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Science & Engineering

Over the course of four years, students proceed through a science course plan that infuses engineering concepts along the way. In 9th grade, students take Biology and visit the Carnegie Science Center Galleries to bring their learning alive each week as well as Duquesne University. In 10th grade, students take Bio-Chemistry and attend weekly labs at Duquesne University. They engage with lab equipment and learn college-level techniques and also receive mentoring from Duquesne University students who work as lab aids. Juniors are offered a physics and engineering class and tackle real-world projects such as bridge building. Introduction to Engineering Design and Introduction to Robotics are some of the science elective offerings as well as Environmental Science. Science isn't required senior year but if a students' post-secondary pathway necessitates a science, tech or engineering course, over 30 dual enrollment classes are at our students' disposal through our four higher education partners.