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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.

Cheryl Burd  
Tyler Deshon  
Conor Gilbert  
Marisa Gorczynski  
Mark Groothuis- Department Chair  
David Hall  
Christina Hellwig  
Daniel Humphreys  
Rita Kolenic  
Debra Miyamoto  
Brenda Olsen  
Rachel Page- Education Specialist  
Emily Price  
Erin Rickert  
Lauren Smith  
Kathleen Stough  


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