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Science Department

Welcome to the SJHHS Science Department

At San Juan Hills High School we prepare young scientists to think critically, generate questions, and design solutions to problems using supportive evidence. All instruction is aligned with NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards and content kept relevant and current.  Classes inspire and engage students through field trips, hands on labs and many collaborative fun activities.  We strive for all students to make connections beyond the classroom and into the real world.  We offer a multitude of classes to meet all students’ needs and interest levels.

Science Department

Burd, Cheryl (949) 234-5900 ex.16306 Science Teacher
Deshon, Tyler (949) 234-5900 ex.16305 Science Teacher
Easton, Alexandra (949) 234-5900 ex.16307 Science Teacher/STAP II
Gorczynski, Marisa (949) 234-5900 ex.16304 Science Teacher
Groothuis, Mark (949) 234-5900 ex.16901 Science Teacher
Hall, David (949) 234-5900 ex.16309 Science Teacher
Hellwig, Christina (949) 234-5900 ex.16310 Science Teacher
Humphreys, Daniel (949) 234-5900 ex.16903 Science/AVID Teacher
Kolenic, Rita (949) 234-5900 ex.16302 Science Department Chair
MacDonald, Collin (949) 234-5900 ex.16902 Science/Yoga Teacher
Miyamoto, Debra (949) 234-5900 ex.16311 Science Teacher
Olsen, Brenda (949) 234-5900 ex.16308 Science Teacher
Price, Emily (949) 234-5900 ex.16301 Science Teacher
Rickert, Erin (949) 234-5900 ex.16303 Science Teacher

Classes Currently Offered

  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Marine Ecology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • Laboratory Forensics
  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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