Secondary Curriculum Department Grades 9th - 12th
Eric Mooney, Ed.D, Director of Secondary Education Services | Nancy Fierro, Administrative Assistant I | John Conboy, Coordinator | Michael Ramirez, Administrative Assistant I | Andrea Hovechar, CPS | MaryBeth Richardson, CPS | Denise Tschida, CPS | Ken Soldman, CPS | Lauren Tyler, Tech CPS | Kelli VanVelkinburgh, Tech CPS
All schools, grades K-12, in the Colton Joint Unified School District are invited to take part in the District Science & Engineering Fair which takes place in February. There are 31 categories of subject matter such as electronics, biochemistry, zoology, microbiology, and mathematics in which students conduct individually designed experiments throughout the year, prepare a comprehensive report of their results and then defend their results in dissertation style presentations before judges' expert in their field.
School sites select participants from their school site science fairs to compete in the district level science fair. Winners from the district fair are selected to compete at the regional science fair. Many of our winning district students from the regional competition go on the California State Science Fair, BroadCom International Fair, INTEL International Fair, and Google Science Fair competitions where thousands of dollars in scholarship money may be earned.