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SCIENCE-2-U 2024-2025 CLASSES AT PCLC

LOCATION:  6400 Westminster Ave. Westminster 92683. Their direct # is 714-766-4870

CALENDAR: Mandatory orientation August 20-22nd. Class instruction begins August 26th, 2024 with 1st Semester ending December 20th. Second Semester starts January 13th and ends May 15th, 2025. 

There will be no classes on the following dates:
Oct 14-18,    Nov 25 – 29,    Dec 23 – Dec 31, 2024;  Jan 1 – Jan 10,    Feb 17 – 21,    Apr 14 – Apr 25, 2025.

Pacific Coast Learning Center has a Centralized Registration System for all of its vendors. You may browse Science-2-U classes available at this campus below, click the links at the top of the page to access detailed class descriptions and textbook information, or click the blue buttons to be redirected to PCLC to see all classes available at their campus. New Students will need to apply through their website beginning in April.

*There is an annual student fee for all students taking classes at Pacific Coast Learning Center. Some charter schools allow for this fee to be added to the cost of classes rather than being paid out-of-pocket by parents. If your charter agrees, you may add the fee to your 1st purchase order to cover student fees. You may select this option when you register for classes on their website. PCLC is allowing the cost to be split between two semesters. See their site for costs and information.

ALL REGISTRATION IS FOR ONE FULL SCHOOL YEAR, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. YOU MUST NOTIFY SCIENCE-2-U dlosey@pacificcoastlc.com AND PCLC cmurray@pacificcoastlc.com IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DROP A CLASS AT ANY TIME. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH IN WHICH YOU SEND YOUR DROP NOTICE.

POs & SEMESTER PAYMENTS MUST BE REQUESTED OR MADE EACH SEMESTER. IT IS THE PARENTS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO GET THEIR POs OR MAKE THEIR PAYMENTS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF EACH SEMESTER.

ELEMENTARY CLASSES $360* PER SEMESTER

Hands on science classes for K-5th grade. The subject of study changes monthly with a mix of physical and life science courses. All supplies are provided when students are in person. We provide tried and true, interactive, hands-on, exciting science classes. Your student will catch our passion for science and alongside the hard work of education you are doing at home will be prepared for the next step in their educational journey. They learn skills such as working with lab partners, the names and proper use of scientific equipment and problem solving with the scientific method. Each class is designed to be relatable so the students can understand their lessons and build a strong foundation in science. Science taught well at a young age leads to creative, critically thinking adults. Please note that we do not accept T-K without prior approval.

*There is an annual student fee for all students taking classes at Pacific Coast Learning Center. Some charter schools allow for this fee to be added to the cost of classes rather than being paid out-of-pocket by parents. If your charter agrees, you may add the fee to your 1st purchase order to cover the student fees. You may select this option when you register for the class on their site. PCLC is allowing the cost to be split between two semesters.

K  –  2nd  Grade  10:15 am – 11:15 am

K  –  2nd  Grade  11:30 am – 12:30 pm

K  –  5th  Grade   1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

3rd – 5th Grade     9:00 am – 10:00 am

3rd – 5th Grade     10:15 am – 11:15 am

3rd – 5th Grade     11:30 am – 12:30 pm

K – 5th Grade         1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

3rd  –  5th  Grade   2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Incredible Human Body

Rocks and Minerals

The Biology of Birds

Inventors and Their Inventions

Detective Investigations

Space, The Final Frontier

The Tiny World of Microscopes

Mean, Green, Photosynthesizing Machines

**  WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING SINGLE SESSION REGISTRATIONS. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE TWO-SEMESTER COURSE **

JR HIGH CLASSES $425* PER SEMESTER

ALL JR HIGH CLASSES ARE CLEARLY LABELED AS EITHER IN-PERSON OR HYBRID..
Supplies will not be provided for online students. A supply list will be provided by your instructor prior to the first day of school.
(Physical Science is available to 8th graders and is listed under High School Classes)     

*There is an annual student fee for all students taking classes at Pacific Coast Learning Center. Some charter schools allow for this fee to be added to the cost of classes rather than being paid out-of-pocket by parents. If your charter agrees, you may add the fee to your 1st purchase order to cover the student fees. You may select this option when you register for the class on their site. PCLC is allowing the cost to be split between two semesters.

Earth Science 6-8th

This course is for older middle school students (ideally 8th grade). We will cover material in the following areas: stars and planets, the sun, asteroids, comets, meteors, The Space Program, weather, rocks and minerals, fossils, mountain formation, volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, glaciers and more! Each week will have a live lecture and hands-on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork, and tests will be completed by the student at home. A science fair project will be completed by each student at the end of the 2nd semester. Two (optional) field trips will be offered during the year. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.


TUESDAY
    10:45 am – 12:15 pm IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm HYBRID

EARTH SCIENCE

Life Science 6-8th

This course is for Jr High students (ideally 7th) and is an introductory to the life sciences. We will cover cells, genetics, mitosis/meiosis, photosynthesis, protein synthesis, respiration, the 6 kingdoms and human anatomy. Each week will have a live lecture and hands on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork and tests will be completed by the student at home. A science fair project will also be completed by each student during 2nd semester. A field trip may be offered. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.


