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Welcome to the JDCHS Science Department.

JDCHS provides a rigorous education in the sciences, including Honors and AP coursework, as well as opportunities for students to expand their science education through internships, extracurricular activities, and focused electives. Our faculty consists of highly qualified science teachers who enrich their classes with hands-on, inquiry based activities and laboratory work. We are fortunate to have access to four well-equipped labs on campus, and state-of-the-art science equipment, allowing us to give students real-world skills that they can take with them to college, the workplace, and beyond.

Please use the tabs above to find information about our courses, our faculty, and our JDCHS Academy of Sciences.

Incoming freshman and interested students:

Students interested in placing into Honors Earth Science will take an hour long qualifying exam based on the ACT Science section, or submit a qualifying score from their middle school Aspire testing. Both tests focus on science skills such as the scientific method, graphing, and data analysis. Earth Science is a required freshman class. Therefore, incoming freshmen who would like to place into sophomore Honors Biology should plan to complete an approved Earth Science course prior to enrollment. Please contact Dr. Christine Celestino ( for further information or questions.