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Science

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

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.

Science Department

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

CP Option B

Biology                  

Chemistry

Physics

 

Accelerated/ AP Level

Biology and Chemistry

AP Biology or AP Chemistry

AP Physics       APChemistry      

AP Physics        APChemistry          

 

Science Course Syllabi

Lab Reports

Science Textbooks Available Online

CAST Test Information and Practice

AP Summer Assignments 2018

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1