We believe science education allows students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for making decisions about the natural world and their role in it. We value developing science reasoning skills, increasing understanding of how the world works, fostering curiosity, and building awareness of how the elements of nature impact each other. We offer many opportunities and resources for students to receive help and guidance with specific assignments and general skills. The Resource Center is staffed with science teachers serving students on a drop-in basis and by appointment during the lunch hours. The center is located at the back of the upstairs C wing in C209.
There are also some extra-curricular clubs and teams students can join to showcase their talents.
- Science Olympiad
- Environmental Club
These organizations promote team-building and make an impact on our natural resources. Other programs include a four-day trip to northern Wisconsin as a part of AP Environmental, a bridge-building and rocket launching contest in all physics courses, Physics Day at Great America, and problem-based units in many of the courses.
Three years. Three years is recommended for entry into a four-year university.
Awards and Recognitions
Each year, the Science Department awards excellence through Senior Awards in four areas: the Life Sciences, the Earth and Space Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry. There is also an overall Senior Award for the whole department.
Department Chair: Paul Vandersteen