A good science background is essential in our technology-oriented society and workplace. Based on the Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, the content of our science classes includes the essential skills and knowledge students will need to be scientifically literate citizens in the twenty-first century. Students have the opportunity to learn science by receiving direct instruction, by reading textbooks and supplemental materials, by solving standards-based problems, and by doing laboratory investigations and experiments. Students are encouraged to take a science class each year, not only to enhance future college admissions, but also to gain a better understanding of the world around them. AP (Advanced Placement) courses are based on standards established by College Board through the Advanced Placement Program.
|Alleyne-Levy, Dara||ex.5846||Science, Department Lead|
|Curley, Debbie||(408) 522-2500 ex.5822||Science|
For a list of Science Courses with descriptions please see the Course Selection Guide.
|AP Biology||10||11-12||d||Understanding of the basics of both Biology and Chemistry to be successful|
|Chemistry||10||10-12||d||Biology and Algebra 1|
|Chemistry Honors||10||10-12||d||Biology and Geometry|
|AP Chemistry||10||11-12||d||Chemistry and Algebra 2|
|AP Environmental Science||10||10-12||d||Biology, Chemistry and Algebra 1|
|Physics||10||10-12||d||Biology and Algebra 1|
|Physics Honors||10||10-12||d||Biology and Algebra 2|
|Physiology||10||11-12||d||Biology and Chemistry|
|AP Physics||20 (10 math, 10 science)||11-12||c (10 units)
d (10 units)
|Physics Honors and Precalculus|
High School Graduation Requirements
There is a two-year requirement for graduation. One year must be a physical science and the other a life science; Environmental Science may be used to satisfy either year.
d. Laboratory Science – 2 year required, 3 years recommended.
A student must earn 20 credits and a grade of "C" or higher in approved laboratory science courses.