TUESDAY   
9:00 am – 10:30 am IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  HYBRID

LIFE SCIENCE

Marine Science 6th

This course is designed for younger middle school students (6th grade). We will introduce your student to the beauty of our oceans and the organisms that live in them. We will also focus on some local creatures that live right on our beaches, including the California grunion which lays its eggs here in the sand! Some dissections and fun projects are included. Each week will have a live lecture and hands-on lab. Textbook reading, homework questions, lab paperwork, and tests will be completed by the student at home. A Shark Report will be completed by each student at the end of 2nd semester. Two (optional) field trips will be offered during the year. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

TUESDAY    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 10:45 am – 12:15 pm HYBRID

MARINE SCIENCE

HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES $450 - $500* PER SEMESTER

ALL HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES ARE IN-PERSON

*There is an annual student fee for all students taking classes at Pacific Coast Learning Center. Some charter schools allow for this fee to be added to the cost of classes rather than being paid out-of-pocket by parents. If your charter agrees, you may add the fee to your 1st purchase order to cover the student fees. You may select this option when you register for the class on their site. PCLC is allowing the cost to be split between two semesters.

Physical Science 8 - 9th $450

This course is an introduction to chemistry and physics and is open to both 8th and 9th graders. Both grades will receive the same lecture and lab but the requirements for high school credit will be more. 9th graders will be responsible for a higher level of difficulty as measured by assessments, lab reports and projects. If you plan on having your student take the the 8th grade California State Science Exam, earth and physical science topics will be on it. The class is a-g certified provided that your charter school or PSP has approved it for high school. Physical science counts as one of your two years of science with a lab in high school. A working knowledge of math through Algebra 1 is necessary for this class. Each week will include 90 minutes of lecture and hands-on lab. Each student will complete a science fair project. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

TUESDAY 10:45 am – 12:15 pm IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 10:45 am – 12:15 pm  HYBRID

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Forensic Science 9 - 12th
$450 1st SEMESTER ONLY

Forensic Science Elective (9-12th grades) is a one-semester elective (available 1st semester) which will consist of weekly lectures and labs. Students will study the science of crime scene investigation. Topics included: scene of the crime, evidence, blood splatter patterns, blood factors, forgery, autopsy, forensic entomology, botany and odontology. This course will include a focus on careers related to crime scene investigation. Class concludes with final practicum of a mock crime scene. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.
**Please note that this elective is only for one semester. This class may be taken with Health For High School in the first semester  to have a full year of science or as an independent one-semester class.**

TUESDAY 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm IN-PERSON

FORENSIC SCIENCE 

Health 9 - 12th
$450 2nd SEMESTER ONLY

This one-semester course (available 2nd semester) will cover a variety of health-related topics (emotional health, injury prevention, the life cycle, exercise and nutrition, decision-making, and everything in between) with the goal of encouraging students to think critically about their health. We will have great weekly lectures, discussion topics, class activities, and semester projects. I am sensitive to the fact that some aspects of health class are best left for parents to discuss with their student(s) at home. Hopefully, material discussed in class will spark wonderful family conversations as well! We will have at least one guest presentation from a health professional. This class is a college preparatory a-g approved elective for one semester. Health education is a high school graduation requirement in several districts in California. All state standards will be met in this course.
**Please note that this elective is only for one semester. This class may be taken with Forensic Science in the first semester to have a full year of science or as an independent one-semester class.**

TUESDAY 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm IN-PERSON

HEALTH FOR HIGH SCHOOL 

Psychology 10 - 12th $450

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. In this year-long intro course, students will gain insight into the birth of psychology, its major figures, perspectives, and most famous studies. Students will learn to evaluate psychological research, describe the anatomy and function of the brain, apply evidence-based techniques to improve study skills, and explore mental disorders and treatment. This course will also cover topics including memory, learning and cognitive development, motivation, personality theories, lifespan development, and social psychology. In the classroom, students will receive direct instruction and participate in classroom activities and discussions. At home, students will be responsible for weekly reading and assignments including projects and one paper per semester. The unit on mental disorders and treatment is always a student favorite. Students will learn how the DSM is used to diagnose mental disorders, give a PowerPoint presentation on an assigned disorder, and evaluate a movie character of their choice for diagnosis.  Supplies will be provided when students are in class.

TUESDAY 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm  IN-PERSON


PSYCHOLOGY
 

Urban & Wilderness Survival 9 - 12th $500

Come learn skills you may or may not need someday and have fun empowering yourself in the process. Scenario one: there has been a natural disaster. Your home has no access to water, electricity, or gas. Learn skills to make clean water, create warmth, find food and medical supplies and safely dispose of waste. Scenario two: you’re camping in the wilderness and get separated from your group. Now you are lost. How will you survive until help arrives? Learn clean water preparation, fire and shelter making, and identification of edible plants. Essential fishing and trapping will also be covered. A final field trip to Silverado Canyon for a day of survival training with an expert from Thomas Coyne Survival Schools is included in the cost of the class ($120 value). Field trip will be Sunday, April 13th, 2025.

THURSDAY 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm IN-PERSON

URBAN & WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Biology 9 - 10th $475

This high school general biology class fulfills one of the two years of high school science necessary for graduation. The class is a-g certified provided that your charter school or PSP has approved it. Each weekly meeting is 2 hours long and will be comprised of a lecture and a hands-on lab. There are 2-4 tests on the material we are covering monthly. There will be 2 in-class practicum tests included as well. All lab supplies are provided when students are in person.

TUESDAY 8:30 am – 10:30 am IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 8:30 am – 10:30 am  HYBRID


BIOLOGY
 

Chemistry 11 - 12th $475

This general chemistry course fulfills one of the two years of high school science necessary for graduation. This class is a-g certified provided your charter school or PSP has approved it. Topics include: The structure of an atom, elements of the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure and reactivity, mole concepts and stoichiometry, gases, solutions, acids & bases, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium, redox reactions and electrochemistry, and introduction to biochemistry and organic chemistry. Weekly lecture & hands-on labs, and tests per each chapter. All supplies are provided when students are in person.
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1

THURSDAY 8:15 am – 10:30 am IN-PERSON

THURSDAY 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm IN-PERSON

CHEMISTRY