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 Science Department

The science journey of a four-year student at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts begins with a full year of biology in ninth grade.  This required course prepares students to take the Pennsylvania Biology Keystone Exam at the end of the school year.  Both the college-preparatory sections and the honors sections will also include regular laboratory work and lessons designed to prepare students to take more advanced science courses at the high-school and college level.

After a full year of biology, students take a challenging full-year course in chemistry, followed by the student’s choice of physics, environmental science, or anatomy and physiology in their eleventh and twelfth grade years.

In all of the full-year science courses, the focus is on hands-on laboratory work, real-world applications, and solid preparation for college-level science courses.  Integration of the arts in the science curriculum is strongly favored by our science faculty, as creativity and original thought are key components of successful scientific inquiry.

Science Faculty