The Science Department believes that it is important that all students engage themselves in a process of life-long learning that includes acquiring skills in scientific reasoning, application of technology, and critical thinking. A solid, well-rounded education in science and technology serves our students well in providing opportunities for vocations and careers for many of them in the ever-increasing number of STEM fields, as well as providing a base of scientific knowledge for many other aspects of everyday life. It is the goal of the Science Department faculty to facilitate learning and encourage mastery of scientific and technical skills and knowledge, as well as supporting educational excellence in other subjects, to assist students in preparing for their future successes.
The science curriculum includes science and technology core courses and electives at general levels, college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement courses. For graduation, students are required to complete four science courses, 3 of which are expected to be lab-based. For more information, please see the Program of Studies.