Science Standards are Changing

  • Lexington One provides high-quality science curricula and instruction based on the current science standards for South Carolina. 

    At the elementary level, students are introduced to science topics through an inquiry approach that includes hands-on activities and integration with other subject areas. At the middle school level, students learn about many science topics in the areas of earth, physical and life science. South Carolina science standards are addressed in all grade levels as students are prepared for high school science. At the high school level, Lexington One offers a comprehensive and rigorous science curriculum that allows students a variety of paths to meet individual needs and interests. Advanced Placement science courses are available at all district high schools. All available high school science courses are listed in the district course catalog.

    In fourth and sixth grades, students take the South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) for science. In high school, students take the Biology End of Course Exam that counts as 20% of their overall Biology 1 grade.  Students must pass Biology 1 to graduate high school. 

    If you have any questions or comments about the science curriculum in Lexington County School District One, please contact:

    Dena Fender
    Science, Health and Physical Education Coordinator