculum aligned with what students will be learning simultaneously in Physics and Algebra 2. Topics covered include but are not limited to: simple machines, gears, electricity, statics and mechanics. Students will design and build robots throughout the year to compete Continue Reading...

  • Robotics 2

    This class focuses on logic, programming and sensor use in robotic design. Projects throughout the year focus on the computers behind robotics, and how digital commands translate to physical movement. During this course, students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in Pre-engineering and Robotics. Elective. Prerequisite: Robotics 1. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • Robotics 3

    This course is designed to immerse students in various different robotics platforms and programming languages. Students will work in groups on projects with a variety of platforms, including but not limited to: Vex (IQ, PIC, Cortex), Lego EV3, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, EZ-Robot and Lynxmotion. Students will also design and 3d print an object of their choosing. Elective. Prerequisite: Robotics 2. Continue Reading...

  • Robotics 4

    This capstone course is focused around a year long student-driven project, Each student will pick an area that interests them, and spend the year exploring, working and designing on a project of their choosing. Throughout the year, students will build their Robotics Design Portfolio. Elective. Prerequisite: Robotics 3. Grade typically taken: 12....

  • Algebra 2 Honors

    This course explores in depth the topics of Algebra, expanding upon the topics of Algebra 1. Emphasis is placed on functions and their applications. Topics include, but are not limited to: complex numbers, equations and inequalities, parabolas, quadratic equations, exponents and logarithms, polynomial equations and inequalities and equations of circles. Required. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 Honors Grade typically taken: 9....

  • Geometry Honors

    In this course, students will study geometric relationships and learn real-world problem solving skills. Topics include, but are not limited to: Euclidean Geometry, direct and indirect proofs, vectors, constructions, lines, polygons, transformations, and trigonometric ratios. Required. Prerequisite: Algebra 2. Grade typically taken: 10....

  • Precalculus Honors

    This course prepares students for calculus through mathematics with an emphasis on functions. Topics covered include,but are not limited to: polynomial, rational, trigonometric/circular functions, vectors, conic sections, parametric equations, complex numbers, and the concept of limits Required. Prerequisite: Algebra 2, Geometry. Grade typically taken: 10 or 11....

  • Calculus Honors

    This course offers an introduction into calculus and the world of advanced mathematics. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: the concept of limits, derivatives, anti-derivatives, tangent lines, and integration. Counts for CAT's requirement of at least 1 math class each year. Prerequisite: Precalculus. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Calculus AB

    This course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course. Students will learn the beginnings of differential and integral calculus. Counts for CAT's requirement of at least 1 math class each year. Prerequisite: Precalculus. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Calculus BC

    This course is designed to be equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course and the subsequent course in single-variable calculus. Students will learn differential and integral calculus, extended to different types of equations, and be introduced to sequences, and series. Counts for CAT's requirement of at least 1 math class each year. Prerequisite: Precalculus. Grade typically taken: 11 or 12....

  • AP Statistics

    This course is designed to be equivalent to a one semester, introductory course in statistics. Students will learn about patterns in data, sampling and experimentation, and probability. Counts for CAT's requirement of at least 1 math class each year. Prerequisite: Algebra II. Grade typically taken: 12....

  • Math Analysis

    In this course, students will explore discrete mathematics. A wide range of topics will be covered, from algebra to calculus. Counts for CAT's requirement of at least 1 math class each year. Prerequisite: AP Calculus BC (May be taken simultaneously). Grade typically taken: 12....

 

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