The WORLD CLASS Hinkley Science Department is dedicated to ensuring that students learn to think critically and solve problems. We use inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum to ensure that students use their brains to connect in-class learning to real-life experiences. All of our freshmen take Physics to create a solid foundation in fundamental, observable science as well as build mathematical reasoning, computation, and graphing skills. Sophomores take Chemistry, where they learn about the world that is too small to see and make connections between macroscopic and nanoscopic properties of materials as well as using symbols to represent scientific phenomena. Finally, in their Junior and Senior years, our students make the choice between Biology, the study of life, IB Biology or IB Chemistry, or Senior Physics. Graduating seniors are able to explain and represent the world around them in a variety of ways, ask good questions, and design inquiries to answer questions of their own.
In addition, our department sponsors the IB LIGHTS Health Sciences Academy, wherein students take classes in the biomedical sciences as an early preparation for a future career in health professions. Our LIGHTS kids also get to participate in extracurricular activities and field trips to explore their future options.
|Dina Abu-Hilalemail@example.com||303-326-3576||IB Chemistry SL,
|Tim Billman||TEBILLMAN@aps.k12.co.us||303-326-2318||Chemistry, Sheltered Chemistry|
|Lee Gillilandfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-326-3242||IB Biology SL1, IB Biology HL2|
|Sean Haggerty||SWHAGGERTY@aps.k12.co.us||303-326-4623||Sheltered Physics, Physics 9|
|Sarah Lebsack - Department Chairemail@example.com||303-326-4529||MYP Chemistry|
|Emma McCourt||EJMCCOURT@aps.k12.co.us||303-326-3272||Biology, Physics 2|
|John Miller -|
Asst. Dept. Chair
|firstname.lastname@example.org||303-326-3540||Physics 9, MYP Physics 9|
|Susan Mumford-Hartleyemail@example.com||303-326-4863||Human Body,
|Elena Oserowfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-326-4581||Principles of Bio Med, Chemistry|
|Jennifer Van Gundyemail@example.com||303-326-4445||MYP Physics, Biomedical Interventions|
|Amy Vofirstname.lastname@example.org||303-326-3256||IB Biology HL1, IB Biology SL2|