• Welcome to Science with Mrs. Miranda McClurg! (Ayad)

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     My Schedule Fall 2023: 

    Block 1: Biology of the Living Earth

    Block 2: AP Environmental Science   

    Block 3: PREP

    Block 4: Biology of the Living Earth


    Back to School Night Information

    January 11, 2023

    AP Environmental Science Presentation Slides   

    AP Environmental Science Back to School Night Video

    AP Environmental Science Course Syllabus  


    Biology of the Living Earth Presentation Slides

    Biology of the Living Earth Back to School Night Video

    Biology of the Living Earth Course Syllabus

    Standards Based Learning and Grading FAQs for Parents & Families

    Vista 4-point scale Explanation

    Parents & Families:

    Please Use this form to submit a question or comment to the teacher.   

    Further Questions and comments can be emailed to mmcclurg@fcusd.org 


    Students have been automatically enrolled in Google Classroom. If a student is unable to access course materials, the student should email the teacher.

    Students can enroll in Remind by sending the appropriate enrollment code to 81010.

    Enrollment codes are posted to Google Classroom. 

    Parents are welcome to join the Remind to receive messages and announcements, please be sure to toggle your role to "parent". 


     Welcome to AP Environmental Science or Biology of the Living Earth!

    I am so excited to see you taking this course and I look forward to a rewarding, enriching term. 

    I am originally from Fremont, CA where I spent my youth playing outdoors with my neighbors and two younger sisters. After graduating high school, I moved to Santa Barbara, CA to attend University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for undergraduate studies. I graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a minor in Science and Mathematics Education. Immediately following my graduation, I pursued a career in teaching by attending UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, where I graduated with my teaching credential and M.Ed with an emphasis in teaching. I am so excited to embark upon my seventh year of Science teaching at Vista. I am excited to enjoy another year being a part of the Vista community and serving as a science educator. I enjoy hiking, biking, and paddle boarding with my husband and taking long walks with my dog. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns: 



    Contact me: 


    Miranda M. McClurg (Ayad), M. Ed

    Science Teacher

    Vista del Lago High School

    Rm. E-209

    (916)294-2410 Ext. 410268 




  • Google Classroom Codes

    Students have been automatically enrolled in a Google classroom according to their schedule. Please see your teacher if you are not enrolled in the proper Google Classroom.  

  • Remind: 

    To receive Remind Messages, Text 81010 with the code posted to Google Classroom. 

    Advisory code: @advisoryay

  • If you need extra help.... You can: 

    • Enroll in a Flex Time that can offer you the help or study space that you need
    • Enroll in my Flex Time
    • Make an appointment with me to meet during Lunch (B Lunch)
    • Make an appointment with me to meet before school or after school