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The Clearview Regional Board of Education received a $23,000 grant Tuesday from the Boeing Company to support modeling instruction training at the high school.

Modeling, developed at Arizona State University in the early 1990s, is an inquiry-based, hands-on teaching method in which students design experiments, collect data and develop concepts and models. Students then use these models and concepts to solve problems, and data has shown the method improves performance on standardized tests.

Clearview is currently hosting a three-week training program in modeling instruction for biology, chemistry and physics. Several of Clearview’s own teachers, as well as teachers from other New Jersey districts, Delaware, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Iowa, Arizona and even Ghana and Chile are participating.

            Biology                                      Physics                                    Chemistry



Public electronic access to curricula is being piloted.  As future curricula are imported into the new format they will be posted on the corresponding department webpage.

Advanced Biology with Lab

Honors Biology with Lab

AP Biology

Honors Chemistry with Lab through Modeling

Honors Physics with Lab through Modeling

NJBCT (New Jersey Biology Competency Test) Results
Note:  This state test was formerly named the NJ Biology End-of-Course Assessment
Students are assessed in four clusters or areas. 
They are:
Reproduction & Heredity
Energy, Organization of Living Things
Diversity and Biological Evolution
In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Clearview biology students scored higher than the state mean in each cluster.  Also, when comparing districts similar to Clearview (districts in the same District Factor Grouping), Clearview students outperformed them in each cluster.

Click here to view more detailed results. 

Clearview’s Modeling Science Program in the News
Science Sequence Charts
2014 Summer Course Information
Modeling Science Links
Science Course Descriptions


Physical Science
Advanced Physical Science

Honors Physics

AP Physics I:  Algebra Based
Advanced Physics
AP Physics C

Advanced Biology
Honors Biology
AP Biology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II

Advanced Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
AP Chemistry

Environmental Science
AP Environmental Science




Science Mission Statement

The Science Department of the Clearview Regional School District seeks to provide a 21st Century education that is student-centered, inquiry-based, and allows students to function as responsible and contributing members of society.

In pursuit of this mission we expect to:

·         Foster scientific curiosity
·         Ignite a passion for pursing answers
·         Awaken a sense of wonder and excitement
·         Inspire joy at the prospect of discovery
·         Equip students with the skills necessary for success in a rapidly changing world
·         Provide opportunities for students to problem solve, make ethical decisions, and become scientifically and technologically literate
Clearview school district receives $40,000 grant for science curriculum training
Andy Polhamus South Jersey TimesGloucester County Times

Representatives from the Boeing Company will present the Clearview school district with a grant for $40,000 at a school board meeting Thursday night.  The grant will help finance a summer training program at Clearview that will instruct science teachers in modeling, a method of teaching sciences that is gaining popularity all around the world. Teachers from all over the United States, as well as countries like Ghana and Australia, will visit Clearview for training.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Ron Antinori, instructional supervisor of science, career and technical education, and family and consumer sciences at Clearview. “The things that Clearview and the teachers here are doing are exciting people all over. I can’t thank the teachers enough for the work they’ve done.”

Modeling favors an interactive approach to science education, with students leading class discussions and building on existing knowledge as the course moves from one topic to the next. Clearview introduced the program four years ago and found that students learning sciences through modeling grew in performance at twice the rate of students using traditional curriculum.

“Since we started here, we’ve seen great things,” said Antinori. “This grant is impacting not just Clearview teachers, but teachers throughout the county, throughout the state, even internationally.”  Half of this year’s freshman have signed up for two science classes next year, and nearly a quarter of Clearview’s upperclassmen have enrolled in AP science courses. Although Clearview initially used modeling to teach physics, the district now uses the method for chemistry and biology classes as well. 

