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About the Science Department

The COHS science department offers a solid foundation in science at the regents level in addition to numerous electives.  Students have the ability to take multiple science classes each year once they reach sophomore year and have completed the pre-requisite classes. Please refer to the course catalog to see a description of each class in addition to the required pre-requisite classes.

Science Class Information

Mr. Michael Norwood- Department Chair

  • Earth Science
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Astronomy

Mrs. Erica Doktor

  • Living Environment (Biology)
  • Environmental Science 
  • Honors Living Environment
  • Forensics 101/Hilbert College

Mrs. Lyn Porcelli

  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Joseph Smith, PhD

  • AP Biology
  • Engineering I
  • Engineering II
  • Oceanography/Meteorology
  • AP Psych