The Long Beach School District’s Science Program is aligned to the NYS Math, Science, and Technology Learning Standards and the NYS Core Curricula.
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/pub/intersci.pdf (right click and save)
Secondary biological and physical science (9-12)
Science education in the secondary schools begins with an overview of
physical science and engineering in 6th grade, followed by life sciences
and then earth sciences in the final year of middle school. As
students journey through the sciences, they make connections among the
disciplines and engage in an independent research project every year,
culminating in the annual Science Symposium. Accelerated eighth grade
students take Regents Earth Science and sit for the regents in June.
The high school offers a variety of courses in the life and physical
sciences to provide students with a complete experience in science. All
of our students are encouraged to take the International Baccalaureate
and Advanced Placement courses in science. Highly motivated high school
students are also encouraged to enroll in our rigorous research program,
which offers students an opportunity to perform authentic scientific
research as a part of their high school experience. Our research
students compete throughout the United States and have enjoyed great
success in the competitions.
The science department of the Long Beach Public Schools is dedicated to
helping our students understand the natural world through a process of
scientific inquiry. When students learn using inquiry-based science they
are using the same ideas and methods that scientists do when they are
conducting scientific research. Through this process our students will
meet the rigorous new state standards and learn the essential skills of
The New York State Board of Regents adopted the next generation of the
New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards
(http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sci/nyssls.html) in December 2016,
and the standards are effective July 2017. Implementation of the
standards will occur over a several year period, with this school year
concerned with professional development of educators.
Students test DNA at the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory.
Students are observing several harbor seals in the wild of Jones Bay after a presentation about seal ecology by New York State Parks naturalists.