Honors Chemistry is a first-year, lab-based chemistry course designed to prepare students for further study in chemistry at the high school or college level. Chemistry deals with concepts associated with the structure, forms, changes, availability, and uses of matter and energy. Students can expect to apply classroom content to laboratory activities requiring scientific thinking and problem solving.
The course takes a mathematical and conceptual approach to explaining the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry. Students are routinely expected to integrate mathematical equations into their conceptual understanding of chemistry. The goal of the course is to prepare students for AP chemistry or an introductory college-level chemistry course.