Showcasing the Pride of Methacton

April 2019

Feature of the Month: Science Program

As part of our monthly “Showcasing the Pride of Methacton” newsletter, the Methacton School District is pleased to feature Science in this April edition.

Methacton's Science program is, arguably, one of our most popular and most recognized core academic offerings in the District. The outstanding educational base provided throughout the primary years leads to exploratory and project-based learning in the middle grades, and then to a collegiate level of rigor in our Honors and AP-rich high school curriculum. The program gives us an extreme sense of pride in our student achievements, and an appreciation for the commitment of our highly-talented teachers.

Our resource-rich Science program provides access to laboratory and field experimentation, rigorous theory with applicable individual and group-based projects, a Planetarium for exploring our universe, and access to various competitive activities that contribute to the state, national, and international recognition of our program and our students.

The Science program at Methacton is organized to help students learn the processes, skills, and body of scientific knowledge necessary to excel in our increasingly technical world. The program is committed to fostering the development of students’ interests in contemporary issues in all major scientific disciplines. It also prepares students to work closely with teachers to build on the knowledge, skills, and values they need to be successful after high school, trade school, college and beyond. The curriculum is grounded in solving for real world issues. The classroom and laboratory projects stretch the boundaries of knowledge and practice for student achievement.

MHS Science Courses

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In the high school, the Science program is divided into six specific programs of study. Students may choose among: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Oceanography, and Anatomy and Physiology, with Honors, AP, and other accelerated course options available. Methacton High School also offers valuable opportunities to join various clubs, including the Science Fair Team and Electric Car Club.

Arcola Intermediate, Skyview Upper Elementary, and the 4 lower elementary schools also play an important role in developing foundational knowledge and inquisitiveness of our students by leveraging the four Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical-thinking and Creativity.