Chemistry 1-2

Description:   Chemistry at San Marino High School is a college-preparatory course designed to introduce the student to chemical principles and phenomena. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 is required.


Text: Chemistry, Concepts and Critical Thinking, Seventh Edition, Corwin, Prentice Hall, 2014.

Chemistry AP

Description:   Chemistry AP is a second year class.  It is a college-level course designed to teach the concepts covered in the AP course outline and prepare the students to pass the AP exam. The lab focus is guided inquiry experiments where the students design their own procedures to solve problems.  Math Analysis is required.


Text: General Chemistry, Tenth Edition, Ebbing & Gammon, McGraw Hill, 2013.


Of the 58 students who took the AP exam in May/June 2021, 97% earned passing scores, with 84% earning 4's and 5's. Our class average was 4.28. The 2021 National average was 2.66, down from 2.76 last year. 

As usual, SMHS students scored exceptionally well. I'm very pleased to see the percentage of 4's and 5's increase over last year, especially considering my inability to share the majority of the secure documents in my collection due to distance learning. As always there were a few surprise scores, a few higher and a few lower than expected. Congratulations Titans! Outstanding results.

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