With over 20 course options, the LASA Science Department offers choices to satisfy any interest, ranging from the study of the composition and behavior of subatomic particles to the complex relationships that connect ecosystems.
All 9th Grade students complete Pre-AP Biology and Science and Technology (aka SciTech ), a 9th Grade Signature Course.
Students enrolled in the 10th Grade are enrolled in Pre-AP Chemistry and Planet Earth, a 10th Grade Signature Course.
In the 11th Grade, students complete Physics, while in 12th Grade students are required to complete at least one Science elective though many students enroll in several depending on their interests and future ambitions.
To graduate under the Distinguished Level of Achievement Graduation Plan in Texas, students are required to earn credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and two additional science courses. In order to earn the LASA magnet endorsement, students are required to take both Chemistry and Physics, an additional science elective, and two LASA Signature Courses as outlined below:
9th Grade: Pre-AP Biology, Science and Technology (aka SciTech), 9th Grade Signature Course required for magnet endorsement)
10th Grade: Pre-AP Chemistry, Planet Earth (9th Grade Signature Course required for magnet endorsement)
11th Grade: AP Physics (Right, Left, or Whole)
12th Grade: Science Elective
ADDITIONAL COURSE OFFERINGS:
Anatomy and Physiology
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics C
AP Physics II
Bio Technology Internship
Organic Chemistry - Advanced
The Wicked Problem Project
The Wicked Problem Project II