"A person's mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions."

(Oliver Wendell Holmes - Supreme Court Justice)


Required Courses (3 years)
Freshman Year - Conceptual Physics
Sophomore Year -Chemistry 
Junior Year - Biology, AP Biology, or AP Environmental Science 

Elective Courses
AP Physics 1 (9th Grade)

AP Biology (11th Grade)
AP Environmental Science (11th Grade)
AP Chemistry (12th Grade)
Physiology (12th Grade

The Science Department and courses offered at Steele Canyon are unique. Our facilities are perfect for inquiry-based, laboratory instruction, which are the backbone of our programs. Students collect data during lab activities using some of the very same state-of-the-art equipment that college students and researchers currently use. Using inquiry as well as the 5E Model (Excite, Explore, Explain, Expand, Express) we strive to provide an engaging experience for our students.

Three years of science are required for graduation at Steele Canyon. All freshman will begin their science adventure by taking physics--which is really quite fun. Our introductory physics course will be algebra-based. After building a foundation of broad concepts in physics, students move into chemistry and apply these concepts to atomic interaction. After chemistry, students have the background to understand the most complex science, Biology.

Science Courses

Steele Canyon High School, A California Charter School 

12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 


AP Fax: (619) 660-7198 
Finance Fax: (619) 660-7002 
Registrar Fax: (619) 660-7197 

9th & 11th: 619-660-3532

10th & 12th: 619-660-3531
Call one hour in advance for an 

off-campus pass: (619) 660-3533

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