In order to prepare our students for a world that is increasingly centered on information and technology, the Science Department at Moreau offers a solid science program that is both flexible and diverse.

In addition to the three core science courses of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, we offer electives that allow students to pursue related fields. In life science, we offer Anatomy & Physiology, and Kinesiology. In physical science, we offer Engineering I, which has an emphasis on Civil Engineering. We also offer an Advanced Placement science program where students can take AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics B.

Our students also are involved in collaborative projects with other area high schools. Working with Quakefinder this past year, Moreau students were part of a STEM project to help record electromagnetic signals when nearby earthquakes occur. Their data, which can shared with other high school students, is part of an active research project that is statewide. Learn more about this unique STEM project.

Innovation Lab

The MCHS Innovation Lab is a place where students gain experience with 21st century tools and state-of-the-art technology that is utilized at colleges like Yale and Cornell — and industry leaders like NASA.

In our Innovation Lab, we have adopted virtual holographic technology to bring learning to life through zSpace technology. zSpace is a virtual-reality program that allows students to compare, dissect, analyze, measure, annotate and explore more than 500 3D models.

Design Studio

In our Design Studio, students apply scientific principles in an environment that promotes risk-taking and invention with a particular focus on inventing with a purpose — creating processes and designing projects that will contribute to making our world a better place.

Read about science teacher Enrique Henriquez here.

Note:

  • MCHS requires 20 units of Science: 10 units in a Life Science and 10 units in a Physical Science.
  • UC and CSU require completion of at least two of the three following courses: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • Additional elective courses and advanced courses are suggested for those who are interested in engineering, science, or applied science majors in college. The Admissions Office will make course recommendations for 9th graders.
  • All courses in Science meet the UC “d” requirement, unless otherwise stated.

Department Members

Kerrie Gibson (Chair), Enrique Henriquez, Jana Klezcek, Dorothy Lubin, Austin Reaker, Jordan Romero, and Michael Tobler.

Science Courses

Graduation Requirements*
30 units

*(1 semester = 5 units)