• Science is a dynamic process by which we continually refine our understanding of the natural world and universe.  The goal of the Yorkville High School Science Department is to foster student growth as science-literate citizens able to critically analyze scientific research and data to reach educated decisions in this complex technological society. We believe that our students need to acquire scientific reasoning and thinking skills in order to understand the process of science and science related issues.

    The science curriculum is based on national and state standards and designed to meet our departmental goals.  The curriculum offers a diverse course of study in all major disciplines of science.  Students must take two credits of science to meet graduation requirements.  Biology is required, and the next sequential course or chosen elective.  It is important for students to properly prepare for additional elective science courses by successfully completing freshman and sophomore level coursework before enrolling in more challenging courses.  Successful completion of the introductory courses with a C or better is recommendation for most science electives.  Because colleges expect students to have a comprehensive background in all areas of study, we offer a variety of elective courses in the earth, physical, and life science realm.  Students who plan to pursue science related courses of study and science related careers should plan wisely to make the most of the opportunities available to them.

    Honors and advanced level courses are taught at an accelerated pace and require a strong work ethic, deep interest in the subject matter, and high level of responsibility.  The Science Department has developed criteria and prerequisites for each honors and advanced level course.  In order for students to be eligible to enroll in these courses, they must meet the listed criteria.


    Science Courses

    • Biology
    • Biology Honors
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry Honors
    • Physics
    • Advanced Biology
    • Earth Science
    • Ecology & Field Biology
    • Bio-Med
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • Forensic Science
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics I
    • AP Environmental Science
    • Geology GLG 100 & 101 
    • Astronomy AST 100