Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Eric Van Slyke
Supervisor of Science
The Supervisor of Science provides administrative and instructional leadership in the planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of effective programs in science.
The Allegany County Public School System science curriculum provides the organization and structure for what a student is to know and be able to do by the end of a course. The basis for each high school curriculum is identified for Earth/Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science. Maryland will begin the process of transitioning to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Full implementation of the new curriculum will be during the 2017-18 school year.
System Beliefs about Science
- Science is for all students.
- All students must have the opportunity to attain high levels of scientific literacy. Scientific literacy means being able to use scientific knowledge and ways of thinking in daily life. Scientific literacy ensures the ability of our students to participate fully as informed citizens and decision-makers in a scientific and technological world.
- Learning science is an active process.
- Students learn science by describing objects and events and asking questions.
- Students learn science by acquiring knowledge and building explanations of natural phenomena.
- Students learn science by testing those explanations in many different ways, and communicating their ideas to others. This allows students to actively develop an understanding of science by combining scientific knowledge with reasoning and thinking skills.
- The goal of science is for students to recognize that science is more than a body of knowledge. It is a way of investigating.
- Students have the opportunity to examine the impact science has and will continue to have on society.
Evergreen Heritage Center is a major partner with ACPS.The video below will give you a glimpse of what is offered at EHC.
Aquaculture in Action
Fort Hill High School and Washington Middle School are participating for ACPS.
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Application
This scholarship program is intended to support promising high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in an approved engineering program and who live in communities where Electronic Systems is a major presence.
High-technology companies across the nation, like Northrop Grumman, continue to face a critical shortage of specialized engineering personnel we need for our businesses. Through this scholarship effort, we hope to motivate some of the brightest and best students with a background and interest in math and science to consider the engineering professions.
Scholarships of $10,000 over the course of four years* ($2,500 a year) will be awarded by Northrop Grumman to qualified graduating high school seniors per the following:
One  scholarship in each of Maryland's 23 counties and  in the city of Baltimore
Mountain Ridge High School Pre-Hydraulic Baseline Water Quality Data CollectionStudents from Mountain Ridge High School, with State Farm’s support, will supply reliable and unbiased information to the public so that rational decisions can be made regarding hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. We will collect pre-fracking baseline water quality data on the water supply of Frostburg, which serves 12,000 people. All data and other fracking related research will be reported by students at public City and County meetings.