Science Teaching Assistant

Subject: Science
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester, Year
Course Type: Elective
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: Permission of instructor or Department Chair. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.

Science teaching assistants provide support for the science department (1 hour/week) either before school, after school, or during resource period in one or more of the following ways:

      1. Lab Assistant – assist with the setup and cleanup of science labs
      2. Peer Assistant – assist students taking introductory biology, chemistry, or physics
      3. Teacher Assistant – assist with grading assignments that require no teacher interpretation

Students interested in being a TA are required to fill out a short application available from the science department chair.  Teaching assistants will be selected based on department needs and student qualifications.  In some cases, students taking AP science courses will have priority in being a TA due to their qualifications in offering peer assistance.

*Taken as an independent study with the guidance of science teacher