The goal of the Science Department at Chelmsford High School is to promote and engage all students in the Science and Engineering practices through hands-on, community-based, and practical applications to prepare for the rigors of post-secondary academics and professional careers.
All core courses and levels in the Life and Physical Sciences provide core foundations for College-Level coursework. Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered:
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Physics 1
- AP Physics C Mechanics
Through collaborations with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Middlesex Community College, unique offerings include:
Members of the department combine for almost 200 years of classroom experience. They have sound knowledge of the subject areas they teach, activities to engage students with inclusive practices, a genuine desire to continue learning, and immerse themselves in Professional Development to improve their pedagogical skills and content knowledge. Outside of the classroom, our department is active in various building-based clubs, activities, and athletic teams, providing opportunities to further develop well-rounded students. The Chelmsford High School Science Department works to challenge each student to achieve their best.
The Science Department offers coursework at different academic levels. All AP courses are designed, audited, and aligned to College Board standards and may require summer work. Honors courses are by teacher recommendation only and may also require summer work. The recommendation is based upon performance across Science, ELA and Mathematics as the courses are designed to fit the rigor of enrolling in a subsequent AP or college-level science major course. All other courses are listed as College Preparatory (CP). Students must complete 30 credits of lab-based science courses in order to graduate, and all courses meeting the lab-based criteria are listed with the course description. Full placement criteria and NCAA designation is also presented through our Science Program of Studies, which will be hyperlinked here in late January of 2024.
For staff information, please see below