Current Science and Engineering Curriculum
Elementary School Curriculum
Elementary students have opportunity to engage in year-long science and engineering with the support of "kits" or hands on instructional materials developed by STC, FOSS, Insights and Engineering is Elementary.
Middle School Curriculum
Middle school students engage year-long science and engineering with the support of STC, FOSS and SEPUP kits. In addition, science courses are integrating NGSS-aligned project-based performance tasks developed by Defined STEM.
High School Curriculum
The district is in the process of adopting new instructional materials fully aligned to the NGSS. A district-wide, high school NGSS Design Team developed NGSS course maps which define the content of three new core courses aligned to the NGSS:
- Biology and the Environment
- Physics in the Universe
- Chemistry in Earth Systems
These new high school courses are rigorous; they meet college admissions requirements, support the 24-credit policy, align to regional career connected learning opportunities, and will prepare students for success on the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science.
All comprehensive high schools also afford students the opportunity to participate in a range of Advanced Placement courses: AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles.
For more information on high school science pathways and course options by grade level, please visit the High School Course Catalog found under QuickLinks on the district's Graduation Requirements page.