Welcome to Secondary Science
We are extremely excited to continue implementing S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), the 5 E Model, Action Based- Learning, PBLs, and many more innovative practices in Secondary Science! Many meaningful experiences for students are in the horizon for this school year as we have an amazing science educators and tremendous business partners!
National business partners such Chevron has sponsored JASON Learning (www.jason.org) and Discovery Ed for our campuses. The JASON Learning and Discovery Education curricula exposes students to real scientists, inquiry experiences that occur in scientific career fields, and an amazing amount of connections to current events in our world. Shell has been invaluable in helping our program to flourish with inquiry labs resources. CITGO designated several of our STEM Academies as CITGO Innovation Academies (Olle Middle School and Alief Early College High School) and sponsored sending a teacher on a research vessel at sea through the Ocean Exploration Trust and the Nautilus Ambassador Program. The alliantgroup sponsored a STEM Mentoring program at O'Donnell Middle School as well donated calculators to the students and VR goggles to the school. The University of Houston -Downtown's Houston Prep program have been instrumental in providing summer STEM enrichment!
Moreover, our students excell in academic competitions such as the Alief ISD Secondary Science Fair, Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH), the Exxon Mobil Science and Engineering Fair of Texas (TXSEF), and the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (I-SWEEEP).
We strongly believe in our teachers' and our students' success every day in every way in Alief ISD! We have the absolutely best teachers and students in the nation! We are setting the standard for great STEM instruction and innovative learning in science!
Yours in Science,
Dr. Karen D. Jacobs, Tasha Thomas, Vanessa Archie, Dr. Jean Menson, Robert Fulbright, Gilda Klonek, and the Secondary Science Leadership Team