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.