Science & Engineering

Sandwich High School
students now have unprecedented opportunities to explore and develop an interest and some expertise in problem-solving and innovation through engineering and science.  The department is not only offering course work in overarching scientific theory (science), but also the practical use of that theory at work in today's world (engineering). Project Lead The Way (PLTW) “Pathways” have been implemented to give students who are interested in possible careers in Engineering or Bio-Medical fields the opportunity to take specific coursework that would create a pathway to career and/or college.  
Laboratory work is a vital part of the science program.



Engineering Pathway


Bio-Medical Pathway

9th Grade

Introduction to Engineering and Design
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences

10th Grade

Principles of Engineering
Biology (if not taken in the 9th grade)
Principles of the Biomedical Science
Biology (if not taken in the 9th grade) Human Body Systems

11th Grade

& 12th Grade

Principles of Engineering Civil Engineering & Architecture
Engineering Design & Development (anticipated 2018)
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences Human Body Systems
Medical Interventions (anticipated 2018)
Biomedical Innovation (anticipated 2018)



Requirements: All students must pass four credits of science which include:

1 credit Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)
or
credit in Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PLTW)
and
1 credit in Biology (MCAS Requirement)

1515 Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

Grade: 9: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)


1580 Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)


1581 Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option) Required Sequence: Concurrent enrollment in college preparatory Mathematics


1582 Principles of the Biomedical Science (PLTW)

Grades 9-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)


1583 Human Body Systems (PLTW)

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)


1510 Earth and Space Science

Grade 9-10:  1 Credit College Prep


1522 Biology

Grade 9-12:  1 Credit College Prep


1523 Biology

Grade 9-12:  1 Credit Honors


1524 Advanced Placement Biology

Grades 10, 11 & 12:  2 Credits Full Year

Required sequence: Successful completion of Biology college prep


1532 Chemistry

Grades 10-12:  1 Credit College Prep

Guidelines: Successful Completion of Biology and Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in Algebra II


1531 Chemistry Honors

Grades 10-12:  1 Credit Honors

Guidelines: Successful Completion of Biology and Completed or Concurrent Enrollment in Algebra II preferably at the honors level


1533 Advanced Placement Chemistry

Grades 11 & 12:  2 Credits Full Year


1530 Introductory Physics

Grades 11 & 12: 1 Credit College Prep

Guidelines:  Successful Completion of Algebra II and/or Concurrent Enrollment in Pre-Calculus


1536 Physics I Honors

Grades 11 & 12: 1 Credit Honors

Guidelines: Successful Completion of Algebra II and Completed or Concurrent Enrollment in Pre-Calculus preferably at the honors level


1537 Physics II Honors

Grades 11 & 12: 1 Credit Honors

Required sequence: Successful Completion of Physics I Honors


1540 Advanced Placement Physics 1

Grades 11 & 12: 2 Credits

College Board recommends that students are enrolled in or have completed Pre-calculus


1547 Advanced Topics in Earth and Space Science

Grades 10-12:  1 Credit Honors

Guidelines: Successful Completion Earth and Space Science or Equivalent


1548 Forensic Science

Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep


Grades 10-12: 1 Credit College Prep


1575  3D Engineering Design with Solidworks

Grades 10-12:  1 Credit College Prep


1571 Environmental Technology

Grades 11 & 12:  1 Credit College Prep (Honors Option)

Guidelines:  Teacher recommendation as course requires extensive field work