Department Head

Diane McNamara


CAPT Corner

Resources your child needs to be successful on the Connecticut Academic Achievement Test.

In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-223a, it is the express policy of the Board of Education that all students in the Stamford Public Schools shall fulfill the following requirements in order to graduate from high school:
  1. Pass all district required courses for graduation, as posted in the District Program of Studies
  2. Take all sections of the CAPT test and either:  
    1. Pass the CAPT at proficient level;  
    2. Pass an alternate national standardized assessment at proficient level (as the Superintendent shall define by regulation); or  
    3. Meet the requirements of a district performance task at proficient level.
  3. In order to assist teachers and students in understanding and complying with this policy, the Board of Education, through the Superintendent, shall adopt regulations concerning the implementation of these graduation requirements. Students who fail to meet these high school graduation requirements shall not graduate from high school, except as may be specifically provided in the regulations.
  • CP Physical Science
  • Sheltered CP Physical Science
  • CP Biology
  • Sheltered CP Biology
  • CP Earth Systems (½ year)
  • CP Space Systems (½ year)
  • CP Chemistry
  • CP Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Biology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • AP Biology
  • UConn ECE/AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • UConn ECE/AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics B 
  • AP Physics C 
  • AP Environmental Science
  • UConn ECE/AP Environmental  


Science Electives:
  • Environmental Science (½ year)
  • Forensic Science (½ year)
  • CP Forensic Science
  • Human Physiology
  • Marine Biology (½ year)
  • Science Research
  • Biobotics (½ year)
  • Bioethics (½ year)
  • Biotechnology (½ year)


The State of Connecticut and the Stamford Public Schools' frameworks foster the development of interest in global issues and the ability to collect, analyze, and use data to explore and explain related science concepts for students in grades 9 and 10. For students in grades 11 and 12, the focus of learning shifts to the development of deep understanding of science concepts and principles and to the preparation for future studies and careers. Interactive boards and web-based resources are used extensively in every course.


Program of Studies