Science

Olivet Academy uses the Full Options Science Systems (FOSS) textbook as its science curriculum. The FOSS curriculum emphasizes inquiry-based learning, hands-on learning, and active investigation at all levels in order to promote active, science-minded thinkers. The program encourages students to ask questions and make meaning from their observations of the natural world through an active, hands-on approach. In line with the Common Core Learning Standards for ELA, the system integrates science literacy and writing skills into daily classroom learning. Additionally, FOSS is aligned with the NYS Performance Indicators, ensuring that the curriculum will teach the subjects, skills, and processes New York State deems most important.