High School Scope and Sequence - Science
Quality science education is based on standards that are rich in content and practice, with aligned curricula, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher preparation and development. It has been nearly 15 years since the National Research Council and the American Association for Advancement in Science produced the seminal documents on which most state standards are based. Since that time, major advances in science and our understanding of how students learn science have taken place and need to be reflected in state standards. The time is right to advance toward Next Generation Science Standards. (Source: http://www.nextgenscience.org/)
At CHS, the Science Department offers instruction at three academic levels. Level 1 Honors courses are by teacher recommendation only. The recommendation is based upon performance in both science and math. The student should also have exhibited a sincere interest in science or mathematics. Level 1 Honors courses are for the self-motivated and academically mature students. It is assumed that the Level 1 Honors science student is also in Level 1 Honors math course. Level 2 (H2) courses are for college bound students. Level 2 Honors science students should also be enrolled in, at least, a level 2 math course. Any student intending to go to a four year college, no matter what career goal, should take Level 2 or higher science courses.