Science

The mission of the secondary science program is to educate all students to be scientifically literate and responsible citizens.
The goal of science education is to  develop scientifically literate citizens who understand and apply the knowledge and processes of science. It encourages a positive attitude toward solving problems and a curiosity to understand and appreciate the impact of science and technology on the natural world and on society.

Science is more than a body of facts, a set of principles, or a collection of sophisticated tools. It is a structured, creative, and active method of asking and answering questions. An effective framework for teaching science must be based on knowledge of scientific principles and on an understanding of logical thought processes. Effective science education requires a developmentally appropriate and sequential program that stresses problem solving and inquiry through laboratory experiences and a variety of learning activities. Effective science education will help students become informed adults capable of responsible decisions, independent action and teamwork. It will enable all students to develop an understanding of the interconnections between science and technology and the shared human responsibility to preserve and improve life on earth. The courses below are available in the grade levels indicated, please see the full description of each course for specific prerequisites and details.

Staff

Gail Banwell

Physics Teacher

Bill Condon

Chemistry Teacher

Karen Contorno

Biology Teacher

Timothy Decker

Biology Teacher

Mary Edwards

Chemistry Teacher

Keely Flynn Connery

Physics Teacher

Patrick Foley

Biology Teacher

Leslie Hadra

Chemistry Teacher

Virgil Handberry

Biology Teacher, Marine Science Teacher

Timothy Kessler

Earth Science Teacher, Science Department Supervisor

Erik Kolodziej

Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Jennifer Lewis

Earth Science Teacher

Bonnie Mayer

Biology Teacher, Chemistry Teacher

Michael McGarry

Earth Science Teacher

Andrew Plantz

Biology Teacher

Marc Richard

Earth Science Teacher

Marcy Zacchea

Biology Teacher