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The Hastings-on-Hudson High School Science Department is committed to helping students develop a life-long interest in science through a standards-based curriculum that includes investigation and experimentation. Students will improve their scientific literacy by becoming proficient readers of science text, and be able to interpret and apply course concepts to current scientific issues.  Students will develop an understanding of how science impacts their daily lives.

Based on our department goals, we have designed curriculum to include:

  • opportunities to develop Science College Readiness Skills to prepare students for college and career readiness
  • hands-on experience conducting scientific experiments and opportunities for students to design and conduct their own research
  • strategies to increase comprehension of scientific texts and improve scientific writing skills
  • instruction designed to relate to students' learning styles, interests, skills, and prior knowledge and experience

Melissa Shandroff – Chairperson

Faye Barenfeld

Christina Gagliardi

Austin Hills

Florian Konig

Kevin Ruffler

Deborah Thompson

Marc Zelmanowicz