Our science teachers have developed a broad range of courses all designed to peak the interests of students in the areas of Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science and engineering. Our courses have been developed to best match various learning styles as well as interests.
In planning your path through the 4 years of high school in the sciences, please remember that you are required to take 3 years of science with one of those years being a biology course (Fundamentals, Regular, or Honors). We highly recommend that you enroll in 4 years of science, preferably in the order of earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics.
In addition, electives such as Honors Biology, Anatomy and Physiology (a College in the Schools course - or CIS), Honors Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, and Honors Physics are courses designed to broaden the background of students who are interested in science as a possible career or field of study in college. We also offer electives in astronomy, meteorology, and ecology for those of you who enjoy the great outdoors.
Science education doesn't stop at the end of 7th hour, either. Through the science department students may participate on the Science Olympiad team, the rocket team, and/or the First Robotics team after school. All of these teams are a part of national programs and have competed in regional, state and national tournaments in the past. Check with your science teachers for more information (also in the activities section of the AVHS website).