ScienceDistrict Supervisor: Jennifer GramblePhone: (856) 227-4100 ext 4300Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVP: Dan BeaverPhone: (856) 227-4100 ext 4058Email: email@example.com
Welcome to Highland's Science DepartmentScience for all Learners
It is the intention of the BHPRSD to graduate all of its students with the scientific knowledge, skills and habits of mind needed to be lifelong-learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators and wise decision-makers. The Science Department creates opportunities for students to safely explore the life, physical, earth, and space sciences. Through the many different course offerings in the department, we work each day to make them well rounded, scientifically literate citizens ready to meet the ever-changing world in which we live.
Physics First Philosophy
21st century learning demands emphasis on STEM knowledge as careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continue to grow. It is essential for the students of Black Horse Pike Regional School District to be prepared for life after high school. After assessing the needs of our students, we have decided to change the course sequence for science. Starting in September 2018, all freshman will be enrolled in a physics course that builds upon their knowledge of Algebra. Teaching physics to freshman provides increased exposure to higher-level content that challenges them to think more critically about real-world problems. By enhancing our students’ critical thinking skills at the start of their high school experience, we can build upon the depth of their understanding in subsequent courses, thus empowering them in a variety of formats related to STEM content. The change in sequence also allows the science department to engage in more cross-curricular planning with the other departments in the district.
Science sequences starting with the Class of 2022
(Students may move between tracks as long as the meet the requirements (found in District Program of Studies) for the course.