• Science


    The Science Department at Vista Murrieta High School is committed to providing each student with the best science education possible.  Our goal is to create an environment that encourages academic excellence for all students and a lifelong interest and literacy in the sciences through a variety of strategies including inquiry labs, use of technology and ongoing experiments. Our philosophy is to encourage ALL of our students to take as many higher-level Science courses as possible in order to reach scientific literacy.  Using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as a guide, we provide a variety of educational opportunities and experiences in each of our courses that will allow every student to achieve their academic potential with high expectations. Courses that are offered include College Prep Biology, Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, College Prep Chemistry, Marine Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Biomedical Science, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, College Prep Physics, and AP Physics.  We also offer Dual Enrollment courses in College Biology, and College Chemistry.  We are privileged to have a group of teachers with multiple areas of expertise who are highly qualified to teach such a variety of courses.  We look forward to our involvement in each student's science and academic success at Vista Murrieta High School as they prepare for graduation and beyond.

    Donations Program

    The science staff at Vista Murrieta High School is committed to maintaining a state-of-the-art science experience for all of our students.  We have implemented a voluntary lab fee donation program in order to preserve the high quality of programs and classes that our students currently benefit from.  The donation program is needed in order to perform more in depth and meaningful labs, and to lower the number of students in each lab group.  Please know that every penny of the donation will go towards the students and the labs that they will be able to do this year and will greatly enhance their laboratory experience.  Moreover, if the donation is not paid, the students will still be able to participate in all labs and it will not have an adverse effect on their grade.  Most important, we would like to thank the parents that have donated to our program; both present and past.  Without your help and generous contribution, we would not be able to maintain the high level of science instruction currently offered to your students . . . again, THANK YOU! 

    Next Generation Science Standards Link: Click Here 

    COURSES and TEACHERS 2023/24

    College Prep Biology (CP Biology)
    Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science
    Chemistry, AP Chemistry and College Chemistry

    Marine Biology

    Anatomy and/or Advanced Biomedical Science
    Physics and AP Physics
    Earth Science


    AP Biology and College Biology

Last Modified on August 2, 2023