905-835-1186 211 Elgin St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3K4


Mr. Morrison  
Room:  106                               
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Ms. Jason
Room:  104

Here at Port Colborne High School the science department strives to bring scientific investigation skills with an emphasis of hands on approaches to the students. In Physics students have made trebuchets and Rube Goldberg Machines. Students will be able to investigate the anatomy of different organisms in Biology through dissection and virtual dissection. Students also get to see the magic of chemistry where they investigate and apply knowledge in their labs viewing the interaction of various elements that make up our world. Science at Port Colborne High School is fun and exciting and the teachers in our department are passionate and knowledgeable. Also students have participated in field trips to Balls Falls for ecosystem studies, the Ontario Science Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium and Canada’s Wonderland. Students have also been given opportunities to be involved in the Brock Mentorship program as well as the Science Olympics.

The science Department at Port Colborne High School offers nearly every course available, in all three divisions Academic Applied and Essentials. The 3 main disciplines of Biology Chemistry and Physics along with Environmental Science are offered yearly in the senior grades in University, College, and Workplace level (where appropriate). 

Grade 9
SNC 1P    Science - Applied
SNC1D     Science - Academic
SNC1LK  Science - Essentials

Grade 10
SNC 2P    Science - Applied
SNC 2D    Science - Academic
SNC2LK - Science - Essentials 

Grade 11
SBI 3C     Biology - College
SBI 3U     Biology - University
SCH 3U   Chemistry - University
SPH 3U    Physics - University
SVN3E     Environmental Science - Workplace
SVN 3M   Environmental Science - University/College
Grade 12
SBI 4U     Biology - University
SCH 4C   Chemistry - College
SCH 4U   Chemistry - University
SPH 4C   Physics - College
SPH 4U   Physics - University



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Science News:

Madison Edwards is well on her way to becoming a doctor

May 01, 2019
Her journey started in biology class at Port High
Meet Madison Edwards, her #DSBNEducationStory started in biology class.

She can remember the adrenaline and fascination she had during her dissection exam in Grade 11 biology. That adrenaline and fascination lives on in her today as she now studies on the human body.

Madison is currently studying abroad at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Basseterre, Saint Kitts to obtain her Doctor of Medicine Degree. Madison’s interest in the field started when she was first exposed to the subject at Steele Street Public School. This passion was then fostered during her time at Port Colborne High School.

 “I have always dreamed of pursuing a career in science and medicine,” exclaimed Madison. “The DSBN helped foster that dream and I am now one step closer to making it a reality”.

Madison’s Grade 12 science teacher knew how much she loved science and wanted to see her passion grow in the field. He offered her the opportunity to participate in the Brock Mentorship Program. In her last year of high school, Madison was able to study mechanisms of cellular defense on the process of aging and disease at Brock University.

“This hands-on experience at such a young age ignited the love I have for science and medicine,” she remarked.

Since high school it has been Madison’s goal to be a part of a team of medical individuals that provide essential resources and skills to her hometown and the Niagara Region. The DSBN helped push Madison in the right direction to fulfill this dream.

“I feel extremely lucky to have been given a strong foundation of knowledge from Port Colborne High School, which has led me to succeed in my medical school endeavor,” said Madison.

After high school Madison attended Guelph University. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science. Following graduation, she was ready to take a leap of faith in her career. She accepted her offer to the University of Medicine and Health Sciences and moved to Saint Kitts in April 2018.

Congratulations on all your achievements Madison! We are proud to have been a part of your journey and we look forward to seeing what the future holds. You are a prime example of the #DSBNEducationStory we strive to grow in every student.  

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