The science program at Pomperaug High School is designed to provide students with a wide range of experiences that will foster the development of scientific literacy and reasoning. Through courses offered in the categories of life and physical science, students are challenged to explain various scientific phenomena by applying concepts and thinking critically. As students progress through the program, it is expected they will develop an informed awareness of science-related issues and be equipped to critically examine each through the lens of scientific reasoning. As a result, students will be prepared to meet the expectations required in post-secondary education and in a career.
The years of science must reflect exposure to scientific concepts in the areas of life and physical science. To this end, all students must successfully complete the courses Integrated Earth and Physical Science and Biology. In addition, to fully satisfy all facets of the physical science graduation requirement, students must also successfully complete Chemistry or an equivalent course.
If you have any questions, consult your guidance counselor and/or your science teacher. Level changes at Pomperaug High School are based on teacher recommendation.