The high school science curriculum is determined by the Minnesota State approved science standards. As students move through high school, 9th gr covers Physical Science (physics and chemistry) and 10th gr covers Biology. After that, students are required to take 1 semester of chemistry or physics. We offer multiple classes that satisfy the chemistry requirement. Students are also required to take one additional science elective credit. We offer a range of electives such as Forensic Science I & II, Human Biology, Environmental Biology, Chemistry, and CIS Life Science Chemistry.9th gr text: Physical Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, copyright 201310th gr text: Modern Biology, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, copyright 2009
Mr. Ryan Saulsbury
While attending Vermilion Community College, located in Ely Minnesota, Mr. Saulsbury earned his Associates in Arts degree. From there he transferred to Bemidji State University and earned his Bachelors degree in Science Education. Mr. Saulsbury holds a teaching licensure for Life Science grades 7-12, and Science grades 5-9. Mr. Saulsbury has also attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney (on-line program) and completed course work towards a masters degree in Biology. Grade levels taught include sixth through college. Courses previously taught at the Middle Level include: Study Skills, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science. Currently, at the high school courses taught include: Physical Science 9th grade, Forensic Science, Aquatic Biology, Human Biology, and various College in the Schools courses (CIS) including Environmental Biology (HS and College level) and Concepts of Biology (HS and College level).