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Advanced Science and Engineering Program

Advanced Science and Engineering Program

The College Board and the University of California have recognized courses in the program as “exemplary and innovative.” The Advanced Science and Engineering Program is designed to prepare motivated students for success as science or engineering majors at highly regarded colleges and universities.

Students learn, design, and carry out experiments in our fully equipped laboratory, which houses a PCR thermocycler, gel electrophoresis, and other equipment usually found only in university labs.

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All Advanced Science and Engineering Students take Methodologies in Science & Engineering (H) and Bioengineering. Students have the option to select an emphasis in either Advanced Science or Engineering, or they can mix and match courses from both tracks to customize their study. The course offerings include:

 ASEP CORE COURSES

  • Methods in Science & Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Engineering 102: University of Arizona
  • Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)
  • ASEP Research Project
  • ASEP Internship

GENERAL COURSES

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Environmental Science
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • Math Structures/Discrete Math
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Abstract Algebra

RECENT PROJECTS AND FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:

  • Leukemia Research at the Norris Cancer Center (USC)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Internship (Stanford)
  • Biology Research (Caltech)
  • Lymphoma Research at the City of Hope
  • Methionine Cancer Research (UCLA)
  • HIV Research (USC)
  • Metabolic Machines and Cadaver Dissection (USC)
  • Biodiesel Research (CSUF)
  • FRC Robotics Team
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Space Expo
  • Boeing Engineering Week
  • NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Disney’s Engineering Program

RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Pomona College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Physician-Scientist Program (BS/MD)
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan
  • Yale University

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Students who participate in the program are expected to participate in extracurricular activities demonstrating leadership in sports, community service activities, and other areas of student life.

Students are encouraged to participate in internships; research, and other external scientific endeavors that meet their individual interests and supplement their advanced science and engineering curriculum.

Students are expected to exhibit exemplary citizenship, effort, and grades, maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all coursework.