Curriculum and Instruction

The science department boasts a robust and comprehensive program designed to cater to a diverse array of student interests and academic goals. At the foundation, our core courses rigorously adhere to graduation requirements, ensuring that every student acquires a solid grounding in essential scientific principles. Beyond these foundational studies, the department presents a wealth of opportunities for further exploration and specialization. Students may choose from an array of electives that delve into various scientific disciplines, allowing them to tailor their education to their passions and future aspirations.

Moreover, the department takes pride in offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which enable students to tackle college-level material and potentially earn college credit before even graduating high school. These rigorous courses challenge students and prepare them for the demands of higher education.

The crown jewel of our program is the science research program, which provides a platform for students with a keen interest in scientific inquiry and innovation. This aspect of the department emphasizes hands-on learning, where students can engage in original research projects under the mentorship of experienced educators and experts in their fields. Here, students can develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills that position them for success in post-secondary studies and future careers in the sciences.

Overall, the science department is dedicated to fostering a dynamic and supportive learning environment that encourages intellectual growth, curiosity, and a lasting appreciation for the scientific world.

     • Graduation Requirements (link to NYSED)
     • HCC
     • BHHS
     • Staff Directory
     • Course Offerings
          • Charts - science course offerings
     • Course Selections - Link to the Guidance Course Selection Website
     • Link to Updated department curriculum maps
     • Lab Safety
     • Science Research

Science Department Extra Curricular Initiatives and Projects
Astronomy Club
• Chem. TA
Enable Club
Science Olympiad
     • HCC
     • BHHS
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