The Science Department at the Academy of the Holy Angels offers its students the knowledge, skills, and literacy that are essential to meaningfully interact with the ever-changing world beyond the classroom. AHA’s unique approach cultivates the curiosity of each student, fosters the development of rational thought processes, and empowers individuals to seek creative solutions to the complicated questions that arise daily in our modern world. The rich curriculum, experienced instructors, state-of-the-art instrumentation and high-tech facilities create an atmosphere that brings out the enthusiasm of each student, while maximizing the fullness of her potential.
- Four modern and fully equipped laboratories provide students hands-on resources such as Biology Lab’s thirty new compound light microscopes and the Chemistry Lab’s gas chromatograph and UV and Visible spectrophotometers.
- Historically, the success of AHA’s Advanced Placement Program in science has been outstanding, with greater than 90% pass rate and an average of 700 on SAT II subject tests.Students can potentially graduate with up to three full-year college-level courses
- While the graduation requirement is three years of science, AHA’s unique schedule enables science oriented students to “double up” during their junior and senior years, ultimately giving them six courses.
- The Honors Anatomy & Physiology and Honors Organic Chemistry courses are approved for college credit through the Fairleigh Dickinson Middle College Program.
AHA science clubs include:
- Science National Honor Society
- Forensics Club
- Students use science & technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal cases
- Go Green Club - Students research and propose solutions to environmental concerns
Club - Students explore careers in healthcare
- Physics students have won awards in statewide competitions such as TEAMS
- Go Green Club took 1st Prize in the Bergen Community College Sustainability Institute’s Student Challenge.