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High School Four-Course Model


Life Science/Biology

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes:

1: Structure and Function

2: Growth and Development of Organisms

3: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms


Ecosystems: Interactions: Energy, and Dynamics

4: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

5: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

6: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

7: Social Interactions and Group Behavior


Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Trait

8: Inheritance of Traits

9: Variation of Traits


Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

10: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

11: Natural Selection

12: Adaptation and Biodiversity



Introduction to the Chemistry Course

1: Properties of Matter  

2: Structure of Matter

3: Understanding Chemical Reactions

4: Modifying Chemical Reactions

5: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer



Introduction to the Physics Course

1: Forces and Motion

2: Types of Interactions

3: Energy

4: Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation


Earth and Space Science

Introduction to the Earth and Space Science Course

1: Oil and Gas

2: Climate

3: Mountains, Valleys, and Coasts

4: Water and Farming

5: Causes and Effects of Earthquakes

6: Urban Geoscience

7: Star Stuff

8: Motion in the Universe


For more information, please visit the California Department of Education website.

Department Chair
  James Cheung Department Chair
Science Teachers
  Maureen Akunwafo Teacher
  Samaraweera Batugedara Teacher
  James Cheung Department Chair
  Clemente Godinez Teacher
  Hyginus Onwudiwe Teacher
  Olushina Oshinuga Teacher
  George Wandiko Teacher