~ OPHS Science Department ~

Select names to visit teacher websites:

L to R: Ken Jones (Physics AP/CP, Engineering), David Sloan (Chemistry AP/H and Engineering), Winnie Litten (Dept. Chair, Biology AP/H, FOS), Ellen Chevalier (now OPUSD Lead TOSA) photo coming soon including Tess Kokiousis (AP Environmental Sci., Chemistry CP, FOS), Troy Labnow (FOS) Yukako Kawakatsu (Anatomy & Physiology, Biology CP, FOS), Sharon Stutz (Biology CP ), and Zaloa Goiri Virto (Chemistry CP/F)

OPHS Science Department Vision

Each and every student will graduate from high school scientifically and ecologically literate.

OPHS Science Department Mission

This will be realized through rigorous and engaging science education that cultivates creative, analytical, problem solvers who appreciate the beauty and wonder of science; possess knowledge of science and engineering that enables them to engage in public discussions on related issues; be critical consumers of scientific information related to their everyday lives; and are inclined to continue to learn about science.


(CP) College Preparatory: Designed for students planning on attending college, but not majoring in a science field.

(H) Honors: Designed for students planning to major in science or are interested in a more rigorous study.

(AP) Advanced Placement: Designed for students to pass the A.P. exam with a 3 or higher in order to receive college credit for the course.

OPHS Science Flow Chart
Math and Science Sequence OPHS