Parkview's Science Magnet Program
First, and best, by choice
In 1987 Parkview became the first and only inter-district magnet high school in the state of Arkansas. In 1989 the science magnet component was added. Each year 100 science students are accepted into the science magnet program. The curriculum was designed with cooperation from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas for Medical Science Campus. Our science magnet component is designed for students entering college who are preparing for STEM careers in science and engineering related professions.
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If you have any additional questions, feel free to email The Science Department Chairperson at Leslie.Williams@lrsd.org
Science Magnet program offerings ...
The science curriculum requires students to complete the following minimum requirements:
2 semesters of PAP Biology
2 semesters of PAP Chemistry
2 semesters of PAP or AP Physics
2 semesters of Geology and Space
1 semester of Statistics and Tech Writing (11th)
At least 14 senester credits are required for the science seal. All courses will be taken at the P AP level or higher. A science class must be taken each semester of the senior year. Students will participate in and pass the Parkview Science Symposium (Senior Project.)
Courses Available for Science Students:
Pre-AP Biology I
Environmental Health - S
Anatomy and Physiology - S
Pre AP Biology
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Microbiology - S
Introduction to Engineering
AP Environmental Science
Pre AP Physical Science
I, Pre-AP Physics I
Principles of Engineering
Organic Chemistry - S
Geology and Space Science
Statistics and Technical Writing
S = one semester course
The finest science teachers in the state...
The science faculty is composed of ten teachers with a total of about 140 years of teaching experience. The members of the science department are:
Mr. Les Williams,
Teaches: : AP Physics and Engineering
Education: Mr. Williams is a graduate of both The Citadel and the University of Montana with degrees in Biology, Music and Education. He hold a masters degree in Educational Leadership and the Supervision of Instruction.
Honors: Williams serves as Department Chairperson and Science Magnet Coordinator. He has over 20 years of experience in classrooms around the world. He has been the director of two American, International Schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Chengdu, China. Previously he served as lead instructional technologist for the State of Arkansas, the director of technology for the Hot Springs School District, and an Organizational Developer for the Acxiom Corp. Mr. Williams has had a long-term involvement with the International Engineering and Science Fair (ISEF) having been the chair of affiliated fairs internationally. Mr. Williams has over 5 years experience in the field while working for the USDA Forest Service providing wildlife and forest surveys as well as fighting wildfires.
Mr. Jason Bailey,
Teaches: : Pre AP and AP Physics and Physical Science
Education: Mr. Bailey is earned a bachelor's degree in biology and education. He is currently working on his Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented education, and another Master's degree in Indisciplinary Mathematics and Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Honors: Bailey graduated Cum Laude. Mr. Bailey taught for four years at Mills University Studies before coming to Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School. His high energy in the classroom and demand for rigor make him a favorite with science students and parents.
Ms. Allison Belcher
Teaches: AP Biology and PAP Biology.
Education: Ms. Belcher is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Physical Science. She obtained nontraditional licensure from the Arkansas Department of Education.
Honors: Ms. Belcher joined the Parkview science department in 2014. She is a two time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award at J.A. Fair High School. She served as Environmental Science Lead teacher for two years, member of the Guidance Advisory Committee and School Improvement Grant Leadership Team, and Freshman Academy Early Start Curriculum Developer. Additionally, Ms. Belcher worked on the Audubon Bioblitz Education Planning Team and currently serves on the state 9-12 Science Standards Committee.
Ms. Angela Burton
Teaches: Chemistry I and Environmental Health
Education: Ms. Burton is a graduate of Delta State University and is attending U.C.A. to complete her masters in Biological Education.
Honors: She has done research at U.A.M.S. as a laboratory assistant, in N.C.T.R.’s food quality control department, and the University of Oklahoma’s water quality department. Burton is currently a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Candidate.
Ms. Rachel Butler-Green
Teachs: Biology, Physical Science
Education: Graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a degree in Biology Pre-Med. Master in Educational Leadership, Arkansas State University.
Honors: Green worked for U.A.M.S. as a researcher in the Science department Chair, McClellan high School. Green taught AP Biology, Pre-AP Biology, Physical Science and Environmental Science at McClellan.
Ms. Megan Massanelli
Teaches: Biology, AP Environmental Science
Education: Undergraduate from University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. Masters degree in Secondary Education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and finished in the top 10% of the class.
Honors: Second year with Parkview, started in 2016. Worked with UAMS and their ACT prep summer program, Bridging the Gap, which many of our own Parkview students attend. Lead teacher for Science Olympiad.
Mr. Douglas Hammon
Teaches: teaches PreAP Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.
Education: Mr. Hammon holds biology degree with a minor in physical science from the University of Central Arkansas. He began his teaching career at Parkview in 2006 after having obtained non-traditional licensure from the Dept. of Ed.
Honors: He has interests in art, theater (recently appearing in The Nutcracker) and sports. Mr. Hammon has attended AP Summer Institutes in both biology and chemistry and represented Parkview at the Southern Regional Education Board Conference. He sponsors a summer internship program (organic chemistry lab) for Parkview students at Hendrix College. He , Qualitative Analysis, and Microbiology.
Mr. Chris Luckey
Teaches: Introduction to Engineering and Design and Statistics and Technical Writing
Education:Graduated from UALR with a B.S. in Biology in 2013. As an undergrad student, Luckey participated in fish population research studies with the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission and a Limnological Research Study of an oxbow lake at Gillam Park. Minor, secondary education.
Professional Experience:: Luckey worked at a Structural Steel Construction company before and during college. He was a student teacher at Parkview the Spring of 2013 and began teaching full-time at Parkview in 2014. He also created a Summer Science Education program for elementary students in the summer of 2016.
Sponsors/Coaches: Leads the Robot Build Team of the Real Steel Engineering Club; coaches the Science Olympiad Team, sponsors Parkview’s Regional, State, and International Science Fair participants.
Coach Ernest Pressley
Teaches: Anatomy and Physiology
Education: Coach Pressley is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University with a Masters Degree in Education.
Ms. Debra Rogers
Teaches: PreAP Chemistry I and AP Chemistry II Education: Ms. Rogers is a graduate of U.A.L.R. and has obtained undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and biology, and a masters degree in Secondary Education.
Honors: Ms. Rogers has 21 years teaching experience and has served an adjunct faculty in chemistry at U.A.L.R. She was named 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year by the Central Arkansas Association of the American Chemical Society. She was the 2011 Stephens Award Winner and was named Central Arkansas Chemistry Teacher of the year in 2005, 2011.
Teaches: Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Graduate of U of A Monticello with a degree in Education and Health and Wellness.
Honors: Mr. Stallings has been teaching and coaching for 18 years. Certified to teach all levels of Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, PE and Health.
Ms. Angela Stowell
Teaches: Physical Science and Chemistry
Education:Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Master of Education in Ed Leadership, additional graduate studies in Chemistry and ESL
Honors: Kansas State University Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Education, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society; undergraduate Chemistry lab instructor, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, and North Carolina State University; graduate research assistant to Dr. Binghe Wang for chemotherapy drug delivery molecules at North Carolina State University and Georgia State University