Science Curriculum

Post updated 2/1/2023

A committee of dedicated teachers and principals have been spending the last few months researching and reviewing new science curriculums for SVUSD to purchase for our students.  During the Governing Board meeting on January 4th, the committee proposed their choice for the science curriculum and the Board approved the selection to go into a 60 day public review period. The proposed K-12 Science Curriculum is Inspire Science and the selection for AP Science is BRW AP Science. The proposed curriculum is available for public viewing and comments until Monday, March 6th. To view the curriculum stop by the Curriculum Office in the Rothery Education Center Room 403, Monday thru Friday from 8am-3pm. Scheduled appointments can also be made by calling 520-515-2742. 

On Thursday, January 19th the district hosted a presentation with representatives from both programs, Inspire Science and BRW AP Science, who walked through their respective programs and took questions from the attendees. That session was recorded and can be viewed using the link below:

Science Curriculum Presentation Video

Questions for BRW AP Science from community presentation

Climate Change Lesson Example from Inspire Science

If you would like to submit additional questions please use the form here and email them to

Inspire Science has also offered our community to look at the online student tools that are available with their program.  To access the student portal click here.  The username and password is AZK12ScienceSE.

We thank the committee and our Governing Board for all of their hard work and for the opportunity to present this much needed new science curriculum to our parents and community.  After the 60 day review period, all comments that are received will be given to the Governing Board for review.  The proposed curriculum will then be presented at another Governing Board meeting, at which time a vote will occur to approve the purchase.

If you have any questions please contact our Curriculum Office at 520-515-2742.