Middle School Science
The science curriculum is designed to develop a student’s natural curiosity about living things and how things work in the world around them, to teach students how to ask and answer questions, and to learn that through science, lives and societies can be improved. Throughout the year, students become familiar with problem solving and the scientific method of inquiry.
Technology (iPads, computers, internet, STEM activities, Smartboard presentations and computer simulation programs) is incorporated into our curriculum in a useful and meaningful way, with an emphasis upon science processing skills. Additionally, emphasis on understanding science and its place in their everyday lives helps students realize the value of learning science. The courses also foster the development of good study habits, organizational skills, self-discipline, and responsibility.
High School Science
The Science Department strives to incorporate current pedagogy and technology while presenting fundamental science concepts and to actively engage students in the science practices to develop an understanding of the core ideas and concepts. As a result, students will develop the critical thinking skills required to become critical consumers and problem solvers of scientific information relative to their everyday lives, and engage in the discussion of science related issues.
Current technology (including the use of iPads) will be used to facilitate and enhance their discovery. The sequence of courses offered allows students to select fields of science which meet their needs and interests and also enables them to utilize the skills and concepts acquired in previous courses. Courses are offered at the collegiate, honors and advanced placement levels.