In 2006-07, Fenway’s science team undertook an in-depth curriculum review, partially in response to initiatives that emerged from whole-school strategic planning in 2005-06, and partially because of the implementation of new MCAS tests in science. Several decisions were made as a result of the review:
All freshmen will study physics, using the Physics, A First Course as the basic curriculum. Freshmen will take the physics MCAS in the spring.
Chemistry and biology will be taught in 10th and 11th grade, on a rotating basis.
Seniors will continue to focus on their individual Science Fair projects in the fall, and study integrated science units in the spring.
Fenway should continue to emphasize the learning and practice of the scientific method by holding science fairs at all grade levels.