Science Education

  • Empowering Tomorrow's Innovators

    At Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS), we are dedicated to providing a transformative science education that equips our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in our ever-evolving world. Our commitment extends to fostering critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and cultivating well-informed citizens.

    Curriculum Overview

    Our science curriculum is crafted to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) while embracing the 3-Dimensional approach of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This ensures that our students receive a robust foundation in science education, incorporating not only core disciplinary ideas but also science and engineering practices, as well as cross-cutting concepts that connect different domains of science.

    Georgia Science Standards

    The Georgia Department of Education is fully responsible for developing and maintaining performance standards for Georgia students. Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) are fully implemented in Fayette County Public Schools. Access the GSE for science, at each grade level, on the Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).

    Elementary and Middle School Experience

    Throughout elementary and middle school, students at FCPS are immersed in a comprehensive and well-rounded science curriculum. This curriculum spans life science, physical science, earth science, and engineering practices, covering a wide array of subjects prescribed by the state of Georgia. Students actively explore fundamental ideas and concepts, engage in hands-on experiments, collaborate with their peers, and refine their scientific inquiry skills, all while integrating cross-cutting concepts that enhance their understanding of the interconnectedness of scientific knowledge.

    High School Preparation

    As students progress to high school, they embark on a four-year science sequence that includes biology, chemistry, physics, and an AP/elective course. This progression ensures a depth of understanding across various scientific disciplines, preparing students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their academic and professional journeys.

    Hands-On Learning

    At FCPS, we believe in the power of hands-on learning. Our students don't just learn about science; they experience it firsthand through interactive experiments and collaborative projects. This approach not only deepens their understanding but also instills a lifelong love for scientific inquiry.

    Join us on the Science Journey

    At FCPS, we invite students, parents, and the community to join us on this exciting science journey. Together, we can inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers who will shape the future.

    Prepare for a future of discovery with FCPS Science Education – where curiosity meets excellence.

    Private Tutoring

    From time to time, students may benefit from private tutoring outside of school in certain subject areas. If your student could benefit from additional help with science, we have compiled a list of tutors available to assist Fayette County students. (Disclaimer: We do NOT recommend one tutor over another; we simply provide this list as a resource for parents. Please check with your child's school guidance counselor for specific recommendations before proceeding).

    • GaTutor - Powered by Georgia Virtual Learning - Free Service

Contact Info

  • 770-460-3990

    Shane Kuykendall
    Coordinator of Science, Health and PE
    x 1063

    Sarah Lasiter
    Instructional Coach for Science
    x 1262

    Peyton Heidman
    ext. 1245