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Science Department

Graduation Requirements
Serra students are required to take four credits in science. Students must take the basic classes of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Instructors

                     Ms. Stefanie Corcoran                Ms. Cara DeSalvo                      Mr. Kevin Barry                        Mr. Anthony Corso 
                     412-751-2021 ext. 108            412-751-2021 ext. 132            412-751-2020 ext. 322           412-751-2021 ext. 313 
                     corcorans@serrahs.org              desalvoc@serrahs.org               barryk@serrahs.org                  corsoa@serrahs.org 
                                                                    Ms. DeSalvo's Website          

Course Offerings

 

 Level 1

 Level 3

 Level 5

9th Grade 

 Biology 

 Biology 

Biology 

10th Grade 

Chemistry

Chemistry

 Chemistry 

11th Grade 

Physics

Physics

Physics 

12th Grade 

Elective

Elective

Elective

Electives Offered

Course 

Grades Offered 

Level 

Anatomy & Physiology*

11 - 12 

 Level 5/7 

Advanced Biology*

11 - 12 

 Level 7

Forensic Science 

10 - 12 

 Level 3/5

 Advanced Physics*

11 - 12 

 Level 7

Advanced Chemistry* 

 11 - 12  

 Level 3/5

*Denotes classes that are available for "College in High School" credit

Organizations & Activities
Science National Honor Society - Offered to students with an average of 90% or higher in their science class 
J.E.T.S. Junior Engineering Technical Society – Students meet during activities period and successfully participate in yearly academic competitions

Academic Competitions
Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science - Regional Competition Oral presentations of students’ projects in various locations in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Regional Science Fair - Students volunteer for this science fair at Heinz Field with a display of their projects
Westinghouse Honors Institute - Students chosen to participate attend a series of lectures and complete an exam for a chance to win monetary awards
Southwestern Pennsylvania Science Bowl - Students compete with teams from other area high schools in answering questions about science and mathematics