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Science Course Progression

Ballard HS Science Course Progression 23-24

Graphical Flow Chart of Science Course Progression Bio A/B Phys A/Chem A Envirn Horticulture, Botany, Oceanography, AP Envrn Science, Phy B Chem B, Chem B Chem C , Biotech Biology, Biotech Chem, AP Biology, AP Chem, Biotech Genetics


  • All 9th graders will be enrolled in  Biology A/B or Biotech Biology A/B
  • Students must complete Chem B/Chem C  in order to register for AP Chemistry

* Recommended to have completed Algebra 2A/2B before taking this course

** Counts as a science and/or CTE course

CTE Health Science Pathway

  • Requires taking 2 courses in the same pathway
    • Biotech Biology A/B
    • Biotech Genetics
    • Systems Medicine

CTE Agricultural Pathway

  • Requires taking 2 courses in the same pathway
    • Environmental Horticulture
    • AP Environmental Science
    • Oceanography

CTE Farm to Table Pathway

  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Food Science 1 & 2

CTE grad pathways are one way to meet the Grad Pathway graduation requirement.

Questions? Ask your counselor

As of January 13, 2023