• Department of Science

    Thank you for visiting the Ardrey Kell Sciences page.  Our mission is to provide the best possible science experience through hands-on learning, labs, interactive reading, and academic conversations.  The goal of each science teacher is to build lasting relationships with our students while preparing them for college and future careers.  

    Science courses at AK are rigorous, engaging, and relevant to providing a college and career ready graduate.  It is our goal that all students reach proficiency in all required science courses.  Additional support and resources are provided for all courses.  Students have the opportunity for after school tutoring, enrichment, and acceleration.  

    Science Requirements for Graduation

    NCDPI Website

    Three Science credits which shall be:
    1. Physical Science (Chemistry or Physical Science)
    2. Biology
    3. Earth/Environmental Science

    Science Core Courses Offered at AK

    • Biology [Standard, Honors, AP]
    • Physical Science
    • Chemistry [Standard, Honors, AP]
    • Earth/Enviornmental Science [Standard, Honors, AP]
    • Physics [AP]

    Science Elective Courses Offered at AK

    • Marine Science
    • Anatomy
    • Forensics
    • Biology II

    NC State Tested Science Course(s)

    Biology is a state tested course.  At the end of the year, all students enrolled in Biology will take the Biology End of Course final exams.  All final exams count as a percentage of the overall course grade for students.  To have a successful final course grade, students must also do well on final exams.  


    Ardrey Kell High School NCDPI Report Card





Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Krista Shunkwiler

Science Department Chair



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Tomica Wright

Science Department Administrator

Last Modified on November 20, 2022