• eric vanslyke
    Name: Dr. Eric VanSlyke, Science Supervisor    
    Phone: 301-759-2405 
    Name: Kimberly Hotchkiss
    Phone: 301-759-2062              
    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 curricula 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 construction explanations of natural phenomena.
    • Students learn science by testing those explanations many different ways, and communicating their ideas to others. This allows students to actively develop 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.

Science Curriculum

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  • Evergreen Heritage Center is a major partner with ACPS.  
    The video below will give you a glimpse of what is offered at EHC. 
  • Students from Mountain Ridge High School under the direction of teacher Tom Kozikowksi, along with State Farm’s support, are supplying reliable and unbiased information to the public so that rational decisions can be made regarding hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

    Click on the video heading below for more information.

Science Documents