The Science Department offers a wide selection of courses designed to advance the interests and abilities of all students. Students will be empowered to apply academic skills in their course work both in the Science Department and other core content areas as well.
It is the Overland-Prairie Campus expectation that our students will be prepared for college, the workforce, and life in our society. To ensure this, our focus in science is that every student leaves us with the skills they need to be successful in a world of ever-increasing scientific and technological issues and innovations.
At Prairie, students will be engaged in a rigorous program that covers the Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, and the Biological Sciences in a balanced approach in sixth through eighth grade. At Overland, we strongly recommend that every college-bound student enroll in a sequence of science classes that includes a balanced selection of coursework in biological sciences, chemistry and physics. Students with interests in particular fields of science are encouraged to enroll in multiple science classes in a given semester, thereby balancing the recommended classes with their areas of interest. The Overland-Prairie Campus promotes the sciences through inquiry to have students generate questions, explore and interpret what they see, stimulate the appetites for explanation and experience the thrill of scientific discovery!