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Our Science Program

The Science Department at Queen Creek High School is very motivated and involved in preparing our students for college, lab technician positions, and a more complete and enjoyable experience in understanding science. We believe that science and technology impact our life nearly every moment of the day and that we have the responsibility to help our students be prepared to excel in our world using them to their benefit. 

Our robotics program is highly successful and has participated in local, regional, and national competitions. We offer courses that begin with a basic understanding of the world and universe we live in and continue on into classes which encourage and prepare our students for higher education in medical and research-based fields. Our science courses include environmental science, chemistry, human biology, anatomy and physiology, and physics. We offer honors classes in chemistry, physics, and pre-AP biology for students ready to advance their study level further. AP and dual credit courses are being developed by our staff at this time. Our science courses are heavily lab-based, and practical application is prominent in the student’s experience. The lab experience will also help many students prepare for careers in lab technician and support positions as well as other technical fields. 

We believe in assisting our students to be inquisitive and effective problem-solvers. Our expectation is that our courses will not simply help them be successful with AIMS, but will generate a lifelong interest and appreciation of science and technology, while helping them with technical skills and tools that will spur confidence in their career and in their ability to be successful in pursuing higher learning.

Science Mission Statement

The vision and goal of the Queen Creek Science Department is first to support the Queen Creek High School Mission of providing the atmosphere to foster high achievement in a caring environment. We desire to provide students with the ability, knowledge, and technical skills to enable them to succeed in a college or industrial lab setting. We believe in the vital importance of our students' confidence in their ability to use and utilize the science and technology available in our society today and to provide an education and training that inspire a desire for higher education.

Our Teachers and Courses

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  • Freshmen - Biology, Pre-AP Biology
  • Sophomores - Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science
  • Juniors - Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry, Human Biology
  • Seniors - Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Honors Chemistry, Human Biology, Anatomy/Physiology, Physics

Get to know our outstanding science teachers. Find out what makes them so passionate about what they do.

Michelle  Anderson

Michelle Anderson
Physical Science and Chemistry
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Michelle  Anderson

Michelle Anderson

Physical Science and Chemistry

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Brayden Cluff

Brayden Cluff
Biology, Physics,
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Brayden Cluff

Brayden Cluff

Biology, Physics,

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Nicholas  Fruit

Nicholas Fruit
Chemistry
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Nicholas  Fruit

Nicholas Fruit

Chemistry

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Austin  Gamble

Austin Gamble
Dual Chemistry
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Austin  Gamble

Austin Gamble

Dual Chemistry

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Shaun Hardt

Shaun Hardt
Environmental Science
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Shaun Hardt

Shaun Hardt

Environmental Science

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Adam  Kornau

Adam Kornau
Chemistry
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Adam  Kornau

Adam Kornau

Chemistry

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Joshua  Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell
Biology and Human Anatomy
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Joshua  Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell

Biology and Human Anatomy

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Sreeprasad  Nair

Sreeprasad Nair
Chemistry and Apple Coding
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Sreeprasad  Nair

Sreeprasad Nair

Chemistry and Apple Coding

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Kathy  Ortiz

Kathy Ortiz
Chemistry
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Kathy  Ortiz

Kathy Ortiz

Chemistry

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Anthony Potthoff

Anthony Potthoff
Dual Enrollment/AP Honors Biology, Dual Enrollment/AP Environmental Science
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Anthony Potthoff

Anthony Potthoff

Dual Enrollment/AP Honors Biology, Dual Enrollment/AP Environmental Science

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Sabrina Reid

Sabrina Reid
Biology, Honors Biology
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Sabrina Reid

Sabrina Reid

Biology, Honors Biology

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My name is Sabrina Reid. I am a parent of two loving children, ages 16 and 12. I volunteer as a Girl Scout leader and archery instructor. My hobbies include reading and watching movies. I am also a huge Star Trek fan!

I have a passion for science. I have dedicated my life to inspiring young minds in the field of science for eleven years. My most recent teaching assignments have been honors biology and AP biology at the high school level. I have the privilege of joining the family at Queen Creek High School and look forward to teaching honors biology this school year.

Live Long and Prosper,
Ms. Sabrina J. Reid    

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I received my bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in elementary education with a science emphasis; later acquiring my secondary certification with qualifications in high school biology and general science. I continued my education through Grand Canyon University and obtained a master’s degree in secondary reading, and certification as a Secondary Reading Specialist. I am currently working on a doctorate in organizational leadership with a K-12 emphasis through Grand Canyon University. I was awarded NAU Teacher of the Month. This was a student nominated award and an immense honor.

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Jolie Varholdt

Jolie Varholdt
Biology, Botany
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Jolie Varholdt

Biology, Botany

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Queen Creek High School
22149 E. Ocotillo Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5973
Fax: (480) 882.1276
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