High School Science Department
Gates Chili High School science classes are designed to prepare students to be college and career ready by exposing them to the necessary knowledge and essential skills as they grow into 21st-century learners. Our instruction is based on the Common Core and New York State Curriculum Standards. Our intention is to challenge all students with high-quality instruction in science education. Science classes engage students through hands-on laboratory experiments, problem-solving, critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, collaboration, creativity, and using innovative technology.
In order to be college and career ready, the Gates-Chili science department STRONGLY ENCOURAGES all students to enroll in four years of science, consisting of the four CORE science classes (Physics, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology). These courses each culminate with the NYS Regents examination and require successful completion of 1200 minutes of documented laboratory work.