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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.

Olivia Bain
Cheryl Burd
Tyler Deshon
Conor Gilbert
Marisa Gorczynski
Mark Groothuis- Department Chair
David Hall
Daniel Humphreys
Beth Jacob
Rita Kolenic
Colleen Magaña
Brenda Olsen
Emily Price
Erin Rickert
Lauren Smith


Classes Currently Offered

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