Welcome to the
Office of Science
The Office of Science embraces the philosophy of A Framework of K-12 Science Education (2012). We envision students engaged in science learning through the Three Dimensional Framework of Science: (i.e. science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas).
The mission of the Office of Science is to provide content rich, inquiry-based, hands-on student centered science experiences where students are prepared for college and career.
Atlanta Public Schools goals for science education are to educate students who are able to:
a) experience the richness and excitement of knowing about and understanding the natural world;
b) use appropriate habits of mind and understandings of the nature of science and scientific principles in making personal decisions;
c) engage intelligently in public discourse and debate about matters of scientific and technological concern; and
d) increase their economic productivity and personal responsibility through their knowledge, understanding, and skills as environmentally, scientifically, and technologically literate persons in their careers and personal endeavors.