As we continue to look for ways to infuse more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based courses into our curricula, we will work together with Allentown High School as a means to provide our students with a wonderful opportunity. With the help of the administration and Dr. Fitzpatrick’s support, next year we are able to offer 8th grade students an opportunity to enroll in a new course, Exploring Biotechnology, which will be taught at the high school, prior to the start of the middle school day.
The major purpose of this course is to introduce students to the world of agriscience, the pathways they may pursue, and the science, mathematics, reading, and writing components they will use throughout the curriculum. Students participating in the Exploring Biotechnology course will experience exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and power systems. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions and learning.
If you are interested in applying for this course, please pick up an application from the main office. Applications are due by June 9th. Also, if you were unable to attend our information session and would like more information, please email Ms. Negro at firstname.lastname@example.org.