Science Department

Castle is very proud of its science department and the opportunities it provides. Students enrolled in science classes learn a variety of real world experiences that will prepare them for life after high school. Click the links below for more information.

Extra-Curricular Science Opportunities


Science students participate in competitions and occasionally sponsor other activities that promote science and science education. Our biggest competition is Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is a science competition that involves a team of 15 students competing in 23 events that cover a range of science and engineering topics. There are general knowledge events and lab centered events.Some events involve pencil and paper tests like Cell Biology or Disease Detectives. Other events require that students build something ahead of time and bring it to the competition.

Along with chemistry, physics, and biology, events will also test earth science, ecology and astronomy.

Castle High School students have also participated in Science Quiz bowl. Science Quiz bowl is a national competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. Winners at the regional level advance (expenses paid) to the national tournament in Washington D.C. Science Club members have also attended trips to the Bodies Exhibit, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Sam Rhine Genetics Update conferences.

Mr. Dahlquist and Mrs. Ohlsen sponsor the Castle Science Club.