Use the chart above in conjunction with the specific course descriptions and prerequisites, and note that typical pathways are shown, but not every possible scenario for student progression through the curriculum.

ASL science students develop an understanding of the essential concepts of science as well as the scientific skills of questioning, analysis, reasoning, and oral and written communication. Through collaborative, inquiry-based class experiences, students demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, including the ability to evaluate evidence and sources of information. They reflect upon results and propose alternate approaches and solutions. All students are challenged by a science education that appeals to and nurtures a sense of curiosity, mental flexibility, skepticism and inquiry. Students investigate real-world issues and public policy. Scientific literacy enables them to critically evaluate issues as informed and active citizens. ASL science students understand the core ideas that form the foundation of science and engage in inquiry and the scientific process. They exhibit scientific habits of mind, understand the connection between science and global issues, and are prepared to participate as informed, active citizens in society.