This Course Offered in Spring Term Only.


Few things impact our everyday lives as much as weather.  The atmosphere is a complex, ever changing, ocean of air, where a constant battle rages between chaos and order.  Instruments across the globe monitor this battle, collecting millions of pieces of data every hour.  It is the job of meteorologists to analyze the data in order to discern atmospheric patterns and processes.  The final product of these efforts is your local weather forecast!  

High school meteorology includes the study not only of basic weather elements and surface weather systems, but also atmospheric physics and its application to different scale phenomena. Students will learn how to make a basic weather forecast, and how to interpret surface charts, upper air charts, Doppler radar, and satellite photos. Each week (as time permits), we will look at current weather conditions across the country.

Meteorology is offered in the spring (in order to coincide with thunderstorm and tornado season). This class is open to students age 13 and up.  Material and homework assignments are scaled according to age levels.

Major units:

I. What Causes Weather?

II. Weather Elements, Units, and Observations

III. Weather Systems

IV. Upper Air Systems

V. Regional Weather and Hemispheric Oscillations

VI. Storms

VII. Weather Forecasting

VIII. Climate and Global Warming

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Offered Spring Semester Only 

Prerequisites: No formal prerequisites. Some class exercises require basic math skills. 
Instructor:  William DiPuccio, Ph.D.
Age Level:  13 - Adult
Minimum Enrollment: 6
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Tuition per Semester:  $360 

Class Meets: Fridays, 9:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific

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William DiPuccio, Ph.D.

william-dipuccio-clrcBill DiPuccio  recently served as an instructor in Physical and Earth Science at Heritage Classical Academy near Akron, Ohio. He has been teaching science since 2002 including a position as science instructor and department head for five years at St. Nicholas Orthodox School, a classical school in Akron, OH. He has designed and taught laboratory courses in biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics for elementary school, middle school, and high school. Bill has also, trained elementary school teachers, and taught numerous summer and weekend science camps.

Bill has a Ph.D. in historical theology and a professional background in meteorology, engineering (ultrasonic and electromagnetic polymer joining processes, automation) and graphic design. His academic interests and publications can be found on his blog,


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The Weather Book

In addition to the texts, students will download and print nearly 200 pages of color illustrated notes.
These notes are completed during class.