So what courses should student take? Three years of science are required for graduation at Essex High School: one Physical Science (PS), one Natural Science (NS) and at least one elective science course. College bound students should take 4 to 8 credits of science. Choices in 9th and 10th grades are based on student readiness while choices in 11th and 12th grade are matched to a student's post secondary plans.
Essex High School Science Teachers
To leave a message first dial 857-7000 then the 4 digit extension listed next to the name.
The Essex High School Weather station can now be found here.
Choosing the right Science course is very important. Follow this link to see a flowchart that shows possible pathways to access Science course throughout your 4-year career.
Last year I wrote a grant for the Solar in Schools program initiated by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Ten schools in Vermont were awarded $50,000 to install solar panels on their schools. The Center for Technology – Essex was one of the 10 schools. With the state solar incentives, we now have $76,000 dollars worth of solar panels installed and working on the roof of the Library. It has taken longer than expected, but 55 solar panels have been installed that are capable of generating 12.7 kW of electrical power. This is in addition to the 6 panels with 1 kW capability that the senior class two years ago had installed on the roof of C-wing. My thanks to Bruce for staying on top of the contractor to finish the job and to Rob and Kathy for their support of the grant.
There is a monitor in the Main Office that faces out towards the Main Lobby with a wattometer prominently featured that shows how much electrical power is currently being generated, what we have generated over the course of the day and what has been generated over the lifetime of the panels. The dollar amount of electrical generation is also shown. The photovoltaic panels have been up and running for about a week and a half now.
You can see the web page yourself by linking to: https://services.wattmetrics.com/dashboard.aspx?siteId=63
The panels can be seen from the 2nd floor window on the east end of C-wing looking out onto the Library roof. This adds up to a greener school, less fossil fuel and nuclear power usage and a smaller carbon footprint in addition to helping the school budget a small amount. Thought you might be interested. – Mr. Pennington
Last updated: Dec 6 2012 at 7:52 am