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Science Department

Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School offers an ambitious four-year Science curriculum. Conceptual Physics is taught Freshman year with the purpose of introducing students to fundamental concepts and skills that support all scientific endeavors. Physics studies the interaction between energy and matter that underlies Cosmology, our technological society, living systems and many of our current social problems. Learning how to represent and solve problems relating to this interaction is a cognitive skill applicable to many academic areas and gives students a basis from which to succeed in Science after Freshman year. Biology with a molecular and genetic emphasis is taught Sophomore year. Chemistry is taught Junior year and Senior Science courses include an advanced Physics course for students wishing to pursue science careers in College.  All Cristo Rey graduates will possess the science skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed in required college science curriculum.