Programs focused on STEM Education
Science classes include engineering projects in grades 4 and 5 as part of the curriculum. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum, where appropriate.
Both our Technology program as part of Encore and our Science program provide students with opportunities to hone their science and engineering skills. The Science program uses Inquiry based teaching strategies and every grade level includes engineering in problem based learning units. The focus of the Technology program is to introduce students to the engineering design process and to foster students' interest in programming and in being inventive and innovative.
Middle School Math: Please click here for information regarding everything related to middle school math.
At the High School, a strong Science program with multiple electives in concert with Math and Tech education offers students a rich and varied experience based upon ability and interest. For a list of course offerings, and pre-requisites for enrollment at the high school please click here.
HS Science Courses Sequence: An overview of progression of HS science courses can be found here.
The Middle School Technology Encore Program has been revised.
6th grade - Digital Tools will now include Scratch Programming for all students from September 2015
7th grade - Design and Technology will focus on teaching students the Engineering Design Loop
8th grade - Invention and Innovation focuses on giving students an opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently as they go through the process of conceptualizing, designing, and marketing either a brand new invention or an innovation of an existing product.
Tech Extension - Digital Media Art - In this course students will learn how to use digital media to express their ideas, share information and opinions regarding interesting happenings and current events.
At the high school, we have introduced a new elective -
Engineering Theory and Application. This semester long course will offer students an overview of how concepts learned in fundamental courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics can be applied to solve problems in the real world.
Biotechnology is another semester long course that is being offered for the second year this year.
In Computer Science 1, we will be teaching students JAVA programming beginning Fall 2015.
In anticipation for the 2016-17 school year and the new AP Computer Science Principles course, we have introduced a new course at the high school called Honors Computer Science Principles where the curriculum followed is that recommended by the College Board for the AP Comp. Sic Principles .