Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Science and Technology


Scientific literacy in a technological world is an important personal dimension for all students. The study of science provides this knowledge as well as the foundation for future careers or post-secondary education. Preparing students with the background and skills to develop these dimensions is a primary goal of the Lincoln Science Department. Relating scientific principles to personal, social, environmental and international issues in a global context is an additional goal of the Department.

Portland Public Schools recommends Biology and Foundations of Physics and Chemistry for all students. These courses are considered core science subjects. Every student must take one of these two courses as a first science course and the other, or its equivalent, before graduating.

Three credits of laboratory science are now required for graduation from Lincoln High School. However, four years are highly recommended to provide full preparation for participation in society. All courses described below are laboratory science courses. A lab donation of $25 per course is requested.

Courses Offered: (For more details about each course check the current course guide.)

  • Foundations of Physics & Chemistry 
  • Biology 1-2
  • Chemistry 1-2
  • Physics 1-2
  • Astrophysics
  • Solar System Physics
  • Forensics
  • Geophysical Science
  • Meteorology
  • IB Biology SL 1-2
  • IB Biology SL 3-4
  • IB Biology HL 3-4
  • IB Biology HL 5-6
  • IB Environmental Systems and Societies 1-2
  • IB Environmental Systems and Societies 3-4
  • IB Chemistry 1-2
  • IB Chemistry 3-4
  • IB Physics 1-2
  • IB Physics 3-4
  • Science Lab Assistant
  • Introduction to Technology
  • Introduction to Digital Video Editing
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Yearbook Publications 1-2
  • Yearbook Publications 3-4

* Offered First Semester  ** Offered Second Semester