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.
The Academic Planning Guide (APG) and the course selection videos on the BHS Academic Planning Website are great resources to use when selecting your courses. This list of courses provides the most up to date course offering information about the course number, course description, requirements, credits, and if the course is NCAA eligible. The Curriculum Essentials Document also provides good information.
To view course options, click on the "+" next to Course Catalog header below.