Science Academies

Welcome to NATOMAS ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Phone: 916-641-4960

Fax: 916-641-5455

E-mail: NatomasAcademyofSciences@gmail.com

Welcome to Natomas High School's Academy of Sciences.

  • Are you interested in the sciences?
  • Do you enjoy hands-on labs, scientific inquiry, field study, and/or the practical application of science theory to technology and engineering?
  • Are you committed to challenging yourself with a rigorous academic education?
  • Do you wish to become part of a community of students and staff like yourself?

What is STEM?

STEM, Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics, is an interdisciplinary and applied science strand where the creation of structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes is used to learn science content.  Science courses include a minimum of two core sciences (Biology and Chemistry) and two applied sciences (Physics and Engineering). The program theme is the creative application of science and technology in order to solve society’s problems, and participants will receive first-hand experiences in creating these solutions.  Labs, research projects, critical thinking and analysis, and personal involvement are instructional components of each science course in this program. California science standards for Biology, Chemistry and Physics are covered. The program culminates in development of a senior portfolio and the award of the STEM Certificate at commencement.

STRAND OVERVIEW

Biomedical Science Strand (BMS)

The Biomedical Science strand, or BMS, is an interdisciplinary science program that examines the structure and function of the human body in relation to health and disease.

Engineering Strand

The engineering Strand is an interdisciplinary and applied science strand where the creation of structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes is used to learn science content.