The Science Department provides high school students the opportunity to study a wide variety of courses in the biological, physical, and earth/space sciences. Our program provides students the opportunity to take several different science electives as well as for students to challenge themselves with higher level courses such as honors, gifted and talented, and IB. Our program consists of courses and experiences designed to allow students to develop scientific literacy and to experience empirical inquiry as a method of investigation.
Laboratory-based science courses provide students with opportunities to develop scientific reasoning and inquiry skills while providing opportunities for students to formulate testable questions, design investigations, safely use instruments, tools and materials to collect and analyze data, and discuss findings.

Courses at Kenwood 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Placement
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • Paramedical Biology
  • Physics
  • Zoology
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Chemistry
  • NGSS Earth Systems
  • NGSS Living Systems
  • NGSS Integrated Physics & Chemistry   

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to take three credits (3.0) in science. One credit must be earned in Biology. Students must also pass the Biology High School Assessment (HSA). The University System of MD and most colleges require achievement of the appropriate level of competencies and core content associated with three courses in the biological, physical, and earth/space sciences. Students should consult counselors and science instructors about their science sequence. Chemistry is a prerequisite for students that are interested in taking Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, Forensics, or any Physics course. New for the 2017 - 2018 school year, all students must still have 3 Science Credits that address all NGSS standards.

Additional Information

KHS has a Science National Honor Society for students that qualify. Students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The student must have taken or be enrolled in at least one honors or upper level science class in their freshman or sophomore year and one honors or upper level science class in their junior or senior year. Students must maintain a 3.50 across all science courses and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students must also maintain behavior that is acceptable to school guidelines.

Updated 12/4/2018