The grant will pay for registration fees and lodging for the visiting teachers, who will stay at Rowan University while attending training at Clearview. About 60 teachers will receive instruction in modeling curriculum and pedagogy through July and early August.  The check will be presented to the district at the school board meeting on Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Clearview administration building, 420 Cedar Rd., Mullica Hill.
Summer Programs

National Youth Science Camp for current seniors
The National Youth Science Camp® is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.
NYSC 2014 will be TBA
The National Youth Science Camp is made possible through the planning and fund-raising of the National Youth Science Foundation®, a nonprofit organization with a mission to honor, sustain, and encourage youth interest and excellence in science by conducting comprehensive informal science education programs that provide opportunity for constructive interaction with others and emphasize the social value of thoughtful scientific careers.
The National Youth Science Camp program is strengthened through a philosophy that encourages delegates to experience each day by day. This philosophy permits the Staph* to plan numerous special events that surprise the participants. This philosophy also encourages the delegates to give undistracted attention to guest presenters. The National Youth Science Camp does not, therefore, publish detailed program calendars.

Georgetown University Summer Medicine Programs for High School Students
Students will experience the health care profession hands-on through work with cutting edge patient simulators and learning through lectures and discussions in a curriculum designed in partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center.  The programs take students out of the classroom, allowing them to experience the action of Congressional hearings, medical school labs, Pentagon briefings, foreign embassies, Capitol Hill offices, prominent government institutions focused on security and intelligence, and other exciting Washington, D.C. events.   Students can even earn college credits.
To apply: scs.georgetown.edu/medmdr
For more information: summer.georgetown.edu
April 2014 is the deadline

College of New Jersey Annual Robotics Summer Camp

This past summer, High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors were invited to apply for an intensive 1 week or 2 weeks summer Robotics Camp offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and GameX.

The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective Electrical and Computer Engineers to become global leaders in an increasingly technological world. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive and powerful academic experience delivered by distinguished educators and professionals.

Camp participants will be introduced through a residential College academic experience to the exciting field of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will learn topics not traditionally taught in High Schools such as Microcontroller Programming, Sensing Systems, Digital Electronics, Computer Vision, Virtual Simulations and more.

The participant will work with Electrical and Computer Engineering students and professors, and interact with professional engineers from the Industry.

The following link http://www.tcnj.edu/~summer/programs/roboticscamp.html
is information about last summer's camp.  New information for summer 2014 will be shared as soon as it becomes available. 

Pre-Engineering Summer Camps for Rising High School Seniors

Rising high school seniors are invited to apply for an intensive five-day summer Civil Engineering Camp offered by the Civil Engineering Department at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and sponsored by the Construc­tion Industry Advancement Program of New Jersey (CIAP). The intent of the camp is to motivate the most creative minds of a new generation of prospective civil engineers to become leaders for the construction industry in New Jersey. The program aims to create a community of students who participate in and contribute to an intensive academic experi­ence delivered by distinguished educators and professionals. Camp participants will be introduced through a five-day residential academic experience to the exciting field of civil engineering and will attend mini-courses on topics not traditionally taught in high schools such as bridge engineering, surveying, soil and concrete materials, hydrology, and more. The participant will work with civil engineering students and professors and interact with professionals from the construction industry.
For more info: www.engineeringedu.com/camps/nj.html

Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE) Summer 2014 

Application must be submitted by May 2014. 

Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE) is a workshop experience that features laboratory clinics, exciting engineering activities, campus & industry tours, and mentoring by College of Engineering professors and students. Students from high schools throughout the South Jersey work with chocolate, Legos, Jenga blocks and bottle rockets during hands-on engineering workshops and clinics. For more information, contact engineering@rowan.edu.



PREFACE Summer Programs

The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

In 2009, Rensselaer accepted 42 students to participate in the two, two-week sessions in July, from over 200 applicants from around the nation. They are exceptional young men and women from 15 states including California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas.

Participation in the PREFACE Summer Program provides the student participants with an extraordinary opportunities:

·         PREFACE provides experiences using an engineering process approach to resolve a problem (e.g., design, troubleshoot, innovate, model, revise, and assess outcomes); 

·         Activities, classes and workshops create opportunities to develop leadership and team-building skills;

·         Students explore career opportunities available in the engineering professions as a means to develop a deeper understanding of the role and expectations of an engineering education;

·         The PREFACE Program presents a snapshot of college life and its academic, social, cultural, and environmental experiences.


