For guidance with implementing the science standards, please consult the User’s Guide to the Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework.

Science academic standards can be accessed using the menus below.

K-8 Standards

The State Board of Education (SBE) has the authority to adopt academic standards for each subject area in grades K-12. Select the course title/ grade level to view a description of the course and the standards adopted by the SBE.

High School Standards

The SBE sets the requirements for high school graduation. Per SBE Rule,students must achieve three high school level units of science in order to graduate with a high school diploma, including Biology I, either Chemistry or Physics, and one additional laboratory science course. View a list of the courses required for high school graduation.

Advanced Placement