• K-5

    Science units aligned with national and state standards are taught across the year in rotation with Social Studies and Health units.

    We are currently in the process of field testing new Science materials in anticipation of a new Science curriculum adoption in an upcoming school year.

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  • 9-12

    Below are the courses offered for 9-12 Science:

    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • AP/IB Science Courses

    PPS is also committed to incorporating learning for students about Climate Change and Climate Justice.

    In addition, PPS is engaged with the Portland Metro Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Partnership.

    All High School science courses are in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards and Oregon State Standards.

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  • 6-8

    2023-24 is the 3rd year of implementation of Science Education for Public Education Program (SEPUP), 3rd edition, a part of UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. SEPUP is an issues-oriented science curriculum that incorporates real societal issues as the foundation for student investigations and observations. These issues become the anchoring phenomenon used to engage students in hands-on tasks, in alignment with the 3-dimensional learning of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

    • Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs)
    • Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs)
    • Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCCs)
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