Address: 1501 N Lincoln St, Arlington, VA 22201
Principal: Mary Begley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day - 9 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.
Early Release - 9 a.m. to 1:26 p.m.
Web Site: www.apsva.us/asfs
The program at Arlington Science Focus School is designed to develop extensive understanding of science content and process through inquiry-based learning. Students embark on an exciting adventure each day where science content is used as the catalyst to teach all curriculum by using natural inquiry to develop students' skills of thinking, analyzing, reflecting, problem-solving, and hypothesizing. We believe that students learn best by doing and, therefore, they are encouraged to use various strategies to tackle complex problems. Consequently, they gain confidence in themselves as learners. Students are also engaged in a weekly multi-age "Science City" experiment. They participate in hands-on activities dealing with ecology, biology, health, geology, zoology, physics, astronomy and chemistry that are directly correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning.