K-12 Science Department
Department Chairperson: Josh Loveland
732-776-2200 Ext. 5462
Welcome to the Science Department. At Neptune High School, we offer Geophysical Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Our elective offerings include Marine Science, Environmental Science, Advanced Environmental Science, Forensics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics. All of the science courses have embraced the Scientific and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards. Students will discover interesting scientific concepts through hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Students are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of additional science-based programs including Medical JumpStart, Environmental JumpStart, Engineering JumpStart, Mini Medical Academy, and the Mini Engineering Academy.
At the elementary and middle school levels, classes takes an integrated approach to teaching Science. Students will study aspects of Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. When engaged in Science, teachers promote student-centered, inquiry-based activities that meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards and New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Additionally, through middle school electives and elementary units that promote exploration of our local woodlands, SummerWood, students are exposed to environmental issues that impact our world. Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are offered an introduction to environmental issues impacting Monmouth and Ocean Counties with a focus on Neptune Township, through an Environmental Science elective. Students will take field trips to key local destinations to see the problems first hand. For the Blue Environmental Sciences, these trips will include the use of the district’s A.N.S.W.E.R. boat to explore the Shark River, the inlet, and the Atlantic Ocean. Students will work on a culminating projects to propose solutions to the issues they find.