As the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) become critical in our culture and in the world, our high school science department strengthens their focus on developing students into scientifically literate individuals. Students learn how science, technology, and society influence each other. Emphasis is placed on the ability to interpret and use this knowledge in everyday living. The practices and theories of innovation, experimentation, and problem-solving are explored. Inquity and active learning are encouraged, based upon the fact that scientific knowledge is tentative and subject to change as evidence accumulates.