Okaloosa focuses on science

Take a moment to read this recent newspaper story: Okaloosa to up the ante for science classes

“All kids are going to have to dig deeper in science to get that high school diploma, so we knew we had to make some changes,” she said.

In high school, the more remedial-type science classes have been eliminated. Students will either take regular, advanced or accelerated science classes.

Each course at all grade levels will emphasize hands-on activities to ensure students remain engaged.

The activities are possible largely because of community partners such as the Air Force Research Lab and the Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base have offered people and money to support the change.

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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