Science Adoption 2024

The Adoption

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is in the process of adopting new instructional materials for Science. The goal of this process is to select high-quality materials that will help students develop a deep understanding of the science disciplines. M-DCPS is committed to providing students with the best possible education, and we believe that high-quality instructional materials are essential to achieving this goal.

In the near future, the now established District Instructional Review Committees (DIMRC) will convene to conduct a review of and present their recommendation for the adoption of instructional materials for the courses listed below. We encourage you to participate in this process by visiting this website for regular updates and to remain informed as to the progress of the adoption. Parents and community stakeholders are also welcome to attend and observe committee meetings as they are open to the public.

The entire adoption process can be reviewed in School Board Policy 2510.

Elementary Science (Grades K-5)

  • K-5 Science (K-5)

Secondary Science (Grades 6-12)

  • M/J Comprehensive Science (6-8)
  • Anatomy and Physiology  (9-12)
  • Biology (9-12)
  • Chemistry  (9-12)
  • Earth/Space Science (9-12)
  • Environmental Science (9-12)
  • Forensic Science  (9-12)
  • Marine Science  (9-12)
  • Physical Science (9-12)
  • Physics  (9-12)

Advanced Placement (Grades 9-12)

  • AP Biology (9-12)
  • AP Chemistry  (9-12)
  • AP Environmental Science (9-12)
  • AP Physics  (9-12)
  • AP PreCalculus (9-12)

Schedule of Events & Registration for Observing Public



FromJune 10, 2024ToJune 10, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In-Person | Location is TBA

Reviewer Training

Committee members are convening in-person to receive the training necessary to be a committee member of the District’s Instructional Materials Review Committee.

All committee meetings are open to the public. To attend this meeting please sign up by scanning the QR code or by clicking this link and completing the registration form.

FromJune 11, 2024ToJune 14, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:35 PM

In-Person | Location is TBA

Publisher Presentations

Committee members are convening for the purposes of hearing publisher presentations of their state-approved instructional materials for individual subjects.

All committee meetings are open to the public. To attend this meeting please sign up by scanning the QR code or by clicking this link and completing the registration form.  Public observers will be required to furnish a government-issued photo identification for admission and must present their registration ID (printed or digital) upon entry to the campus and upon entering any committee room.

FromJune 24, 2024ToJune 24, 2024

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In-Person | Location is TBA

Group Evaluation Work

Committee members are convening to collaborate and share their findings from their independent review of the instructional materials for individual subjects.

All committee meetings are open to the public. To attend this meeting please sign up by scanning the QR code or by clicking this link and completing the registration form.  Public observers will be required to furnish a government-issued photo identification for admission and must present their registration ID (printed or digital) upon entry to the campus and upon entering any committee room.  Tentative Schedule: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  |  Group Meeting for Rubric Overview; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  |  Committee Group Deliberations; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Individual Submissions of Digital Rubrics

FromJuly 18, 2024ToJuly 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In-Person | Location is TBA

Final Evaluation

Committee members are convening for the purposes of presenting their final scores on the rubrics used to evaluate the instructional materials for individual subjects.

All committee meetings are open to the public. To attend this meeting please sign up by scanning the QR code or by clicking this link and completing the registration form.  Public observers will be required to furnish a government-issued photo identification for admission and must present their registration ID (printed or digital) upon entry to the campus and upon entering any committee room.

FromTBA 2024ToTBA 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

M-DCPS School Board Administration Building1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

Public Hearing

The School Board of Miami-Dade County will convene to receive public input on the Science textbooks that have been recommended for adoption by the District Instructional Materials Review Committee.  Materials can be reviewed online at:  Science Adoption Textbook Preview (TBA)

FromTBA 2024ToTBA 2024

1:00 PM

M-DCPS School Board Administration Building1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

Adoption Meeting

The School Board of Miami-Dade County will convene at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting to approve and adopt the Science textbooks that have been recommended for adoption by the District Instructional Materials Review Committee.  Materials can be reviewed online at:  Science Adoption Textbook Preview (TBA).  The agenda for this meeting can be found at:  School Board Meeting Agenda

FromTBA 2024ToTBA 2024

30-calendar days

M-DCPS School Board Administration Building1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132

Window for Parent and Resident Objections to Adoption of Specific Instructional Materials

Any parent of a public-school student in the District or resident of Miami-Dade County may contest the Board’s adoption of a specific instructional material. For purposes of this policy, “resident” means a resident of the county who has maintained his/her residence in Florida for the preceding year, has purchased a home that is occupied by him/her as his/her residence, or has established a domicile in Florida pursuant to F.S. 222.17.