The primary goal for this content area focuses on providing a challenging, exploratory learning environment. The scientific method is applied through hands-on labs, field trips and an annual science fair. Areas of study include Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science. Students have the ability to earn high school credit for Honors Physical Science.
Students in the middle grades engage in two types of special area classes: exploratory wheel and elective. The exploratory wheel courses allow students to gain exposure to critical components of a well-rounded education. Students are enrolled in one wheel course per quarter. Sixth grade wheel courses are designed to meet the developmental needs of the students during their transition year to middle school. Seventh and eighth grade wheel courses are designed to expand students’ knowledge and experience. Elective courses are designed to provide students with a diverse list of choices within a specialized content area. Examples of electives are: robotics, marine biology, and entomology. Beyond these electives, the middle school offers Spanish I for high school credit.