High School Science



    Three-Course Model
    LAUSD is in full implementation of the 3-Course Model from the California Science Framework 2017 for High Science Instruction.  Use this link to access the Inter-Office Correspondence regarding the Implementation of High School Next Generation Science Standards Courses.
     The 3-Course Model as presented by the California Science Framework - Chapter Seven consists of:
     Biology of Living Earth Integrating Biology and Earth Science
    Chemistry in the Earth System Integrating Chemistry and Earth Science
    Physics Of The Universe Integrating Physics and Earth Science
    The rigor and expectations of the three-dimensional learning of NGSS for each grade band endpoint are well-defined. It is of great importance that teachers use the progression document as they are planning their instruction.
    The order of the listed courses does not reflect an LAUSD recommendation for sequencing the three courses. It reflects the order of the 3 courses listed in Chapter 7 of the CA Framework.
    Teachers are encouraged to attend professional development offered by their local districts and the Division of Instruction. Each Region has its own network of support for science instruction. Professional development opportunities for teachers are currently available and ongoing. For more information, contact your regional staff.
    A High School Science Schoology Group is available for teachers to interact and share resources and best practices. Please contact Ayham Dahi at ayham.dahi@lausd.net to get the access code. The Schoology Group also houses the LAUSD interim assessment which you may assign to your students in Schoology.
    Please click the link below to view the "D" and "G" high school Science course descriptions: