Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Studies the relationship of man to his environment; ecological principles, population dynamics, topics of current importance including air, water, and noise pollution; poisoning and toxicity, radiation, conservation and management of natural resources. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions.
High School Biology
Additional requirement for dual enrollment option:
Students may be required to have a passing score on a portion of the Virginia Placement Test (VPT), OR
one SAT score of 500 or greater OR one ACT score of 21 or greater.
Semesters Offered & Schedule Format
Academic Year Schedule:
Environmental Science (continues through Spring Semester)
Synchronous(i.e., real time instructor led) - spring semester only
Asynchronous (i.e., on demand)
VCCS Designation and College Credit
- ENV 121 General Environmental Science I: 4 Credit Hours
- ENV 122 General Environmental Science II: 4 Credit Hours
Please Note: In the Academic Year Class the dual enrollment college classes are not divided into semesters. Both dual enrollment college counterparts span the full academic year. Thus, dual enrollment credit for either college class cannot be obtained by only completing one semester of this Governor's School class. At the end of the academic year, six hours college credit will be issued for both VCCS courses. That is, a student completing only the fall semester is not eligible for any college (dual enrollment) credit.
In the Block Schedule Class both dual enrollment college counterparts concurrently span the full semester. College credit eligibility occurs only after having completed the full semester.
Ms. Julie Reimer
Course Web Sites Links
Environmental Science & Related Problems Home Page