Students gain greater knowledge of their physical and biological environments, as well as the specific processes of and approaches to the different scientific subject areas. In addition to covering content knowledge, science courses help students to think logically and creatively. Science courses also strengthen problem solving and observational skills, as well as analytical reasoning. All core courses require extensive laboratory work wherein students become adept in their use of computers for data collection and analysis.
In order to graduate, students are required to take three years of science classes, though many take more. Ninth graders take Physics, tenth graders take Chemistry, and eleventh graders take either Honors Biology or AP Biology. Juniors and seniors may continue their studies by taking AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, or other science electives. In recent years these electives have included Issues in Science, Astronomy, Animal Behavior, Oceanography, Marine Biology, and STEM Research.