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On May 2, 2017, the Bellevue School District School Board approved the adoption of FOSS Next Generation as the new elementary science curriculum and Amplify Science 6-8 as the new middle school science curriculum. Implementation will begin in the 2017-18 school year.

Elementary School Science

The selection of FOSS Next Generation represents the culmination of a year-long pilot process, during which the adoption committee collected feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and community members.  Instructional materials were piloted in 63 classrooms across 15 BSD elementary schools.  The pilot included classrooms from all BSD programs, including general education, special education, gifted education, dual-language, and immersion.  To support implementation in 2017-18 academic year, K-5 classroom teachers will receive extensive professional development on the new science materials beginning in August 2017. This training process will continue throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Greg Bianchi, K-12 STEM Curriculum Developer, at bianchig@bsd405.org.


Middle School Science

The selection of Amplify Science 6-8 represents the culmination of a year-long pilot process, during which the adoption committee collected feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and community members.  Instructional materials were piloted in 35 classrooms across all BSD middle schools.  To support implementation in 2017-18 academic year, middle school science teachers will receive extensive professional development on the new science materials beginning in August 2017. This training process will continue throughout the 2017-18 academic year.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Angie DiLoreto, K-12 Science Curriculum Developer, ms-science@bsd405.org .