The Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) utilizes the Paterson Public School District approved curriculum which is rigorous, project-based, blended into a digital learning environment using Google Classroom as its platform and rooted in its theme – Earth and Space Science and the STEM disciplines. It is connected to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and the Career Readiness Standards supplemented by the Institute for Learning instructional tasks while preparing our students for college and career readiness.
As a result, our students are enrolled in all of the required courses necessary to meet or exceed Paterson Public Schools Graduation Requirements (see below), while selecting electives that are focused on tracks related to Earth and Space Science/STEM (see course catalog below).
Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) Course Catalog
Sophomore Research Seminar: Earth Science
Principles of Information Technology
Computer Programming/Coding I
Computer Programming/Coding II
Introduction to Engineering**
College Level Algebra**
US History I*
US History II*
Freshman Research Seminar: Career Explorations
Art and Music
Foundations of Art
English as a Second Language
Health I, II, III, IV*
* Indicates that it is a required course for graduation
** Indicates possible Dual Enrollment Course at PCCC or Other Institute of Higher Education for College Credit
To view the Paterson Public Schools curriculum page, please click here.