Students entering Belmont High School as freshmen are required to take four years of science. The four years of coursework include Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, in that order. Courses are intended to develop skills in content knowledge, critical analysis, problem solving, inquiry/research, effective communication of scientific ideas, and responsible citizenship. Students may take more than one science course in grades 10, 11 and/or 12, as space allows.
Students take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) science test near the end of their grade 9 science course. Passing is required for graduation competency. A detailed overview of each course offering can be found by clicking on the linked course descriptions below.
More information about all BHS courses and the course selection process can be found here: Course Selection Process.
Belmont High School Program of Studies