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Focused learners
Analytical thinkers 
Responsible and respectful citizens
Mindful collaborators
Effective communicators  
Resourceful users of technology 
Self-advocating individuals 

Susan Cooper

Interested in taking AP or Honors Chemistry next year?

Come to the info session on Friday March 9th in M-1 to learn more and get your programming sheet signed.


Honors Chemistry prerequisites AP Chemistry prerequisites

B or better in biology

B or better in geometry

B or better in chemistry (P or H)

on track to take Alg 2 (or higher) next year


Hello! I teach Chemistry and Honors Chemistry in Classroom M-1. My goal is for students to leave my class with an awareness and appreciation for science in the world around them. This website allows you to follow what we do in class each day,  see when assignments are due and access the content materials your student needs in order to stay current with assignments when absent. Please look around; especially at the folders in the Locker section and at  the link for student and parent access to Infinite Campus. From there you will be able to view your student's current progress this grading period. If you have any questions please email me at or call at extension 61268.

Teaching Schedule

Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Period 1    8:15-9:13     Chemistry H
Period 2    9:20-10:18  Chemistry P
Nutrition  10:18-10:32  Nutrition
Period 3   10:40-11:45  Prep
Period 4   11:52-12:50  Chemistry H
Lunch      12:50-1:20  Lunch
Period 5   1:27-2:25  Chemistry H
Period 6    2:32-3:30  Technology Support



Wednesday Thursday    
Period 1  8:15-10:00  Chemistry H Period 2   8:15-10:00  Chemistry P
Nutrition 10:00-10:15  Nutrition Nutrition  10:00-10:15  Nutrition
Period 3  10:22-12:14  Prep Period 4  10:22-12:14  Chemistry H
Lunch    12:14-12:44  Lunch Lunch     12:14-12:44  Lunch
Period 5  12:51-2:36  Chemistry H Period 6  12:51-2:36  Tech Support
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Susan Cooper
Chemistry Teacher
Room: M-1 
Ext: 61268
(510) 723-3170

The best way to get in contact with me is e-mail
No really, I check my email frequently.


At HHS, I'm part of: HHS Music Program, Tech Support


At HHS since: 2010

Undergraduate College: University of Southern California (USC)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Minor: French


Graduate College: San Jose State University (SJSU)

Degree: Teaching Credential

Subjects Taught: Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Computer Programming


Anecdotal information:
-In high school I was in band, science club, French club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and French Honor Society.
-My first job was teaching private music lessons (clarinet).

-My favorite memory from college was traveling to the Orange Bowl with the marching band and watching the Trojans win the National Championship. Fight on!
-In college I worked in a lab making solar cells.
-In the summer of 2013 I worked in a different lab making solar cells. In 2014 I returned to work on area-selective atomic layer deposition.


Born: Huntsville, AL on Valentine’s Day

I attended high school at:
Virgil I. Grissom High School  (Huntsville, AL)

Hobbies include: Playing clarinet in
the Ohlone Wind Orchestra and the Cupertino Symphonic Bandreading, hiking, and hanging out with my cat

Favorite thing about HHS: Learning new things from my students.

Favorite Quotes: “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” -Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." -Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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