Pre-College Summer Programs at NJIT

Gives students the chance to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to experience the relationship between these subjects and their applications to everyday life.
Students become "engineers," "mathematicians," "architects," "managers" or "scientists" and learn how to design solutions to problems that affect everyone. The Center for Pre College Programs also offers students the opportunity to learn about college life.
Students experience a genuine college classroom environment, with tough courses to challenge their young minds. This could reinforce the curriculum from high school as well as improve one's skills.

These programs offer students a chance to look ahead from high school and begin to think of their futures. Student programs include the following :

Central Ave Building (CAB), 2nd Floor
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982
Phone: 973-596-3550

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous high school and junior high school students to Europe for nearly 25 years.

Professor James Basker has designed these programs for students in grades 8 to 12 - all with the goal of giving young people the opportunity to live and study in the historic and scholarly centers of learning that are Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona in Spain, and Paris and Montpellier in France. These remarkable cities are our classrooms – the best classrooms in the world.

Our teachers define us. They comprise Rhodes, Gates, Marshall and Fulbright Scholars, and top academics from local universities, from Oxford, Cambridge, and the Sorbonne, as well as creative professionals and performers – all of them chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching and young people.

Our range of courses is unmatched. From Archeology to Zoology, we offer over 160_courses. There is a dazzling variety of humanities, social sciences and creative subjects – transcending traditional classroom limitations and school curricula. Our programs in France and Spain offer French and Spanish language courses for all levels, taught in context by native speakers.


Summer Science at Jefferson: 

The Jefferson College of Health Professions in Philadelphia invites high achieving juniors and sophomores to apply for participation in the Summer Science at Jefferson program, Each week will feature a different aspect of health professions, including molecular biology, cell biology and protein chemistry, pathology and anatomy, and molecular mechanisms of disease. The cost is $2200, excluding transportation and incidental expenses. A $25 application fee is required. Application deadline anticipated April 2014.

For an application and further information log on at
www.jefferson.edu/summerscience or send an e-mail message to SummerScience@Jefferson.edu. 

Summer Opportunity in Forensics: 

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey invites high school students with an interest in criminal justice in general and homicide investigation in particular to attend a one-week Summer Forensics Camp. Using a case study approach, participants will work along side criminal justice professions as part of an elite team to help solve a murder. They will experience every phase of the legal process, from crime scene investigation to criminal trial, and there will be field trips to the county medical examiner’s office and the county jail. Three camps will be held (dates TBA). The cost is $889, which includes room and board, all meals, investigation supplies, and field trips.  For further information, visit
www.stocktoncsi.com, call 609-652-4559, or send an e-mail to stocktoncsi@stockton.edu. Better act soon. There are only 30 spaces per camp. 

Oxford Advanced Studies Program: 

The Oxford Advanced Studies Program announces a summer study program to be held for 3 weeks in July at Brasenose College, Oxford. The program includes a full calendar of cultural visits, including London, Stratford, Blenheim Palace, and Warwick Castle. For more information including cost and an application, visit www.oasp.ac.uk or call (203) 966-2886. You can also email oxedge@optonline.net

EXPLORATION announces summer programs to be held on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark's School. The Senior Program for students entering grades 10-12 will be held at Yale University. The Intermediate Program is for students entering grades 8 and 9, and will be held at Wellesley College. The Junior Program is for students entering grades 4-7, and will be held at the St. Mark's School. For further information and for information regarding program tuition and fees you may call 781-762-7400, or visit www.explo.org.

Temple University Summer Program: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering for HS students
Five week summer program to learn how to build programmable mobile robots.  Students will compete with other HS students in the Delaware Valley.  This is a great introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 – Noon. 
Cost is $550.  Deadline is May 2014 
For more information contact:
Mrs. Carol Dahlberg
Dr. John J. Helferty
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