Science Department course offerings give students the opportunity to learn more about the world around them and their interaction with it. Students experience a wide range of content as well as demonstrate capacity for observation, synthesis and analysis of ideas, use of equipment, and effective communication.
The most common four-year sequence from 9th through 12th grade is Geoscience, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Beginning with the class of 2023 and beyond, the Lake Oswego diploma requirements include:
- 1 credit of Earth and Space: Geoscience or AP Environmental Science
- 1 credit of Life Science: Biology
- 1 credit of Physical Science: at least one semester of Chemistry and at least one semester of Physics
Many students take more than one science course during one or more years in order to fulfill personal interests and needs. Some students may choose to take Geoscience and Biology as a Freshman.
Students who skip Geoscience will be REQUIRED to fulfill the Earth and Space Standards Requirement by taking AP Environmental Science in 11th or 12th grade.
Note: Course offerings are subject to change.