Science Department

The mission of the Science Department is “to develop a science-literate student body which includes developing specific skills, generating an understanding of key science concepts, building a content-knowledge base of specific, fundamental science topics and to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.”  South Valley Academy offers four science courses. Freshmen take Earth and Space Science, sophomores take Biology, juniors take Chemistry, and students from all grade levels are offered Integrated Science. The skill categories focused on in all science classes include Math and Measurement, Tables and Graphs, Experiment, Communication, and Application of Knowledge/Critical Thinking.  Students are encouraged to take college level courses at CNM and UNM as concurrent enrollment during their senior year.