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Science

The Science Program at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School provides students with a method of acquiring, organizing, analyzing, and explaining scientific data. The purpose of the program is to foster in students knowledge of and respect for the order and beauty of creation, an awareness of the forces that shape our physical and biological world, and a sense of personal responsibility for the direction science and technology will take in the course of their lives.

Department Mission Statement:
"Faced with the sacredness of life and of the human person, 
and before the marvels of the universe, wonder is the only appropriate attitude.”  – Saint John Paul II
 

Members of the Saint John Paul the Great Science Department are committed to fostering in students the wonder inherent in science while teaching them to reason rigorously and logically to attain relevant truths about the physical world and about man while maintaining the unity between faith and reason, thus respecting:

  • the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church
  • scientific and philosophical principles •
  • the natural moral law
  • the dignity of the human person
  • the common good of man
  • the good of the order and beauty of creation
  • and a sense of personal responsibility for the direction science and technology will take in the course of their lives.
 
Graduation Requirements for Science:
3 credits are required for graduation.

 

Required Courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
 

Elective Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I H
  • Anatomy and Physiology II H
  • Microbiology H
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Physics C
  • Introduction to Engineering