“Science is at the heart of this country's ability to continue to innovate, lead, and create jobs of the future.  All students - whether they become technicians in a hospital, workers in high-tech manufacturing facility, or Ph.D researchers - must have a solid K-12 science education."

Excerpt from the Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards


The East Hartford High School Science department offers a range of science course sequences to meet the needs and interests of our students. All core science courses are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards which ensures that learning opportunities are designed to allow students to develop scientific literacy and problem solving skills through the process of inquiry. Science coursework is focused on the process of science so that students can discover, interpret and apply scientific knowledge to real world situations. Students are encouraged to develop independence as learners in order to become scientifically literate and informed citizens able to function in an increasingly complex society. 

Understanding New Science Standards