Science curriculum and offerings are based on the Next Generation Science Standards.  NGSS is organized into grade level Performance Expectations that weave Disciplinary Core Ideas (content), Science and Engineering Practices (skills), and Cross-cutting Concepts (overarching scientific principles) together, requiring teachers to facilitate students' learning of science by allowing them to "do" science.  The high school Performance Expectations are organized into units, each with one or more anchoring phenomena that engage and excite students to learn scientific concepts and employ scientific and engineering practices in order to fully explain the phenomenon or meet a design challenge.

The goal of all education at THS is to develop students' ability to be resilient, creative problem solvers, and to think critically about the world around them.  In Science, this is primarily achieved through  a focus on the Science and Engineering Practices:
1.  Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) 
2.  Developing and using models   
3.  Planning and carrying investigations  
4.  Analyzing and interpreting data  
5.  Using mathematics and computational thinking  
6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions
    (for engineering) 
7.  Engaging in argument from evidence  
8.  Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information