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Cheung, Bruce (408) 366-7388 ex.4818 Science Teacher
DeMuth, Larry (408) 366-7388 ex.4825 Science Teacher
DesJardin, Susan (408) 366-7388 ex.4884 Science Teacher
Hannigan, Terri (408) 366-7388 ex.4877 Science Teacher/Science Department Lead
Mitchell, Kenji (408) 366-7388 ex.4834 Science Teacher
Ripp, Amy (408) 366-7388 ex.4929 Science Teacher
Southerd, Samantha (408) 366-7388 ex.4934 Science Teacher/AVID
Stavis, Daniel (408) 366-7388 ex.4831 Science Teacher/Tino STEM
Steemers, Hugo (408) 366-7388 ex.4861 Science Teacher
Su, Angela (650) 949-6121 Health Career Pathways / Foothill College Teacher
Ujifusa, Allannah (408) 366-7388 ex.4885 Science Teacher
Williams, Charles (408) 366-7388 ex.4836 Science Teacher/Robotics

Courses & Recommendations for Advancement

To take this course... We recommend you have the following...
Biology Passing grade in eighth grade science
Chemistry
  • C or better in Biology
  • C or better in Algebra 1
  • Current science teacher recommendation
Chemistry Honors
  • B or better in Biology
  • B or better in Geometry or Geometry Enriched
  • Current science teacher recommendation
Environmental Science None
Physics
  • C or better in Biology or Chemistry
  • C or better in Algebra 1
  • Current science teacher recommendation
Physics Honors 
  • B or better in Chemistry or C or better in Chemistry Honors
  • C or better in Algebra 2
Physiology
  • C or better in Biology
  • C or better in Chemistry
AP Biology
  • B or better in Biology
  • B or better in Chemistry Honors
  • B or better in Algebra 2
AP Chemistry
  • B or better in Chemistry Honors
  • B or better in Algebra 2
AP Environmental Science
  • B or better in Biology
  • B or better in Chemistry or Chemistry Honors
  • B or better in Algebra 1
AP Physics C: Mech/E&M
  • B or better in Physics Honors or Physics
  • B or better in Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Concurrent enrollment in or successful completion of AP Calculus AB or BC (BC is preferred)

High School Graduation & College Entrance Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

There is a two-year requirement for graduation. One year must be from the area of physical science and the other from life science. Note: Environmental Science may be used for either year of the high school science requirement.  

College Entrance Requirements 

d. Laboratory Science – 2 years required, 3 years recommended

Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have biology, chemistry or physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement, as may the final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects (Quoted from the University of California).  NOTE: The above description means that Environmental Science does not meet the laboratory science requirement. It does count as a college prep elective (category “g”).