Krasimira Chakarova – Department ChairBorislava YordanovaHanna SoltowKristina PappasMariana TsanevaNevena KalpakovaPavlina IvanovaSilvia RoussevaVanya AngelovaDiana PraznikovaMary Ward
The department views its mission and objectives in the light of modern educational standards and methods. A major goal is to develop and improve students’ abilities in the following areas: critical thinking, independent analysis, problem solving, experimenting, and publishing results and information. Students who are curious about and talented in science are encouraged to develop skills and accumulate knowledge beyond the standards. The department offers additional profile classes in physics and chemistry, elective courses for Advanced Placement preparation in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and the SAT II subject tests. Our continuing goal is to bring science to students by improving and varying our in-class work and extracurricular activities and by exposing students to research and experimentation. Members of the Science Club have received numerous awards in national astronomy and physics competitions. The ACS Science Team has participated in four International Young Physicists Tournaments, coming in second twice out of a large number of countries. Since 1996, we have organized Science Fair, a celebration of science involving all ACS students in projects, experiments and science-related games.