Senior High Science Courses (Grades 9–12)
Sequence of Districtwide Courses*

Grade Level
9 10 11 12
Biology 1,2
Biology 1,2 Advanced
Chemistry 1,2
Chemistry 1,2 Honors
Earth Science 1,2§
Physics 1,2
Physics 1,2 Advanced
Science Research Techniques 1,2 (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)§
AP Physics I A,B†**
AP Physics II A,B
Biology 1,2 AP
Chemistry 1,2 AP†**
Environmental Science 1,2 AP
Marine Science 1,2
Physics C 1,2 AP
Physiology 1,2

 

* Pilot courses and courses approved by the Board of Education to be offered at specific sites only are also described in this section. Please note that other schools may not offer these courses without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

† This course is currently accepted by the UC as meeting its d (laboratory science) entrance requirement. However, each district high school seeking recognition by the university of this course for its students must include the course on its individual UC-approved list.

§ This course is currently accepted by the UC as meeting its g (electives) entrance requirement. However, each district high school seeking recognition by the university of this course for its students must include the course on its individual UC-approved list.

** Students who are sufficiently advanced in their mathematics and science preparation may, with the permission of the instructor and their parents, take AP Physics I A,B or Chemistry 1,2 AP in grade 10 as their first course in these subjects.