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Utilizing a “physics first” approach in the core scope and sequence, students learn in manner that is a re-sequencing of traditional high school science courses. It is the belief of the department that a mastery of basic physics concepts are crucial to the understanding of chemical structures. Furthermore, in order to understand modern molecular biology and biochemical processes in cells, students need a solid background in both physics and chemistry.
Scientific literacy assumes an increasingly important role in the context of globalization. The rapid pace of technological advances, access to an unprecedented wealth of information, and the pervasive impact of science and technology on day-to-day living require a depth of understanding that can be enhanced through quality science education. In the 21st century, science education focuses on the practices of science that lead to a greater understanding of the growing body of scientific knowledge that is required of citizens in an ever- changing world.
Students are required to apply scientific thinking to problems on all levels. Hands-on investigations are essential in education of science processes and methodologies. Therefore, all science classes and all advanced placement courses include a laboratory component; meaningful learning experiences that promote the ability to ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from natural curiosity about everyday things and occurrences. More importantly, students are empowered to evaluate claims on the basis of evidence and explore connections between science and modern society.
STEM Academy High School offers the following courses: Advanced Studies Physics, Advanced Studies Honors Physics, AP Physics 1, Advanced Studies Chemistry, Advanced Studies Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Advanced Studies Biology, Advanced Studies Honors Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science and Forensics.
In past years, the Science Department has supported students who have participated in the annual Project SEED competition,
 
High School Faculty:
Tahseena Abdul-Majeed
Richard Cella
Donata Nicholas
Tatanya Hodges
Elvin Wong
Melissa Sheridan
 

Middle School Faculty:
Dawn Nichol – 6th grade science
Denise Clarke-Myers – Engineering/Technology