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Program Overview:

GHS Science and Tech Faculty

The GHS Science department provides a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of all students. With over 35 different courses, our science course offerings rival that of small colleges. Core courses include biology, chemistry, and physics, all taught at multiple levels to accommodate all students. GHS also offers many elective courses, including popular courses in marine biology and forensics. We also provide six different Advanced Placement (AP) courses and two UCONN Early College Experience (ECE) courses. Finally, GHS is proud to house an award winning science research program where students regularly produce projects that compete favorably at national and international science competitions. Beyond the curriculum, opportunities are available for student participation in club activities, field trips, meetings with scientists, and team and individual competitions with students from other schools.

For a full overview of the courses offered by the Science Department, please see the GHS Course of Study Guide

For a quick glance at the sequencing of courses over four years in the Science department, please review the 8th Grade Parent Orientation Handout and the Science Course Selection Guide


Program Contact Information:

Mr. Shawn Hoyt
Program Administrator

Ms. Susan Herrmann
Administrative Assistant
(203) 625-8022

The best way to contact a teacher is via email. Please see the Staff Directory for email addresses.

Science, Math and Technology Awards:

The Science, Math and Technology Awards Ceremony is an annual celebration of students who demonstrated exemplary performance in their respective STEM courses.


Assessment Information:

The GHS Science Department administers the Next Generation Science Standards assessment each Spring to 11th graders.  

Students may want to review additional materials on physics-based and Earth & Space-based concepts prior to taking the NGSS test.