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School Standards

Eco-Schools USA is a holistic program supporting school efforts to engage students in authentic learning opportunities, improve academic success, and promote healthy and safe communities.

The Eco-Schools USA program supports two major sets of national standards as they relate to science education—the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Elementary School (Grades K-5)

kindergarten first grade second grade third grade fourth grade fifth grade

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

6-8 grade life science 6-8 grade earth and space science 6-8 grade engineering design

High School (Grades 9-12)

9-12th grade life science 9-12th grade earth and space science 9-12th grade life science 9-12th grade physical science

Common Core State Standards

Science and Engineering Practices (Grades 6-12)