The Science Department believes that students should be exposed to all areas of science, including biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and earth systems. The courses have been developed to reflect scientific knowledge students are expected to achieve and also encourage skill development as outlined in the state academic standards and anchors. Students are introduced to the nature of science and how things work in our world, in addition to the facts and principles in each science content area. The science courses also focus on the development of scientific thinking, critical thinking, scientific process skills, problem solving activities, and technology usage.

All students are required to take Science 9 and a biology course.

Courses are offered at appropriate skill levels and are mapped to the Science and Technology Standards, the Environment and Ecology Standards, as well as the state science anchors. Courses involving mathematical computations have a math pre-requisite in addition to the science pre-requisite. Advanced placement courses are offered in four areas: biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics (both mechanics and electricity and magnetism). Honors courses are offered to challenge the highly motivated students, while academic courses in all areas of science challenge students to perform their best. Students with aspirations of post-secondary schooling in science-related fields should challenge themselves with these courses.

The department also offers courses of major student interest including: forensics, zoology, environmental science, astronomy, botany, geology, and meteorology. The complete listing of the science offerings are listed below.

Use the following link for the Course Prerequisite Chart.

Students are encouraged to discuss their future science course choices with their current science teacher before registering for their courses.