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 highly recommended.


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 31 students who took the AP exam in May 2022, 97% earned passing scores, with 74% earning 4's and 5's. The class average was 4.19. The 2022 global average was 2.73, up from 2.66 in 2021. 

As usual, SMHS students scored exceptionally well. I'm very pleased to see the percentage of 4's and 5's, especially considering your first year was distance learning with NO lab experience whatsoever. 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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