Science

Michele ScheerleDepartment Lead: Michaele Scheerle
Room: 502
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 717
Email: scheerlem@pvpusd.net

Michaele Scheerle is a Southern California native and has been teaching at PVHS since 2008. She is passionate about education and enjoys working with students. Prior to PVHS she taught at La Serna High School for four years. Michaele is an alumnus of Cal State Long Beach where she received her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Single Subject Credential in chemistry, and Master’s degree in Educational Technology. During her undergraduate work, she completed a 7 month study abroad program at the University of Wollogong located in New South Wales, Australia. In her free time Michaele enjoys traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding, paddle boarding, and triathalon.

The Science department at PVHS consists of 11 outstanding teachers committed to engaging students with science and teaching the necessary 21st century skills that will make them college and career ready. The science curriculum offered at PVHS has a little something for everyone. Here at PVHS we are proud to offer a selection of courses that provide authentic and unique hands-on learning opportunities. Such opportunities include: conducting science research in the Galapagos Islands, observing and identifying local tide pool organisms, performing protein purification and DNA technology techniques, building a remotely operated vehicle, preforming a variety of chemistry experiments, and figuring out the physics of rollercoasters! Whatever your interests, our enthusiastic science teachers love what they do and are excited to work with you in:

  • Biology, Biology Honors, Biology 2, Biology AP
  • Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, Chemistry AP
  • Physics, Physics AP
  • Environmental Science AP
  • Marine Biology, Marine Biology Honors
  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Developmental Physiology and Sports Medicine
  • Science Research
  • and our award-winning Palos Verdes Institute of Technology (PVIT) program

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