The Science Department offers courses to meet the needs of students at all levels. In every course, students are encouraged to think for themselves and apply scientific methods in the solution of problems. Learning is accomplished through the use of a wide variety of laboratory and classroom experiences. The courses offered in the department are designed to provide each student with a basic role in everyday life experiences. Advanced students are offered college-level material in their junior and senior years.
For all courses which end in a Regents examination, satisfactory laboratory reports for 30 periods of laboratory experiences is required:
(1) For entrance into the regents examination
(2) To pass the course
(3) To retake the course in summer school.
In addition, laboratory reports must be completed and submitted within the time period determined by the subject teacher but in no case be more than 15 school days after the completion of the laboratory work. A minimum of 70% of the labs must be completed each marking period to receive a passing grade for the marking period.