Welcome to the Rio Mesa High School Science Department! We offer a wide range of science classes geared towards your meeting the Oxnard Union High School District’s graduation requirements as well as the University of California’s “a-g” entrance requirements. You will have countless opportunities to explore hands-on science through experimentation, research, and the use of new technologies in all your science classes. The Science Department is proud to be part of Rio Mesa’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, currently offering one level of IB Chemistry to our juniors and seniors.
As a freshman at Rio Mesa, you’ll be able to choose between Earth and Space Science CP or Honors. Most students also take Health in their freshmen year.
Sophomores choose between Biology Lab (college prep), Biology Lab Honors and Biology- Advanced Placement (AP). Robotics is also available to sophomores, juniors and seniors as an elective.
Juniors and seniors have many choices: Chem Study (college prep), IB Chemistry HLA, IB Chemistry HLB (Seniors only), IB Environmental Science, Marine Biology (CP), Physiology (CP), and integrated Physics and Chemistry.
We invite you to email our teachers if you have any questions about the science courses we offer!
Earth & Space Science CP and Honors
Health CP and AVID
Biology CP, Honors, AP, AVID, and MERIT
Chemistry CP and IB HL
Integrated Physics & Chemistry
Ib Environmental Systems