I aim to help them think logically and empathically about people and problems.

I am providing our students with opportunities to develop skills and permission to have and share opinions. I aim to help them think logically and empathically about people and problems.  Students can google science facts. I’m here for their psyche -- for their souls. I’m an adult who recognizes their worth and helps them see their God-given gifts. I want to be a safe place where they can take a risk, fail, and risk again.  They see my passion for science and that gives them permission to have passion as well.

Science Department Chair, Susan Berrend

Graduation Requirements for PacBay College Prep & Honors

High School Subject Area College Prep Diploma Requirements Honors DiplomaRequirements*
English Four years of approved courses Four years of approved courses
Mathematics Three years, must include Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II

Four Years recommended
Three years, must include Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II

Pre-calculus and AP Calculus Recommended
Social Studies Three years, must include World History, U.S. History, American Government & Economics

(Logic Required for 9th Grade)
Three years, must include World History, U.S. History, American Government & Economics

(Logic required for 9th grade)
Science Two years, must include Biology and Chemistry Three years, must included Biology and Chemistry
Bible Required each semester of attendance Required each semester of attendance
Foreign Language Two years (4 consecutive semesters of same language) Some exceptions may be granted for international students and/or students with an Individualized Learning Plan Two years (4 consecutive semesters of same language) Some exceptions may be granted for international students and/or students with an Individualized Learning Plan

(Three years recommended)
Visual and Performing Arts One year (2 consecutive semesters in single certified arts programs; Art, Music, or Drama) One year (2 consective semesters in single certified arts program: Art, Music, or Drama)
Physical Education At least 4 semesters of P.E. or Sports At least 4 semesters of P.E. or Sports
Electives Two year-long courses Four year-long courses **

 

 

 

All students are required to complete 10 hours of Community Service per semester.

* Minimum Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25 with no D's or F's

** Must complete two of the following: Pre-Calculus, Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB or BC, Spanish 3, or other offered academic electives.

Admissions Requirements for UC & CSU

High School Subject Area UC Requirements for Freshman Admission

 

 

CSU Requirements for Freshman Admission
English Four year of approved courses Four years of approved courses
Mathematics Three years, including Algebra, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra

Four Years recommended
(4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year)
Social Studies Two Years of history/social studies including one year of U.S. History or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of Civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography Two years, including one year of U.S. History or U.S. History and government and one year of other approved social studies
Science Two years (three years recommended) of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)
Foreign Language Two years in same language required

Three years recommended
Two years in same language required
Visual and Performing Arts One year of visual of performing arts chosen from the following; dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art
Physical Education    
College Preparatory Must be chosen from UC approved subject courses in "a-g" list Must be chosen from UC approved subject courses in "a-g" list