Republic High School Science Department


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  • 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

    Courtney Dryden

    courtney.dryden@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5139

    • Biology
    • Physical Science
    • Acc. Physical Science

    Cheyenne Hill

    cheyenne.hill@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5184

    • Physical Science
    • Biology
    • Biomedical Science

    Casey House

    casey.house@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5177

    • Biology
    • Physical Science
    • Anatomy and Physiology

    Debrah Lynn

    debrah.lynn@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5294

    • Biology
    • Bio Inquiry

    Jerry Morton

    jerry.morton@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5179

    • Chemistry
    • AP Chemistry
    • Physics

    David Smashey- Department Chair

    david.smashey@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5306

    • Biology 1 Honors
    • Biology 1

    Todd Smith

    todd.smith@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5167
    • Environmental Science

    Jayme Tackett

    jayme.tackett@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5186
    • Chemistry 1
    • Acc. Physical Science

    Tim Thompson

    tim.thompson@republicschools.org
    417-732-3650 ext. 5172
    • Physican Science
    • Earth Space Science
  • 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.