No, there has been a reduction in the number of science courses offered in the policy. The course offerings include:
- Earth and Space Science
- Physical Science
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Environmental Science
- Forensic Science
Students may also take AP Science Courses or Dual Credit science courses to meet graduation requirements.
Student enrollment data across the state did not support the continuation of 4 levels of biology (Biology, Conceptual Biology, Biology II, and AP Biology), 4 levels of Chemistry, or 4 levels of Physics.
Counties wanting to offer additional science courses may write CSOs (or use the ones currently in Policy 2520.35), have the CSOs approved by their County Boards of Education, and submit the CSOs along with their Board approval to the WVDE and request a Course Code. Courses approved on the county level may not count as one of the 3 science graduation requirements. Science graduations requirements must be in Policy 2520.3C or be an AP Science or Dual Credit science course.
See 2016-17 Course Code Manual.