In order to prepare our students for a world that is increasingly centered on information and technology, the Science Department at Moreau offers a solid science program that is both flexible and diverse.
In addition to the three core science courses of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at both the standard level and honors/AP level, we offer electives that allow students to pursue related fields. In life science, we offer Anatomy & Physiology, and Kinesiology. In physical science, we offer Engineering I, which has an emphasis on Civil Engineering, and Green Engineering, which emphasizes the implementation of “green” technologies. We also offer an Advanced Placement science program where students can take AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, and AP Physics C.
The MCHS Innovation Lab is a place where students gain experience with 21st century tools and state-of-the-art technology that is utilized at colleges like Yale and Cornell — and industry leaders like NASA.
zSpace is a virtual-reality program that allows students to compare, dissect, analyze, measure, annotate and explore more than 500 3D models.
In our Design Studio, students apply scientific principles in an environment that promotes risk-taking and invention with a particular focus on inventing with a purpose — creating processes and designing projects that will contribute to making our world a better place. This is our main Robotics Studio where we have a “playground” where robots are built and then programmed to perform certain tasks.
- MCHS requires 20 units of Science.
- UC and CSU require completion of at least two of the three following courses: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
- Additional elective courses and advanced courses are suggested for those who are interested in engineering, science, or applied science majors in college. The Admissions Office will make course recommendations for 9th graders.
- All courses in Science meet the UC “d” requirement, unless otherwise stated.
*(1 semester = 5 units)