Curriculum

The curriculum of the Jackson River Governor’s School emphasizes the connections between disciplines.

The JRGS experience begins with the junior-year College Physics or Biology courses which incorporates many aspects of these disciplines. Students gain a strong background in research by using advanced instrumentation available at DSLCC and completing rigorous laboratory experiments. Statistical analysis is an integral part of the studies. Technology, particularly as it relates to field studies and presentations is woven into the curriculum. The required mathematics course work prepares students for the rigorous study of physical science in the senior year.

The senior year curriculum includes calculus and chemistry as well as number of elective courses. Again, technology is tightly interwoven into the course of study, with emphasis on computer programming.

Junior Year
Course Name: College Credits:
Advanced Chemistry

6

Advanced Chemistry Lab

2

Statistics

3

College Algebra/Trigonometry/Analytic Geometry

6

Introduction to Scientific Research

2

Senior Year
Course Name: College Credits:
College Physics or General Biology

6

College Physics Lab or General Biology Lab

2

Calculus

10

Electives, such as:

Variable

Astronomy
Basic Computer Literacy
Computer Programming
Differential Equations
Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Engineering
Meteorology
Vector Calculus
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