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Science Classes at Alameda High School

Requirements for high school graduation:

  • Two years of science with a grade of D or better in all semesters.

    Requirements for high school graduation:

    • Two years of science with a grade of D or better in all semesters.
    • One year of biology and the other year a physical science 

    Requirements for four Year colleges and universities:

    • Two years of science with a grade of C or better in all semesters
    • Competitive students for UC admission will usually have three years of lab sciences.  Many other colleges require or recommend three or more years of science
    • UC requires a minimum of two years of laboratory science; all AHS courses in biology, chemistry and physics plus AP environmental science are approved as lab sciences

    Typical Student Science Pathways

    9th Graders:

    • Biology

    10th Graders:

    • Chemistry or Physics
    • For those who do well in science: Chemistry, or Honors/AP Chemistry or Physics

    11th and 12th Graders:

    • At least one science course per year, emphasizing AP courses:  AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Environmental Science


    • Physiology: relevant for health care fields


Chemistry experiment in Mr. Joo's class


Mr. Wilson checking up on science facts?