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The Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) utilizes Paterson Public School District approved curriculum which is rigorous, project-based, blended into a digital learning environment using Google Classroom as its platform and rooted in its theme - Earth and Space Science and the STEM disciplines. It is connected to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and the Career Readiness Standards, the instructional tasks while preparing our students for college and career readiness.

As a result, our students are enrolled in all of the required courses necessary to meet or exceed Paterson Public Schools Graduation Requirements, while selecting electives that are focused on tracks related to Earth and Space Science/STEM (see course catalog below).

Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) Course Catalog


Biology (Lab)*

Chemistry (Lab)*

Environmental Science

Sophomore Research Seminar: Earth Science




Principles of Information Technology

Computer Programming/Coding I

Computer Programming/Coding II 

Graphic Design

Introduction to Engineering**


Algebra I*


Algebra II*



College Level Algebra**

SAT Prep

Social Studies

World History*

US History I*

US History II*


Freshman Research Seminar: Career Explorations

English/Language Arts

English I*

English II*

English III*

English IV*

SAT Prep


Art and Music

Foundations of Art

Music Appreciation

World Languages

Spanish I*

Spanish II*

Spanish III*

English as a Second Language

Health/Physical Education

Physical Education* 

Health I, II, III, IV*

Driver Education

* Indicates that it is a required course for graduation

** Indicates possible Dual Enrollment Course at PCCC or Other Institute of Higher Education for College Credit

View the Paterson Public Schools curriculum here.