Science Curriculum Adoption Updates and Rescheduled Open House

Dear Families,

We are currently in a Science Curriculum Adoption Process for grades K-12. This process will provide new instructional materials and support for all our classrooms teaching science for future school years. Our last elementary adoption was in 1995, middle school in 2002 and high school various times before 2000; not only has science changed significantly in the last twenty years, but we know so much more about how children learn. The biggest shift in science instruction has been from “learning about” to “figuring out” where students work through a series of connected lessons anchored in explaining a compelling science phenomenon. This revolution in science education will provide a rigorous, engaging experience for all our students and will ensure they are college and career ready.

Follow the K-12 Science Adoption process on our website:

Science Instructional Materials Open House (rescheduled due to weather)

We have rescheduled the second Science Instructional Materials Open House. Participants will have time to review the candidates being considered for adoption by the district, ask questions about the state standards and how science will look different for your child, and ask questions.

Saturday, March 2, Rainier Beach High School (8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118)

9 – 11 AM: Elementary materials

11 AM – 1 PM: Middle school materials

1 – 3 PM: High school materials

Questions may be directed to science program manager, Mary Margaret Welch,