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Science Department

Award-winning teachers  |  Robust curriculum  |  State-of-the-art equipment  |  Most CU Succeed (college credit) courses in the state




 A comprehensive college-preparatory program for students of all learning levels

Student Experience
Monarch is a place where award-winning, highly motivated science teachers love what they do and want to pass their love of science on to the students.  We offer a friendly, nurturing environment that encourages students to recognize their strengths and build on them for life-long learning.

Faculty and Resource Highlights
- 11 teachers
- 120 years of combined experience
- Department’s Kristin Donley 2011 Colorado Top Technology Teacher of the Year and the 2012 Colorado Teacher of the Year 
- 90% of faculty hold graduate degrees in their fields
- 4 certified CU Succeed professors
- One of the few labs in the world using 3-D projection technology


 Good News

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AP test pass rates far above national average.

3 courses qualify for CU Denver credit through CU Succeed.

Qualified students for International Science Fair with a 4th place finish in 2010.

Students competitive in Technology Student Association.

Recent graduates pursuing degrees at Amherst, CU, MIT, Stanford, and dozens of other colleges.


 Content Editor



Name  (click to go to teacher's Website) Telephone E-mail
  Laszlo Vass 720-561-4240  

Kristin Donley



Katharine Ellis

  Rob Linnenberger  720-561-4231  
  Kevin Lowe 720-561-4236  
Kathy Packard 720-561-4329
  Nafisa Reza 720-561-5659  
  Charles Schoep 720-561-4237  
  Peter Shannon 720-561-4238  
  Dave Thomas, Department Chair 720-561-4239  
  Tony Tolbert 720-561-4233  
  Reid Walker 720-561-4241  



 Course List

   Regular Courses Advanced Courses AP and CU Succeed   
  Biology Advanced Anatomy & Physiology AP Biology  
  Earth and Space Science Advanced Biology AP Chemistry  
  Marine Biology Advanced Chemistry AP Physics  
  Physical Science Advanced Physical Science    
    Science Research Seminar    

     Course Details


"My science experience at Monarch prepared me very well for college. So well, in fact, that I pursued a graduate degree and dedicated my first published research article to the teachers at this great school.”

– A.V.S., Class of 2003