Few things in the world can provide students with as great an insight into God as creator as the study of science. Science is the exploration of the physical and biological world around us. In addition to examining God’s craftsmanship throughout our world, students strive to learn critical skills such as problem solving, experimental design, and analytical thinking. Our science program offers multiple tracks, which can be tailored to needs of the student. We offer a variety of college preparatory classes at various levels including on-level, honors, and Advanced Placement. Our Advanced Placement options include AP Computer Science Principles, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology. Regardless of level, each course includes inquiry-driven laboratory experiences and is designed to challenge each student and to develop critical thinking skills. Our teachers bring real world experience into the classroom, providing an experience beyond the textbook. Students have a unique opportunity to earn a STEM endorsement on their diplomas by taking engineering electives, which are a part of the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way Engineering Program. These courses provide students with the skills needed to enter into senior executive internships with local businesses that employ STEM in their work.

REQUIREMENTS: 4 units required – Physics, Biology, Chemistry (recommended) or Environmental Science and an additional science course
AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Computer Science are also offered

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  • AP Biology

    AP Biology is a demanding college-level course, designed to be the equivalent of a year-long Biology course taken during the first year of college.
  • AP Chemistry

    This course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year with discussion of chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, buffers, coordination complexes, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry.
  • AP Physics I

    An algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that includes topics such as Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
  • AP Physics II

    AP Physics 2 is a full-year course, equivalent to a second-semester introductory college course in physics.
  • Biology

    Biology is a survey course that focuses on the foundational principles of the Life Sciences.
  • Biology Honors

    Honors Biology is a survey course that focuses on the foundational principles of the Life Sciences, interdisciplinary study and research which exceed the breadth and depth of the on-level counterpart.
  • Chemistry

    General Chemistry is an introductory course that covers all or most of the following topics: stoichiometry, nomenclature, atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, states of matter, gas laws, equilibrium, and acid base.
  • Chemistry Honors

    In addition to the concepts covered in chemistry, honors students are expected to have a track record of science, math, and English proficiency, be self-motivated, and demonstrate a work-ethic worthy of an honors course.
  • Environmental Science

    This course provides students with a foundation of understanding and knowledge in environmental concerns such as acid rain, endangered species, invasive plants and animals, and man’s role in the environment.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

    This is a lab-oriented course that will use dissection, physiology experiments, models, computer software, cooperative grouping, and lecture to learn the structure and function of the human body.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors

    Human Anatomy and Physiology is a course in which students will study the structure and the function of the human body from both a cellular and systemic perspective. 
  • Oceanography

    Marine Science is a focused course of study in which students will recognize that the ocean is a dynamic system reflecting interactions among organisms, ecosystems, chemical cycles, and physical and geological processes, on land, in air, and in the oceans. There is an additional fee and summer trip involved with this course.
  • Physics

    Physics is a course which focuses on the study of kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, gravitation, waves and sound, light, and electricity.

STEM Courses

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  • AP Computer Science Principles

    This course aims to build student awareness of the demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills.
  • Engineering Concepts

    Engineering Concepts is the second course in the Engineering and Technology Pathway.
  • Introduction to Engineering Design

    Introduction to Engineering Design is a high school level foundation course in the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program.

Science Faculty

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