Science Focus Program
A science-based education program where a unique community of learners is transformed through critical thinking and interaction with the world.

Schedule/Course Offerings of SFP

The Zoo School runs on an A/ B day Block Schedule. Refer to the Block Schedule tab for specifics.  There is about a thirty-five minute lunch break, in which you can leave campus (grades 11-12), or go to the Zoo Cafe if you wish.

How does block scheduling work with the 8-period schedule at my home high school?
1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods can be taken at your home high school without interference with Zoo School, since those classes end before 10:00 (which is when Zoo School begins classes.) Usually, music and language classes are offered in those periods, but if not, you can usually work it out to only miss a limited amount of time at the Zoo to attend classes at your regular home high school.

How do I commute from my home high school to the Zoo?
The LPS Transportation Department will pick up and drop off students from each home high school.

With block scheduling, I can only take six classes. How do I get all my credits in?
The teachers are extremely flexible and always work with the students to find out what works best for them.

Classes Offered at the Science Focus Program:

Below are Course Offerings the Zoo School has been able to offer in the past.


  • US History
  • World History
  • AP World History
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • History through Art
  • Multi-Cultural Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Relations


  • English 9
  • English 9 Diff
  • English 10
  • English 10 Diff
  • Creative Writing
  • Oral Communication
  • AP Lit/Comp
  • Composition
  • Literatures
  • Literatures: American, Women’s Science Fiction, Contemporary, Individualized, etc.


  • Geometry
  • Geometry Diff
  • Adv Algebra
  • Adv Algebra Diff
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus Diff
  • Discrete Math


  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Anatomy/Physiology Diff
  • Genetics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Diff
  • Zoology
  • Earth Systems
  • Botany
  • Physical Science
  • Geoscience
  • Physics and Physics Diff
  • AP Physics
  • Forensics
  • Marine Biology
  • Astronomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Biology and Biology Diff (9th graders must provide permission form from MS Guidance Office that must then be approved by Dept. Chair)
  • Earth Systems/Geology

Internship/Experiential Learning