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2023-2024 DHS Science Department

Science Department 2023-2024

From left to right: Mr. Jason Oakes, Ms. Janine Dolce, Ms. Dona Jo Brown (Dept. Chair), Ms. Karissa Lucas, the FALCON, Ms. Monica Isaac, Ms. Cheyenne Edwards, Ms. Melisa McAlmont, Ms. Selma Guzzarlamudi, and Ms. Brianna Usher.


The state requires three units of science to graduate. Most colleges require three or four science units including three LAB sciences. Physical Science does NOT count as a lab science. Also, the state of South Carolina requires students to take an End-of -Course Test at the conclusion of Biology I which counts 20% of the final grade. It is important that students make guidance counselors aware of their plans for post secondary schooling to aid in preparation and proper registration for courses!

  College Prep 
9th Grade - Physical Science CP
10th Grade - Biology I CP
11th Grade - Chemistry I CP or Earth Science CP
12th Grade - Marine Science CP or Earth Science CP or Anatomy and Physiology or Chemistry II H or Physics H or Forensics H or Biology II H

   HONORS/Dual Credit- EHCP
9th Grade - Physical Science Honors
10th Grade - Biology I Honors
11th Grade - Chemistry I Honors
*12th Grade - Biology 101/Intro to Microbiology or Physics H or Chemistry II H or Biology II H or Forensics H

*Students may choose to take other science courses of interest depending on personal preferences and course load.