In City Schools of Decatur, our vision is: We will build the foundation for all children to be their best, achieve their dreams, and make the world a better place.
We recognize the important role sciences play in ensuring that all children can be their best, achieve their dreams and make the world a better place. In our K-2 schools, students engage in science inquiry through their EL Expeditions. Students have opportunities to ask questions, explore the world around them and learn through a hands-on approach to science learning. In our 3-5 schools, students continue the journey through GA Science standards with their IB Units of Inquiry. Students make conceptual connections to central ideas that are globally significant. In the elementary years, science standards are focused on building foundational understandings in the areas of Physical, Life, and Earth sciences.
As students continue their studies of science in the IB Middle Years Programme at Renfroe Middle School, they engage in a 3-year sequence that includes sixth grade Earth Science, seventh grade Life Science and eighth-grade Physical Science. Science at Decatur High School is based on a physics-chemistry-biology sequence which leads students, over four years, from the simple to the complex.