The Science Department introduces and develops student awareness of physical, life, and chemical science. This is a major responsibility as students become more aware of the ever-changing roles of science and technology in today’s society. With this awareness, students should be able to:

  • Acquire, classify, and utilize scientific knowledge;
  • Understand basic scientific methods and principles;
  • Understand and apply safe lab techniques;
  • Demonstrate proper use and care of laboratory equipment; and
  • Be environmentally aware.

To fulfill the science diploma requirements of Thetford Academy a student must complete three credits of course work from the Science Department, including Conceptual Physical Science and Biology.

Science Faculty

Derek Burkins


STEM | Outdoor Education, Science

Marc Chabot, Dean of Academics

Marc Chabot

Dean of Academics and Science

Administration, STEM | Engineering & Technology, Science

Rose Dedam, Science

Rose Dedam

Science Teacher

Experiential, STEM | Outdoor Education, Science

Gary Engler


STEM | Outdoor Education, Science

Leonard Whitaker, Science

Len Whitaker


STEM | Outdoor Education, Science

Science Courses