"Understanding the world is a kind of joy..."
                                     -Carl Sagan

The goals of the Science Departmentare to nurture an enjoyment of science, to understand its use in oureveryday life, to foster an active awareness of the role science playsin local and global environmental issues and to help students manage theincreasing volume of scientific information.

Full-year courses include Biology, Human Anatomy, Marine Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, Environmental Earth Science, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Placement Physics (calculus-based), Integrated Science, and the Science Research Program.   Semester courses include Environmental Science, Impacts and Issues of Science and Technology, Nutrition and Exercise Science, and Forensic Science.  Other programs that students may take for credit include the Science Mentorship Program, and Studies in Subtropical Ecosystems (Bermuda program).

All courses emphasize the development of scientific skills needed for living in an increasingly technological society. These include reasoning and thinking skills, problem-solving, technical writing and reading scientific materials. All laboratory courses stress the mastery of proper laboratory techniques. In addition, good mathematical skills are important tools for chemistry and physics.

Scientific Skills Benchmarks - Students will:

Formulate a testable hypothesis and design and carry out an experiment that reflects the logical connections to the scientific concepts guiding the hypothesis

Use technology to collect and analyze data. Use mathematical tools and models to guide and improve the posing of questions, gathering of data, constructing explanations and communicating results

Propose an explanation of a scientific investigation that is logically consistent and abides by the rules of evidence

Communicate explanations and findings effectively: write and follow procedures; express concepts; review, interpret, and summarize data; create and interpret charts and diagrams; speak clearly and logically; and construct an explanation.


Name Courses
Angelo Amato Department Chair/Physics
Laura Alsdorf Forensics/Chemistry
Margaret Ardwin Science Tutor
John Benvenuti Biology/Nutrition and Exercise
Deborah Best Biology
Brenda Burt Environmental Earth Science/AP Environmental Science
 Jacqueline Cappiello   Biology/Integrated Science
Valerie Cournoyer Biology/Marine Biology
Deborah Day Science Research
Karl Duyck Environmental Earth Science
Benjamin Francois
Thom Jacobs
AP Chemistry
Margret Ardwin Science Tutor
John Laliberte Chemistry
Vincent Lazzaro Physics/AP Physics
Bruce Marien Chemistry
Patricia Nevolis Human Anatomy and Physiology
Alison Nork Environmental Earth Science
Janet O'Donnell Biology
Laura Osowiecki Chemistry/Biology
Catherine Piscitelli
Science Research/Human Biology
Sarah Reeves
Biology/Environmental Science/Impacts and Issues
Laura Roessler Chemistry
John Sisson
Science Intervention
Reidun Wallin Physics/Science Technology & Engineering          
Derek Wilson AP Biology/Science Technology & Engineering