National Youth Science Camp

The NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP is an honors program for two high achieving high school students from each state in the nation and others from around the world. This residential summer experience is held in a rustic setting in West Virginia’s eastern mountains and has honored and challenged more than 5,000 participants since it began in 1963.

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Parent Information Meeting

Join us on January 16, 2014, at 7:00 PM in the CHS North Commons to hear more about the program, meet current students and staff, and get answers to questions you might have about the program and application process.

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Long Lost Relatives

AP Biology students build proteins to find their long-lost relatives and practice the processes of transcription and translation.

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AP Bio Fruit Flies

Magnet AP Biology students examine fruit flies for gender and phenotype in preparation for a genetics lab.

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December Mini-Symposium

In December of each year we host a smaller version of the full-blown, 9-12th grade research Symposium we put on in May of each year.  This mini-event is a presentation of the undersclassmen’s first phase of their research.  We enlist the help of our upperclassmen and recent graduates who act as panelists to offer constructive feedback in our efforts to help them develop their work and prepare for the second phase of their projects for second semester.


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What’s a reebop?

Sophomores in AP Biology completed a final project that synthesized all their learning in the unit for breeding reebops, curious little creatures who live on the fields of the Camas Meadows golf course.

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Senior Showcase

On December 9th, 2013, the entire Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center.  After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting and listened to formal presentations of internships by seniors Carly Marshall, Xinyang Chen, Zach Hein, and Matt Palodichuck.

Marshall worked over the summer at CID Bioscience in Camas, WA., where she conducted an investigation designed to test the filtration feature of a portable ethylene gas analyzer and to display the functionality of the CI-900 in a real world application of monitoring the ethylene production of fruit. Fruit Tests with the CI-900 Portable Ethylene Gas Analyzer.

Chen, Hein, and Palodichuck conducted their internships at Underwriters Laboratories in Camas, WA. They sought to design a tool in Microsoft InfoPath to standardize the process of estimating the hours needed to certify products. Designing an InfoPath Product Scoping Tool for UL

Congratulations, seniors, on your successful internships and projects!

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Important FASFA Information

Seniors planning on attending college and applying for scholarships and financial aid for the fall of 2014 must submit the FAFSA form. In order to fill out the FAFSA, students and one parent/guardian must each request individual pin numbers that will serve as an electronic tracking system and signature. A  pin request can be made at  It takes approximately 24-48 hours to receive a confirmation of your pin request. Then between January 1-31, even if family taxes have not been submitted, the FAFSA form can be completed at Once taxes are submitted to the IRS, then a FAFSA correction must be made at the same website.

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Geometry Turkey Constructions!

Here are our freshmen working on their turkey constructions in geometry.  Most turkeys have an ominous fate over Thanksgiving break, but hopefully these turkeys will be coming to life with some creative coloring and design.

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Caesar Videos!

Sophomore Magnet students worked to interpret scenes from Julius Caesar and update it with a new theme while retaining basic plot and tone.  In the process they learned about storyboarding, screen play writing, and working with a team to make/edit a video:  Bill and Ted’s Gotham Problem / Inception Caesar , High School Musical Caesar, and Hunger Games Caesar.

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