Excellence in science education exemplifies the ideal that all students can achieve an understanding of science if they are given challenging science learning opportunities. These opportunities are provided within a comprehensive system of science education which encompasses science literacy, content and curriculum, knowledge and understanding, and inquiry processes and application.
In the Savannah Chatham County Schools, grade levels K-5 science instruction is an integration of four major strands: inquiry and science processes, physical science, life science, and earth/space science. The content strands are separated in the middle school science instruction levels 6-8. Currently 6th grade focuses on Earth Science, 7th grade on Life Science, and 8th grade on Physical science with Inquiry and Science Processes continuing in all three. Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as well as other electives for high school courses build on the concepts presented in the K-8 curriculum