Correct, I don't think many schools "require" four years of science, but selective schools prefer it.
I'll work backwards
For example, from Carnegie Mellon Bachelor in Computer Science page undergraduate requirements,
"Courses meeting the lab requirement include:
02-261: Quantitative Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
03-124: Modern Biology Laboratory (coreq 03-121)
09-101: Introduction to Experimental Chemistry (this 3 unit lab together with 09-105, Introduction to Modern Chemistry, satisfies the lab requirement)
09-221: Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis
27-100: Engineering the Materials of the Future
33-104: Experimental Physics
42-203: Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (crosslisted with 03-206)
85-310: Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology
85-314: Cognitive Neuroscience Research Methods
02-223: Personalized Medicine: Understanding Your Own Genome
02-250: Introduction to Computational Biology (or 02-251 + 02-252)
02-261: Quantitative Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (also meets the lab requirement)" http://www.csd.cs.cm...te/requirements
So since my current 8th grader prefers Physics and Chemistry, I'll get in the four years of lab science for his case by doing dual enrollment in physics and chemistry. My kid won't mind a computational biology course too as long as there is no biology prerequisite. He intend to take the SAT Biology subject test though.
AP Computer Science A (Edhesive) light load balanced AoPS calculus heavier load for my kid last year. The AP Computer Science A and AP Calculus BC exams fall on the same day for May 2018 though so luckily he is done with those two.
We found doing AP Physics C (PAH) after AP Calculus BC just nice. Would your daughter mind doing AP Computer Science A with biology for 9th, AP Chemistry for 10th and AP Physics C (both exams) for 11th and dual enrollment Science for 12th?
We paired AP Calculus BC with AP Computer Science A
AP Chem and AP Physics with either MVC or Linear Algebra, and self study for AP Statistics
Then it would be dual enrollment all the way for maths and sciences, My current 7th grader likes things more spread out so would be on a different sequence but too early to decide.
Edited by Arcadia, 11 September 2017 - 04:51 PM.