"Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life, and they also hold the key to meeting many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges." (Framework for NextGen Science Standards, 2012)


YHS Science

Graduation Expectations


As a YHS student, you will


  • Complete studies in Physical, Life, and Earth and Space Sciences

  • Explain and apply cross-cutting concepts of patterns, causality, and systems

  • Ask questions and construct explanations using science and engineering practices

  • Define real world problems and design engineering solutions
The Science program introduces all students to the core concepts of the physical and biological sciences. In addition, there is a preparatory sequence for those who are intending to pursue further education in science or related careers. All are laboratory courses that involve investigation and experimentation.

Science Courses
C.P. Earth and Physical Science (with Honors Challenge)
C.P. Biology (with Honors Challenge)
C.P. Chemistry
A.P. Chemistry
C.P. Environmental Science
A.P. Environmental Science
C.P. Physics
A.P. Physics