Welcome to the Science Department at Benet Academy. I am a graduate of Benet and have taught science here for 25 years.
Although three years of science are required for graduation, most students will take four years.
In keeping with the mission of Benet Academy, the science department:
1) prepares students for admission to college and success in science and related courses on the collegiate level by exposing students to major concepts in biology, chemistry and physics, offering extensive study in advanced and AP courses, and increasing time management skills;
2) cultivates a respect and appreciation for all life and teaches students academic honesty;
3) increases critical reasoning and quantitative reasoning skills to develop life-long learners and seekers of knowledge;
4) seeks to spark an interest in students and allow them to become critical observers as they integrate science and technology to evaluate social issues that they encounter as good citizens.
Science Department teachers collaborate to explore new options that enhance learning and to develop a curriculum that challenges the student to think critically. In addition, there are many opportunities for the student who needs more individual attention to obtain help outside of class. With a state of the art facility, 200 years of teaching experience, 90% of the faculty with advanced degrees, and many years of professional experience in their respective disciplines, the science teachers bring real life applications to the classroom. Our varied laboratory investigations allow students to develop analytical skills that enhance problem solving and see everyday connections.
For the student whose science interest extends beyond the classroom, the Science Alliance Club meets weekly and allows its members to compete against other schools in a variety of events.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to prepare your child for his/her post-high school years. If you have any questions about the science program, please contact me. You may read more about our classes in the curriculum guide.