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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
Cheryl Burd Science Teacher
Tyler Deshon Science Teacher
Alexandra Easton Science Teacher/STAP II
Conor Gilbert Science Teacher
Marisa Gorczynski Science Teacher
Mark Groothuis Science Teacher
David Hall Science Teacher
Michael Contus Science Teacher
Daniel Humphreys Science/AVID Teacher
Rita Kolenic Science Department Chair
Collin MacDonald Science/Yoga Teacher
Debra Miyamoto Science Teacher
Brenda Olsen Science Teacher
Rachel Page Special Education Department Chair
Emily Price Science Teacher
Erin Rickert 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