Biology (taught by Ms. Tonyan): In Biology class, the students learn about the major stages of the Cell Cycle, which includes interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis. They observe the onion roots under the microscope and define the different stages that its cells go through. Students learn that the normal process of the cell cycle is controlled by a complex series of signaling pathways by which a cell grows, replicates its DNA and divides. The genetic mutations and malfunctions of this regulatory process result in uncontrolled cell division which can lead to cancer.
American Studies (taught by Mr. Jacobo): Students in American Studies are finalizing a research paper on Immigration during the Gilded Age. They also finalized a fictional graphic novel inspired by themes of their own lives and from the novel, I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. Lastly, students have been learning about the Progressive Era and American Imperialism.