Ramsey Junior High science students will learn science concepts and skills according to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as endorsed by the Arkansas State Department of Education. 

Students will gain insight into Science Practices through Gathering, Reasoning, and Communicating.  The following Cross-Cutting Concepts will also support student understanding of scientific phenomena: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Scale Proportion and Quantity, Systems and System Models, Energy and Matter, Structure and Function, and Stability and Change.

All students have the opportunity to participate in the Fort Smith Public School’s STEM competition to demonstrate their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


The students must meet at least two of three requirements.

1. Teacher Approval


a) Good attendance


b) Good work habits


c) Attitude(willingness to learn)

2. A 3.0 GPA in science At least a 3.0 GPA in math and enrolled in either Algebra I or Geometry

3. Proficient or Advanced on the 8th Grade Benchmark in Math & Literacy


Grade is Determined by:

65% comprehension and study(testing)
5% daily classwork and homework
20% lab (skills, technique and experiment)
10% research (library inquiry) and special challenges (projects, outside assignments)


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