The Science department offers a comprehensive, sequential program of courses designed to intellectually challenge students of all abilities, backgrounds, and interests. In addition to presenting specific concepts, all courses seek to develop scientific curiosity, critical analysis and problem-solving skills. Students are also encouraged to integrate science with other areas of study, to be aware of the social and environmental impact of modern technologies, and to develop sound scientific ethics. The “Honors” and “Advanced” level courses provide a strong and updated interdisciplinary program for students who are highly interested in science and science related careers. The Science department offers students the opportunity to become involved in science related activities outside the classroom such as the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools for Excellence in Science, Medicine and Agriculture, and several “Science Bowl” competitions among others.