• SCIENCE TEXTBOOK ADOPTION NEWS

    Leon County Schools is currently participating in the state textbook adoption process for science. This process includes a review of print and digital materials by a team of qualified teachers in the field. The public may access the digital versions of recommended materials for adoption in the table below. 

     

    K-5 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Florida Science
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    6-8 Comprehensive Pearson Education
    Elevate Science
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    6-8 Life/Physical Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Florida Science
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    HS Biology Pearson Education
    Miller & Levine Biology
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    HS Chemistry Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Florida Modern Chemistry
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    HS Earth/Space Discovery Education
    Science Techbook Earth/Space
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    HS Physical McGraw-Hill Education
    Glencoe Physical Science
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    HS Physics PASCO Scientific
    Essential Physics Student Edition
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    The Leon County School Board adopted these materials on Tuesday, April 10th.

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    Print textbooks and resources that have been recommened for adoption by Leon County Schools’ curriculum review committees will be on display Saturday, March 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Howell Center, 3955 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Curriculum staff will be available to answer any questions from the public.


    Leon County Schools’ review of instructional materials includes an extensive study of each product with emphasis on alignment with state standards, quality of content and pedagogical practices, accuracy, and contributions that reflect diverse peoples and viewpoints. Criteria for evaluating instructional materials for science may be accessed by clicking here.


    The Leon County School Board will hold a public hearing regarding the science materials submitted for possible board adoption. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, at 6:00 p.m., at the Howell Center, 3955 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. Please contact Teresa Rockwood at 850.487.7801 or rockwoodt@leonschools.net with any questions regarding the curriculum.


    For questions about Leon County Schools’ adoption process, contact Justin Williamson at 850.487.7205 or williamsonj@leonschools.net.