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Welcome to the ANHS Science Department

At Aliso Niguel  High School we prepare young scientists to think critically, generate questions, and design solutions to problems using supportive evidence. All instruction is aligned with NGSS, Next Generation Science Standards and content kept relevant and current.  Classes inspire and engage students through field trips, hands on labs and many collaborative fun activities.  We strive for all students to make connections beyond the classroom and into the real world.  We offer a multitude of classes to meet all students’ needs and interest levels.

Science Department Staff

Joe Belanto Erin Goulet Juanita Riddle
Monica Bhaskar Robert Jansen Susan Roche
Cindy Buckholz Jason Kirkwood Erik Silberman
Robert Burns Jason Mosier Phil Stirtz
Dwynn Famalette* Kelli Murphy John Walsh


*Department Chair            

Classes Currently Offered

  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Marine Ecology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics C
  •  Forensic Science
  • Biotechnology