Science and Engineering

Science and Engineering at San Diego High School

 Students studying biology

SDHS offers a broad range of science and engineering education opportunities including core classes in physics, chemistry, and biology, advanced and international-baccalaureate classes, and career-focused pathways in biomedical science and green engineering featuring internships at leading organizations.

Class options include the following:

  • Biology: The Living Earth, grade range: 9–12
  • Chemistry in the Earth System, grade range: 9–12
  • Physics of the Universe, grade range: 9–12
  • UCCI Green Up and Go: The Physics of Green Engineering, grade range 9-12
  • Honors PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences, grade 9
  • Honors PLTW Human Body Systems, grade 10
  • AP Environmental Science: grade range 10-12
  • Science Research Techniques (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics): grade range 10-12
  • AP Psychology: grade range 10-12
  • Honors PLTW Medical Interventions, grade 11
  • IB Chemistry, higher level (two year course), grades 11-12
  • IB Physics, higher level (two year course), grades 11-12
  • IB Biology, higher level (two year course), grades 11-12
  • AP Biology, grade range: 11-12
  • Honors PLTW Biomedical Innovation, grade range: 11–12
  • Honors PLTW Principles of Engineering, grade range 11-12
  • Honors PLTW Engineering Design and Development, grade range 11-12
  • UCCI Chemistry and Engineering Design: Solving Local and Global Challenges, grade range 11-12
  • UCCI Advanced English and Public Health, grade range 11-12

Course descriptions can be found in the 2023-2024 course catalogue.

SDHS science classroom MedTech Academy

Science students





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