Science Instructional Materials Adoption 2018-2023

The recommended materials were reviewed and Board approved on May 15, 2018.

Link for Board Packet

Public Notice of School Board Meeting on Adoption of Recommended Instructional Materials. In accordance with Florida Statute 1006.283(8)(c), the District School Board considered, for a first reading, the recommended instructional materials on Tuesday, April 17th, at 6:30pm, in the Pasco County Schools' board room (7227 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Building 3 North, Land O' Lakes, FL).

A rigorous review and selection process including a variety of stakeholders (teachers, parents, district staff, school leaders, etc.) from all parts of the county was completed throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The science resources identified below were determined to most closely meet all of the high quality indicators determined essential in meeting the needs of students; therefore the science review teams are recommending them for consideration for the 2018-2023 adoption cycle.

Instructional Materials Adoption Process Timeline

Parent/Community Comment form


Grade Level Publisher Resources 


Discovery Communications

Discovery Science Techbook, Gensemer, et al, 2017

M/J Comprehensive Science 1, 2, & 3 Series

Pearson Education, Inc

Pearson Elevate Science, Florida Edition, Miller et al., 2019

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Anatomy & Physiology Regular and Honors

EMC Publishing, LLC

Applied Anatomy & Physiology: A Case Study Approach, Shmaefsky, 2018

Biology 1 Regular and Biology 1 Honors

Pearson Education, Inc

Pearson Miller & Levine Biology, Florida Edition, Miller&  Levine,2019

Chemistry I and Chemistry 1 Honors

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Florida Modern Chemistry, Sarquis et al, 2019

Earth/Space Science

Discovery Communications

Discovery Science Techbook Earth Space- Gensemer, et al, 2017

Environmental Science

Cengage Learning

 Environmental Science Sustaining Your World, Miller/Spoolman 2017

Forensic Science

Cengage Learning

Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations, Bertino, 2016

Marine Science I Regular and Marine Science 1 Honors

McGraw Hill School Education

Marine Science, Florida Edition, Castro, 2018

Physical Science Regular and Honors


McGraw-Hill School Education Inc

Glencoe Physical Science Florida Edition, McGraw Hill Education 2019

Physics I Regular and Physics 1 Honors


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Florida Physics, Serway et al, 2019


Pasco Science High School   Advanced Placement Options


Advanced Placement Biology

Advanced Placement Chemistry

Advanced Placement Environmental Science

Advanced Placement Physics 1

Advanced Placement Physics 2

Advanced Placement Physics C


If you require assistance reviewing the online resources, please call the Office for Leading and Learning at 813-794-2246.


Procedure for Contesting Adoption:

F.S. 1006.28 (3) Each district school board must establish a process by which the parent of a public school student or a resident of the county may contest the district school board’s adoption of a specific instructional material. The parent or resident must file a petition, on a form provided by the school board, within 30 calendar days after the adoption of the material by the school board. The school board must make the form available to the public and publish the form on the school district’s website. The form must be signed by the parent or resident, include the required contact information, and state the objection to the instructional material based on the criteria of s. 1006.31(2) or s. 1006.40(3)(d). Within 30 days after the 30-day period has expired, the school board must, for all petitions timely received, conduct at least one open public hearing before an unbiased and qualified hearing officer. The hearing officer may not be an employee or agent of the school district. The hearing is not subject to the provisions of chapter 120; however, the hearing must provide sufficient procedural protections to allow each petitioner an adequate and fair opportunity to be heard and present evidence to the hearing officer.