Welcome to the Science Department
Explore the nature of science.
Empower students to investigate the physical and biological world around them.
Achieve the skills necessary to solve problems using the scientific method.
High school science offerings continue the program begun in earlier grades to develop scientifically literate students who understand how science, technology, and society interact and who are able to use this knowledge to solve problems every day. Courses emphasize acquiring facts, concepts, attitudes, and process skills which foster the development and practice of scientific thinking. The curriculum prepares students for advanced study in science and professional careers and for entry into technological schools and jobs.
To email a teacher, click on their name for a web form. To view the corresponding curriculum documents, click on the title of the class.
Full-year – 1 credit courses: Grade
3000, 3010 Physical Science 9
3040, 3050, 3060 Biology 10
The following courses are recommended for grades 11-12. They are offered to students in Grades 10-12 if prerequisites are met.
3240 AP Biology 10-12
3080, 3090 Chemistry 10-12
3120 Societal Issues in Chemistry 10-12
3140 AP Chemistry 10-12
3160 Physics 10-12
3180 AP Physics 10-12
3200 Conceptual Physics 10-12
3220 Anatomy and Physiology 10-12
3235 Biotechnology 10-12
3265 Marine Science 10-12
Semester – ½ credit courses:
3270 Marine Science 10-12
3281 Selected Topics in Science I 10-12
3282 Selected Topics in Science II 10-12
3221 Anatomy and Physiology of Athletics 10-12
3320 Invertebrate Zoology 10-12
3325 Vertebrate Zoology 10-12
3230 The Human Body 10-12
3330 Forensic Science 12
3335 CSI East Haven (2nd semester only) 12
3340 CAPT Science—Spring 12
Engineering Project Lead the Way Certified
Full-year – 1 credit
6880 Introduction to Engineering Design 9-12
6970 Principles of Engineering 9-12
6975 Civil and Architectural Engineering 10-12
6980 Digital Electronics 10-12
To prevent injury to students and staff, and to minimize damage to equipment and personal effects, each student will be required to read and sign a statement regarding conduct in the laboratory and general safety rules. Failure to comply with these lab safety rules could lead to students being removed from the lab and losing credit and a grade for the activity.