New Science Standards
California formally adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in September 2013. A guiding tenet of the NGSS is "All Standards, All Students," meaning all students will have the opportunity to experience learning in all disciplines of science, including: Life Science (Biology), Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics), Earth-Space Science, and Engineering. The state provided school districts with a variety of course models from which to choose. Helpful parent guides to the NGSS can be found here.
Course Pathways and Transition
SDUHSD has obtained UC/CSU "D" approval for Biology: The Living Earth, Chemistry: In the Earth System, Honors Chemistry: In the Earth System, and Physics: Of the Universe. The current UC/CSU admission requirement for science is two years of laboratory science; three years recommended.
We have hosted middle school parent coffees and three sets of high school parent information nights (presentation in English and Spanish). Additionally, NGSS has prepared Parent Guides to the NGSS.