The students within the Science Department at Mountain Pointe High School shall use critical thinking skills to solve problems, become environmentally responsible, and develop an awareness of Science Technologies. Our classes focus on the Scientific Method for problem solving. Every student is expected to be a valuable member of a team by working in a cooperative relationship within the lab and classroom.
Students are expected to demonstrate upper level reasoning skills and be open-minded with opportunities that challenge them to ask why in laboratory activities. Students are expected to maintain a safe and orderly environment within the classroom and laboratory setting by properly organizing materials and equipment. Understanding Man's effect on the environment, developing an awareness of the interrelationships within our biosphere and how advances and dependence on Science technology effects and changes the world.
The proper use of Scientific laboratory equipment and the Integration of computer technology within the Science program is an important goal at Mountain Pointe. We also try to make students aware of career opportunities and preparatory requirements within the Sciences.
2012-2013 Science Department Goals
- We will decrease the amount of students that fall far below and approach on the Science AIMS by 5% each year by developing a system during academic lab to re-teach the concepts students are not meeting.
- 80% of our students will score 75% or higher on their written explanation and data interpretation on the lab report rubric by the end of the 2nd semester.
- We will create 5 relevant and engaging homework assignments to increase student homework completion by 50%.
- We will give a pre and post math assessment and we will increase the student’s score by 10% at the end of the year by collaborating with the Math Department.