Hello LA Families!
The new LA Bookstore is live, and you can begin creating an account and ordering books for summer reading and assignments. Please note that student schedules for the 2019-2020 will be complete later this month, and you will be notified when that process is complete and when to begin ordering books for classes. To create an account, click the person icon at the top right hand of the screen, and then click create account. If there are questions or problems with access, please contact Mike Culley (email@example.com) or Tanya Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Science Department offers students courses and activities designed to allow them to interact with science as a discipline, experience empirical inquiry as a method of investigation and a way of knowing, and become informed about the ways in which science affects their lives. Emphasis is placed on the process of science so that the student can discover and interpret scientific knowledge, develop positive attitudes and interests related to science and scientists, and recognize that these behaviors can be applied in making decisions in an age influenced by science and technology. Our goal, in addition to the acquisition of information, is for students to become scientifically literate. They should learn to ask questions like “What is the evidence?” “How do we know?” and “How do we find out?”
As a result, you will find that we stress understanding over memorization and depth over breadth. Because we are driven, like our most successful students, by our passionate interest in science, we offer a range of courses in which our students are able to explore many areas of science. All science courses include a lab-based component. The honors sequence meets the needs of the strong science student.