Degrees and Certifications:

Miss Heather Garcia

Standard Announcement:

Welcome to Ms. Garcia's Distance Learning Classroom now until April 3rd, check back here for daily lessons.

<-- Click on the tab of your class. 


Contact Information:

Email anytime: Heather_Garcia


Virtual Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday from 12- 2pm

AP Bio: 12-1pm

Honors Bio: 1-2pm

Available for video chat via Google Meets

Go to Google Classroom for the link to join.


Syllabus Modification for Virtual Learning:

The Syllabus from the beginning of the school year (below) will still be followed, but with some modifications.

1. Check out the calendar below (like the classroom whiteboard) to see a schedule of daily topics (assignments and assessments)

2. Use Google Classroom as the main platform for class, check daily.

3. Email is still the best way to reach me 



Hello Everyone :) 


I've been a Biology teacher at CHHS since November 2014.

     In my Biology H (Living Earth-H) class, students use a Science Notebook, which they should bring to class daily. Remember to always come back to the web page to re-read the syllabus, check the agenda on days of absences, or look up documents and powerpoints.

     In my AP Biology class, students need to come to class prepared. The calendar has the topic of the day, the chapter of the week, and videos uploaded if needed. This is a rigorous and fast-pace course that prepares students for hte AP Exam in May.

I also welcome emails from parents and students asking for a progress report, updates, concerns, or clarification on assignments and grading.

With a busy life, there's always time for emails, so let's keep an open communication line! 




Citrus College:

         AA in Behavioral and Social Sciences

         AS in Biological and Physical Sciences

University of La Verne:

        BA in Biology: Teaching Track

        SS Credential: Life Science/ Biology 




PUSD at Park West Continuation High School (2012-2014)

       - College tutor, student teaching, and long term sub positions

CVUSD at Chino Hills High School (2014- current)

       - Biology Teacher for CP and H

       - AP Biology Teacher (as of 2017)

Johns Hopkins: Engineering Innovations Summer Course (2018)

       - Pasadena City College: Teaching Fellow




I'm an active member of:

    PBIS- Lead Data Analysist    

    AVID at CHHS

    Co-Advisor to the Garden Club

    Advisor to the Polynesian Club


Other Memberships:

   American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA)

   National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

   National Asociation of Biology Teachers (NABT)

   Noyce Scholar for Teaching STEM courses

   Alpha Omicron Pi (AOπ) Fraternity

   Southern California Railway Museum

   Sierra Club