The goal of the JPS standard-based curriculum is to increase students’ understanding of essential concepts by promoting activities that actively engage students in learning science. The district documents were developed by teachers from across the district and support innovative approaches to science education. The documents were designed on the premise that science is an active process and that all students must have authentic instruction that incorporates a multitude of active learning experiences. The district documents are based on the MS Science Framework and the National Science Education Standards. A pacing guide, instructional strategies, and sample activities are included in each district document. Jackson Public Schools has been a member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) community since 1995.

To get in touch with a science lead teacher, visit the Curriculum Contacts page.