Science Department

          The Ribét Academy science department offers a variety of challenging courses in many scientific disciplines to meet the needs and interests of our students. The science department approaches science in a collaborative manner in all aspects - from curriculum planning to the implementation of hands-on, daily lessons. The science department prides itself on making science accessible to all students through the connections that can be made between the content and the real world. 


          Each class uses a variety of teaching strategies including technology-based laboratory experiments, demonstrations, visual lecture aids and discussion. Each year, selected Ribét Academy students participate in the highly competitive and prestigious AESA Science Olympiad, Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair, and subsequently the California State Science Fair.

          The Ribét Academy graduation requirement for all students in the successful completion of three years of science with laboratory components. The science department offers seven Advanced Placement courses including AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Mechanics, and AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism , that allow students to continue their explorations of science at a deeper and more challenging level.