The Jesuit High School science department believes that to become informed citizens and leaders in the world everyone should have a basic understanding of science. The world is increasingly dependent on scientific knowledge and technology which makes an education in science essential. The science department hopes that all of our students will gain a better understanding of current events, new technology, and healthy decision making through our science curriculum.
The science department believes the best way to learn science is by doing science. Our courses emphasize hands on engaging activities. Our students learn scientific practices, engineering design, and inquiry in a curriculum aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. We strive to make our students more inquisitive and proficient in the scientific method. We want our students to learn to think critically and to solve problems collaboratively. We hope our students develop skills that will be used whether or not they pursue higher education or careers in science.
Scope and Sequence
The science department offers various courses depending on a student’s ability level. The XL and AP courses are aimed at students who benefit from courses that go at a faster pace and cover more material than the regular courses.
Ms. Becker holds a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.Ed (with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in Science) from the University of Missouri. Amy spent the last 8 years teaching Physics and Chemistry in Catholic high schools, most recently at Marist Catholic High School in Eugene, Oregon, and has been involved in student retreats, Track and Field, and the National Honor Society.
Is beginning his 35th year at Jesuit High School and his 39th year of coaching football. This year he is teaching 5 periods of freshmen biology. He is married with 5 children and seven grandchildren. He has had three boys graduate from Jesuit.
Earned both a BS in Biology and a Teaching Credential from California State University of Sacramento.
A graduate of Loretto High School, Emily has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Education and Credential in Life Science from USF. For the past 4 years, Emily has been teaching Science at St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School and working with their Robotics program.