Republic High School Science Department

Science Department

  • Science Department Overview

    Our students will have multiple opportunities to explore the inquiry process in various scientific disciplines throughout their K-12 education within the Republic R-III School District.
     
    “There is no doubt that science – and, therefore, science education – is central to the lives of all Americans. Never before has our world been so complex and science knowledge so critical to making sense of it all. When comprehending current events, choosing and using technology, or making informed decisions about one’s healthcare, science understanding is key. Science is also at the heart of the United States’ ability to continue to innovate, lead, and create the jobs of the future. All students – whether they become technicians in a hospital, workers in a high tech manufacturing facility or Ph.D. researchers – must have a solid K-12 science education.” ~NGSS Executive Summary Introductory Paragraph 
     

    Teacher Information

     

    TEACHERS

    CONTACTS

    COURSES

    PICTURE

     

     

    • Biological Inquiry
     

    Courtney Dryden

    courtney.dryden@republicschools.or

    • Biology
    • Biological Inquiry
    COURTNEY DRYDEN

    Tesa Farran

    tesa.farran@republicschools.org

    • AP Physics
    • Physical Science
    TESA FARRAN

    Jade Henigman

    jade.henigman@republicschools.org

    • Biology
    • Principles of Biomedical Science
     

    Hunter Lukenbill

    hunter.lukenbill@republicschools.org

    • Environmental/Forensic Science
    • Physical Science
     

    Jerry Morton

    jerry.morton@republicschools.org

    • Chemistry 1
    • Physical Science
     JERRY MORTON

    David Smashey

    david.smashey@republicschools.org

    • Biology 
    DAVID SMASHEY

    Jeff Strider

    jeff.strider@republicschools.org
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • AP Biology
    • Biology
    • Human Body Systems
    JEFF STRIDER

    Jayme Tackett

    jayme.tackett@republicschools.org
    • Chemistry 1 & 2
    • Physical Science
    JAYME TACKETT

    Tim Thompson

    timothy.thompson@republicschools.org
    • Earth Space Science
    • Physical Science
    TIMOTHY THOMPSON

    Katrina Townsend

    katrina.townsend@republicschools.org
    • Biology
     

     

  • Specific Course Information

    Graduation Requirements: Physical Science, Biology 1, and 1 additional unit of science are required for graduation.

     

     

    Prerequisites: 

    Accelerated Physical Science- C or higher in both semesters of Algebra I in the 8th grade.

     

    Biology I (H)- C or higher in both semesters of Accelerated Physical Science or B or higher in both semesters of Physical Science.

     

    Chemistry I (H)-C or higher in both semesters of Accelerated Physical Science or B or higher in both semesters of Physical Science; C or higher in both semesters of Algebra I; Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II OR advanced/proficient status on teh Algebra I EOC is strongly recommended.

     

    AP Chemistry (H)- B or higher in both semesters of Chemistry I.

     

    Physics (H)- C or higher in both semesters of Geometry (H) and Algebra II (H) or B or higher in Geometry and Algebra II.  Concurrent Enrollment in Pre-Calculus is strongly recommended.

     

    AP Biology (H)- B or higher in both semesters of Biology I Honors or A in both semesters of Biology I; B or higher in both semesters of Chemistry I.

     

    Anatomy and Physiology (H)- C or higher in both semesters of Biology I (H), or B or higher in both semesters of Biology I and C or better in Chemistry.