Our scholars got the opportunity to partner with Life Technologies for exciting lab experiments both in and out of MAS.


High School Science (Grades 9-12)

All students must pass a minimum of six science and engineering classes to graduate from MAS.

As our students prepare for college, they will work to hone their ability to think like a scientist and to work in a variety of scientific settings. A successful transition to college science requires that students have a thorough understanding of current scientific theory and an easy familiarity with the basic laboratory skills used in modern research. While providing a solid general understanding of the major fields of science, the focus of the high school at MAS is the life sciences, with emphasis placed on both biology and environmental science.

Ninth Grade

  • Biology (all students) – A broad overview of the study of living things, with special emphasis on genetics.
  • Physical Science (all students) – A broad overview of the study of energy, motion and chemical interactions with significant amounts of time spent on the study of the earth and its place in the universe.

Tenth Grade

  • Chemistry (all students) – A more targeted study of the properties and interactions of various substances.
  • Technological Inquiry (all students) – A wide-ranging set of topics designed to highlight scientific thought and the inquiry method.

Eleventh Grade

  • Physics (all students) – A more targeted study of motion, energy and the structure of matter.

Elective Sciences

  • Advanced Placement Biology – Equivalent to a college level introductory biology course; students may earn college credit by passing the end-of-course exam.
  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science – Equivalent to a college level introductory environmental science course; students may earn college credit by passing the end-of-course exam.
  • Anatomy and Physiology – The study of human body systems, the way they function and the ways they interact.
  • Engineering – Comprehensive – An overview of the engineering process, with emphasis on mechanical engineering.
  • Zoology – The study of animal body systems, with an emphasis on the evolutionary development of anatomical features.
  • Vertebrate Zoology - For Juniors and Seniors who have completed Zoology, focusing on the origin and diversity of vertebrate organisms. 

Classroom Environment

Our high school science classrooms are designed to have greater student-teacher interactions than a typical high school, allowing for more student exploration and more frequent lab experiences.

Field Experiences

Our students, particularly those in the Advanced Placement classes, can expect their classroom experiences enriched by work in the field, by shadowing professionals, and by activities that prepare them for the college experience.

  • Field research at Washington Park, in partnership with the Urban Ecology Center
  • Medical career exploration and shadowing, in partnership with the Cream City Medical Society
  • Many experiences in exploration of Milwaukee-area college campuses


Milwaukee School of Engineering – Center for Biomolecular Modeling

Urban Ecology Center

Cream City Medical Society

Medical College of Wisconsin – Office of Student Affairs/Diversity