Foundations of Science, aka FOS, is a program unique to Community High. Developed by our science teachers and the HiCe group at the University of Michigan, it integrates all the sciences, including Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology, providing the equivalent of one year of college prep.
Much of the curriculum is computer aided. Computer-modeling programs and web hunts are frequently used to teach the curriculum. Projects, instead of tests, are used to evaluate students (there are tests, just fewer than in mere mortal schools).
The FOS program is broken up into 3 classes appropriately named FOS 1, FOS 2, and FOS 3. Freshman usually take FOS 1 (Geology, Ecology and Climatology), Sophomores FOS 2 (Biochemistry and the Evolution of the Universe) and Juniors FOS 3 (Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Immunology).
We offer advanced classes in physics, chemistry, biology, and occasionally forensics. AP classes can be taken at Huron or Pioneer.
Science Classes for Spring 2006
High-Level Science Classes for Spring 2005
|Hetter, Kathe (email)||314||FOS II, FOS III|
|Hueble-Drake, Madeline (email)||317||FOS I, FOS II, Anatomy|
|Simmer, Rosie (email)||318||Physics, Algebra|
|Stern, Liz (email)||Roving||FOS I, FOS III|
|Time||Mon & Weds||Tues & Thurs|
|7:55 — 9:30||Block 1||Block 2|
|9:40 — 11:15||Block 3||Block 4|
|11:15 — 12:05||Lunch|
|12:05 — 1:40||Block 5||Block 6|
|1:50 — 3:25||Block 7||Forum|
Fridays are way too complicated.