Science Course Profiles

To graduate from CCA, all students must earn a passing grade in ten credits of a Life Science and ten credits of a Physical Science.  To apply to most four-year colleges, students must earn a "C" or higher in at least two laboratory sciences.  Please note prerequisites and department recommendations for all science courses.
To view Course Profiles for all Science department courses listed below, please click here.

Science Courses:
  • Earth & Space (not a UC-approved laboratory science)
  • Biology: In the Living Earth
  • AP Biology
  • Chemistry: In the Earth Systems
  • Honors Chemistry: In the Earth Systems
  • AP Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • AP Physics C: EM
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • AP Environmental Science
Science Electives:
  • Research Methods (QUEST Tier 1; Eligible as a Practical Art)
  • Applied Sciences (QUEST Tier 2)
  • Research Internship (QUEST Tier 3) 
Not sure if you should take AP?  Read the course profiles carefully.