David Tripp - Department Chair
The Fairfax County Public Schools' high school science program is experientially based with a minimum of 50% of class time spent in laboratory or research-related activities. The integration of technology throughout high school science courses allows students to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret real-time data; conduct research; design science experiments; and explore science concepts through simulation and application software.
The Science Department seeks to offer quality classes that academically enrich students seeking more than just the basic science requirements necessary for graduation. In addition to providing a variety of curriculum, the department will also meet the academic needs of the diverse student population.
The Science Department is committed to achieving the following goals:
- Create an atmosphere of educational excellence and a desire for individual student achievement.
- Develop students into effective problem solvers, capable decision makers and responsible, educated citizens.
- To make FCHS students and staff visible to the surrounding community as scientifically trained people through events such as the Science Fair, the Science Olympiad, and other special events.
The following are various resources that we found helpful to our students:
FCPS Science Page
FCPS SOL Training & Remediation Page
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