Science can inform, enrich, and even save our lives. We believe that science is a lifelong endeavor. The science faculty is dedicated to offering a program of science education that will prepare the student for a lifetime of curiosity. A core curriculum of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Earth Science, and Physics has a strong laboratory component. Each core course provides a distinct manner of analyzing natural phenomena. Through their studies in science, students build the tools that scientists use to explain the world around us.
All 9th-grade students will take Biology as their first high school science course. The Biology course prepares students to pass the state science graduation requirement through the MCAS Biology exam at the end of the school year. All 10th-grade students will move on to chemistry. For Grade 11 students, options broaden to Environmental Earth Science, Physics, and 3 different AP Science Courses. Full-year Environmental Earth Science, Physics, Honors Engineering by Design, all 4 AP Science Courses, and Human Anatomy & Physiology are options for grade 12 students. Grade 12 students can also choose from a list of semester-long courses that focus on different areas of science; Oceanography, Forensics, Environmental Science & Animal Behavior.
Advanced Placement courses and elective courses enable students to pursue more concentrated studies in a particular area of interest. AP courses provide students with their first experience of a rigorous college course in science. The electives enrich the experience of the study of science and encourage students to pursue science careers. The students of Framingham High School have a science program that will start them on a path of discovery and encourage sustainability, curiosity, responsibility, and inclusion.
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