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Science - The green Skyline Spartan Helmet logo with the word "Science" curving around its plume.Scientific literacy is critical for life beyond the classroom and as such is crucial to the science curriculum at Skyline High School. In our courses, students will apply skills and ideas, learning in class through investigations, real-world applications, and laboratory experiments. We challenge students to follow processes that focus on curiosity and inquiry. Teachers guide students through these processes. The skills gained are invaluable to continued learning in science, other academic disciplines, and their everyday life.

 

 

Science Instructional Flow Chart

 

2024-2025 High School Science Instructional Flow Chart

 

Please refer to your High School Course Catalog for detailed course descriptions
Careful consideration of Learning Recommendations is critical to science placement.
A student's math abilities are closely connected to success in science
The Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) is administered junior year.
The WCAS assesses Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth & Space Science Standards.
 
         
    Chemistry Lab Methods
SCI125
Semester Course
Minimum concurrently with Algebra 1
 and  Physics Lab Methods
SCI126
Semester Course
Minimum concurrently with Algebra 1
   
         
 
    Biology
SC200A/B
Minimum concurrently with Algebra 1
    Chemistry
SC300A/B
Minimum concurrently with Geometry
    Physics
SC225A/B
Minimum concurrently with Algebra 2
   
 
    Science of Forensics
SC348A/B
Minimum concurrently with Algebra 1
    Environmental Systems
SC240A/B
Minimum concurrently with Geometry
    Astronomy
SCI227/228
Minimum concurrently with Geometry
   
 
 

International Baccalaureate Science Courses

Courses marked with an asterisk * are year 2 of a 2 year sequence.
They must be taken after year 1. IB testing occurs at the end of the 2nd year of an HL Course.

 

   
Life Sciences
   
Earth & Space Sciences
   
Physical Sciences
   
 
    IB Exercise Science SL
SC682A/B
Grades 11-12
    IB Environmental
Systems & Society SL

SC680A/B
Grades 11-12
    IB Chemistry SL
SC660A/B

Grades 11-12
   
 
                               
  IB Biology HL 1
SC650A/B
Year 1 of 2
Grades 11-12
  IB Biology HL 2*
SC655A/B
Year 2 of 2
Grade 12
        IB Physics HL 1
SC670A/B
Year 1 of 2
Grades 11-12
  IB Physics HL 2*
SC675A/B
Year 2 of 2
Grade 12
 
                               
 

CTE COURSES THAT QUALIFY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE EQUIVALENCY

 

  Introduction to
Sports Medicine

IN500A/B
Grades 9-12
  Advanced Sports
Medicine - Evaluation

IN505A/B (not offered 2023-24)
Grades 10-12
Offered every other year
  Advanced Sports
Medicine - Rehabilitation

IN510A/B
Grades 10-12
Offered every other year
  IB Computer Science SL
CO650A/B
Grades 11-12
  IB Computer Science HL
CO651A/B
Grade 12