Science is the active study of the natural and man-made world, including processes, structures, designs, and systems. Being “scientific” involves being curious, asking how things happen and learning how to find the answers. Our students use science and engineering practices while learning core ideas in the disciplines of physical science, life science, and Earth and space science. Scientifically literate youth can understand basic science concepts, use skills for doing scientific investigations, solve technical problems, and design technologies for today’s evolving world.
In the elementary grades, students experience science in hands-on, inquiry based units of study. Classroom teachers utilize resources such as FOSS kits and EiE (Engineering is Elementary) kits to bring scientific concepts to life for students. Click here for grade-level specific science unit descriptions.
In the middle grades, students engage in year-long science courses that develop and deepen their scientific understanding and skills.
- Physical Science 6
- Life Science 7
- Earth Science 8
At the high school level, students engage in lab-based science instruction. High school students complete the following required science courses for graduation:
- Physical Science
In addition, high school students participate in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences courses and may select from the following elective science courses:
- CIS Physics through Inquiry