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Science

SCHS Science Team
Tara Andersson (760) 331-6616 Chemistry
James Fieberg (760) 331-6681 Physics/Engineering, Science Department Chair
Courtney Goode (760) 331-6619 Biology
Matt Keyes (760) 331-6615 Chemistry CP and AP
Allison Magee (760) 331-6612 Biology
Don Pham (760) 331-6614 Science
Christie Trudersheim (760) 331-6619 Biology

Our Mission

Spark an interest and passion in science to become life-long problem solvers.

Our Vision

The science curriculum emphasizes the practice of wise freedom among our students through hands on inquiry. We emphasize the need for science classes to develop better thinkers in science and in life. Through application of learned knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving are stressed at a much higher level than basic rote learning of fact.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

A New Vision for Science Education

Please read the flyer for how science education is changing at SCHS and CUSD.

Science Course Sequences

College Placement (CP) Level Pathway

-CP Classes satisfy the “d” Lab Science UC/CSU requirement

-Option A is designed for students who feel Science has been difficult in the past.

-Option B is designed for students who have been successful in previous science classes with C’s or better.

-Students who meet pre-requisites can move up to AP Level the following years. (Ex. Chemistry to AP Chemistry)

 

Accelerated/AP Level Pathway

-College level classes for advanced students wishing to earn AP credit and consistently earn A grades in science classes.

-High level of rigor and pace.

-A summer pre-requisite assignment will be assigned prior to starting each AP class.

-Students complete 3 years of Science in their 9th and 10th grade years.  Biology, Chemistry, and AP Biology or AP Chemistry.

 

 

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

CP Option A

 

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Marine Science

CP Option B

Biology                 

Chemistry

Physics

Marine Science

 

Accelerated/ AP Level

Biology and Chemistry

AP Biology or AP Chemistry

AP Physics              AP Chemistry      

AP Physics                AP Chemistry          

 

Science Course Syllabi

Lab Reports

Science Textbooks Available Online

CAST Test Information and Practice

AP Summer Assignments 2019