The mission of the Science Department at Mercer Island High School is to ensure that every student is engaged
in a meaningful, appropriately challenging science curriculum that will allow the student to develop strong
science literacy. The combination of Chemistry 1/Physics 1 and Biology taken in the freshman and sophomore
years will expose students to the content areas that form the basis of science literacy and that are reflected in the state science standards and state assessment requirement. The science curriculum offers the option for four years of science study in a variety of core and advanced courses, including laboratory, field, and research experiences.
Full participation in an AP course includes an expectation that the student will take the AP examination, for
which the student will be prepared throughout the year.