STEAM

Recognizing the importance of educating young women for the 21st century, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) is a major emphasis at MSM. Our Science, Technology and Mathematics departments provide the building blocks for problem solving and analytical thinking that is further explored in our STEAM initiative.

The Science department aims to awaken each student to the world around her (and beyond) based on the Scientific Method approach. This begins with questioning what may not always make sense and continues with striving for an answer. The Science department relates the different aspects of each science to everyday life by either showing examples, reading articles, or talking about where one would find these uses. Concepts are presented and reviewed for ultimate success on the state exams, but students are engaged in these concepts in a variety of hands-on experiences throughout their science careers.

Courses offered:

  • Living Environment
  • Chemistry Honors, Regents or Principles
  • Earth and Space
  • Physics Regents or Principles
  • Foundations of STEAM and STEAM 2
  • Forensic Science
  • BIO 101/102 – Biology (6 Niagara University credits)
  • AP Chemistry
  • Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Intro to Health Professions

Technology

We offer technology classes to helping students learn the basics of computer science and engineering, building a foundation for future technology exploration. Electives are developed every year based on the current tech interests of our students.

Courses offered:

  • Keyboarding
  • Intro to Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science

Mathematics

The Math Department closely follows the New York State Regents Curriculum and is deeply committed to remaining up-to-date on the curriculum changes due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards. The department offers a wide range of courses to suit the struggling learner, the advanced learner and everyone in between.

Courses Offered:

  • Algebra
  • Algebra Practicum
  • Algebra 9
  • Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Regents
  • Geometry and Geometry 10
  • Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Introduction to Calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • Financial Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics

Algebra and geometry practicums are offered to select students who need to refine their math skills in order to be successful in the Regents based curriculum.