Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/3/2020 - 7:00 PM
Category: Reports
Type: Info
Subject: 9-12 Science Textbook Recommendation (Ms. Kotowski)
File Attachment:
HS Science Curriculum Adoption.pptx
HS Science Curriculum Adoption-ada.pdf
Summary: A committee of 9-12 Science teachers was formed to review new instructional materials for secondary science. Committee members met to develop the district lens and to review materials. The committee has been working for two years reviewing materials to find appropriate materials for 9-12 students and align with NGSS standards.

The committee has chosen the following for core classes: McGraw Hill INSPIRE for Biology with Earth Science embedded; Chemistry with Earth Science embedded, Earth Science and Physics with Earth Science embedded, and Discover Education Physics for Conceptual Physics. For honor classes the committee recommends McGraw Hill INQUIRY Biology and Chemistry. Selection of materials for AP Science classes will begin during the 2020-21 school year.

The materials were presented to and approved by Curriculum Council at a meeting held on February 24, 2020. Textbooks and materials have been on display and are available for review at the JAESC in Portable F until April 3, 2020.
Recommendation: Staff is presenting this information as a report and is seeking the Board's consent.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Lisa Kotowski - Assistant Superintendent
Signed By:
Cathy Washer - Superintendent