The science program offers a number of pathways for students to follow during their high school years. At the high school level, courses are offered with a number of purposes in mind, beyond meeting graduation requirements. Some of these are general intellectual development, preparation for college-level study in science, preparation for college level study in science, development of personal interests, and pre-vocational pursuits. Some students will want to elect one of the second-year honors or AP courses that are quite demanding and will require a strong commitment of time and effort. All science courses reflect the Massachusetts State Science Frameworks. All courses in this department address Student Learning Expectations 1, 2, 3, and 4.