Welcome to ARHS 9th Grade Science!
Ecology / Environmental Science 9 is the product of four years
of planning by the ARHS Science Department. As the foundation of our
four-year sequence it delivers biological, chemical, and physical
science content in a mathematically rich, inquiry-driven context. The
course also teaches students how to write formal scientific papers,
investigate global phenomena, and utilize data collected on their local
- Why We Chose Ecology / Environmental Science for Grade 9
- How We Developed the Course
- What Students are Learning and Doing in the Course
- How the Course Is Evaluated
- Frequently Asked Questions
- APES-9 Club
The program received national recognition in its first year, when we
were awarded a $5000 competitive grant from the National Environmental
Education Foundation, and were identified as one of 16 U.S. schools
serving as a national model for how to infuse environmental content into
high school curricula.
This website will be an ongoing project of the ARHS Science Department. We will update the site regularly, so stay tuned!