The science faculty strives to promote within our students the development of sound scientific reasoning, tempered, and enriched by the Christian ideals perpetuated by our entire school community.
We believe that a mastery of the fundamental insights revealed by the scientific community, both past and present, is necessary for an adequate understanding and appreciation of our material universe. In addition, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of, and skills in, the process of science investigation.
To accomplish these goals, students are expected to master basic scientific principles within a context of experimentation, problem formulation and solving, discussion, data evaluation, and scientific communication. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of data, and the subsequent construction of cohesive relationships, predicted outcomes, and/or feasible hypotheses. Students are challenged to utilize the scientific method of reasoning. These skills will prove to be both applicable and beneficial throughout their educational and personal experience.
The faculty also recognizes that science is a dynamic field of endeavor, influenced by and profoundly impacting the pervading culture, thus, the historical role of science in the shaping of society, as well as future influence is well addressed in our curriculum. Students are encouraged to express their well-considered opinions or reactions, within an atmosphere of acceptance and respect, which we believe is another hallmark of effective science teaching. The Christian philosophy, so central to our educational goals, serves as a firm basis for students to evaluate these ongoing influences.
In recognition of the inherent differences among individual academic ability, our students are directed into the appropriate courses, enabling them to effectively build self esteem and to continue their pursuit of excellence. A variety of extracurricular science activities are also promoted and made available to students who wish to enrich their understanding of science beyond that offered in the curriculum.
Ultimately, a graduate of our science program will have been exposed to the fundamental concepts, technologies, methods of inquiry, and societal impacts which will enable him to find hid desired niche in the community.
2018-19 Courses Include:
- Biology (Honors)
- AP Biology
- Chemistry (Honors)
- Chemistry II
- AP Chemistry
- Physics (Honors)
- AP Physics
- Environmental Science