The cornerstone of instruction at 9th and 10th grades is an integrated physical science course that includes the study of Earth Science, Chemistry and Physics. Upperclassmen participate in a Science Research Course in addition to AP Science and AP Math offerings. The Science Research Course is geared toward developing scientific habits of mind, as well as integrating math, writing, and communication skills into scientific experimentation.
The AOS will build a mentorship program with local and regional science organizations, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at Janelia Farms. Plans include student participation in research at the AOS as well as in the scientific community. The faculty of the AOS in collaboration with staff at HHMI hopes to develop a national model for teaching inquiry-based, interdisciplinary science and math. The selection of the AOS faculty was based on their academic achievement in math and science, their interest in inquiry-based teaching, and their willingness to work with unique students. All staff members have advanced degrees; a number of the staff come to the AOS with extensive experience in private industry and research.
The mission of the LCPS Academy of Science is to provide an academic environment where students are encouraged to develop creative scientific endeavors of their own design, while having the opportunity to pursue a rich, well-rounded high school experience. A student at the Academy of Science will acquire skills to ask sophisticated scientific questions and conduct research and experimentation, to explore the interconnections between the sciences, math, and the humanities, to read, write, and communicate at a level that is required of university students, and to develop perspectives to assess the impact of scientific advancements on society.
His contributions to education have been extensive, serving on multiple advisory boards including the Cornell Institute of Biology Teachers and the
We encourage you to visit our program to meet with our faculty and students. Please share this information with your colleagues as well as the faculty of your math and science programs. Our current seniors are in the process of completing college applications; all student transcripts will include a school profile from their home high school as well as a profile from the
Students interested in applying to The Academy of Science for admission for the 2013-2014 school year: Part 1 of the application is currently available on line. Part 1 of the Application must be submitted no later than September 26th, 2012 at 11:59pm. Please click here to obtain more information about the application process and registration for the PSAT test required of all applicants. To review the Admissions Presentation please click here.
If your 8th grader is wanting to attend AOS in the fall of 2013, please contact Mrs. Loretta Jacoby at Loretta.Jacoby@lcps.org for the most up to date information.