This is Mr.
Vallejo's web page for science classes at Chatsworth High School in
the Los Angeles Unified High School District.
Chatsworth is located in the northeast corner of the San Fernando
Valley in sunny
southern California. Downtown Los
Angeles is located just 30 miles to the southeast.
Ben Vallejo is an adjunct professor of biology at Moorpark College, as well as one of
the first forty-nine (11/01) National
Board Certified Teachers in secondary science (AYA/Science) in the state of
California. The total
number of NBCTs in the state in all areas was 3080,
as of September 2005. Nationwide, there are just over 40,000 NBC
Teachers. One of Mr. Vallejo’s areas of expertise is the area of
performance-based assessment of the California state science
content standards, as he has worked as a consultant for the California Department of Education on the
statewide Golden State
Examination. He is also knowledgeable in the area of science
literacy strategies, and has recently written an article on word walls for
the National Science Teachers Association
journal, The Science Teacher.
Mr. Vallejo is also interested in developing distance learning
opportunities, and is currently working with Coastline
Community College (CA) to develop an online biology laboratory
course. In addition to his current assignments, Mr. Vallejo has spent
his over twenty years as an educator at Reseda High School and the North Hollywood
High School Animal Studies/Biological Science Zoo Magnet Center at the Los Angeles Zoo. Mr. Vallejo is
also a mentor/master teacher for the Los
Angeles Unified School District and the California
State University, Northridge (CSUN) Single Subject University Intern Program.
He is on the faculty at Chatsworth
Senior High School, where he has taught a myriad of classes, including Advanced Placement
Environmental Science, biology (honors,
college-preparatory, and sheltered), marine biology,
science, and advanced
View Mr. Vallejo's Curriculum
To continue your journey through The
Biology Portal, click below:
Outline: First Semester
State Biology Content
Class Activities and Homework
Option 1 available only with parental
permission form submitted BEFORE research is started.
Extra Credit Herbarium Project
To view student work, please click here!
Other Useful Resources:
Online Biology Textbook
Chatsworth High School Home
Standards Tests in Biology Blueprints: tells what percentage each topic is
on the STAR CST
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