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La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District

Science Department

The Science Department serves to provide students with a foundation in modern concepts in both the biological and physical sciences so they may be productive members of our increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced society. We offer many science courses and science electives for our students. Please refer to our course guide for course listings. The goals of science education include:

  • To develop an understanding of the main concepts, themes, and laws developed within the domains of the biological and physical sciences; an awareness of the interrelatedness of the physical and biological worlds; and an appreciation of the diversity and complexity of the natural world.
  • To develop an understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry, the scientific enterprise, scientists and how they work, the multiple methods of science, and the role of the imagination and creativity in science.
  • To develop a positive attitude toward science and an ability to use critical-thinking, questioning, analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in order to satisfy curiosity about the natural world.
  • To understand the connections between science concepts and the issues and problems of our modern technological society.
  • To develop an awareness of careers in various science disciplines.

Science Staff

Nicholas Brocka
Ext. 4504

Kristopher Franzen
Ext. 4515

Debbie Fuller

Steven Humble

Jenna Judd

Neda Kooklani

James Mulligan

April Perotti
Ext. 4451

Michael Rivera
Teacher/Department Chair
Ext. 4506

Lupe Romero

Sabrina Somers

Chad Yance