Science: 20 credits in grades 9–12
- 10 in Life Sciences, grades 9–12
- 10 in Physical Sciences, grades 9–12
The teachers in the Boulder High School Science Department deliver a relevant, engaging, comprehensive curriculum designed to increase scientific literacy and prepare students for their post-high school plans. There are many levels of science offered including academic support, advanced, and AP. These levels often go directly with the level of math that a student is in. Proper placement is important to increase the likelihood of success.
BVSD requires 10 credits each in physical and life sciences for graduation; however, most colleges require three years of science, and actually prefer four years of science for all students. In a student's junior and senior years, there are science classes ranging from semester-long electives to year-long college prep and Advanced Placement courses. Science courses offered at Boulder HS is a full list and includes Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Geology, Astronomy, Anatomy, and Environmental Sciences & Sustainability.