Virginia Board of Education Approves Savvas Learning Company’s Science Programs for Statewide Adoption


PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — Nov. 10, 2020 — Savvas Learning Company is proud to announce that the Virginia Board of Education has approved its middle and high school science programs for statewide adoption, paving the way for school districts throughout the state to implement next-generation learning solutions that provide personalized opportunities for open-ended exploration and real-world learning.

In order to be approved by the Board, Savvas Learning Company’s science submissions first underwent a rigorous evaluation by a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) textbook review committee. Savvas, which had its entire science submission recommended by the committee, was one of only two K-12 learning-solutions providers selected to deliver the complete middle school science curriculum with its Virginia Elevate Science™ program.

As part of its submission, Savvas developed Virginia-specific, 2021 copyright programs that are fully aligned to the new Virginia 2018 Science Standards of Learning and the Virginia Curriculum Framework. The Savvas science programs that the VDOE board approved include:

  • Virginia Elevate Science™ focuses on analysis, critical thinking, and designing solutions as students explore real-world topics and everyday phenomena.
  • Virginia Miller & Levine Biology™, from the nation’s best-selling high school biology author team, immerses high school students in biological inquiry where they interact with natural phenomena through project-based learning, case studies, and performance tasks.
  • Virginia Experience Chemistry™, a brand new innovative high school chemistry program, focuses on the student experience with a wide variety of hands-on and virtual activities that encourage students to investigate real, compelling phenomena.

“At Savvas, we are committed to making the learning of science interactive and engaging for all students,” said Ros Kane, Savvas Learning Company’s vice president of product management and marketing for science and humanities. “We are excited that the Virginia Department of Education has chosen our science programs, which give middle and high school students the opportunities for phenomena-based investigation and inquiry learning.”


At Savvas, we believe learning should inspire. By combining new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting, we design next-generation learning solutions that help prepare students to become global citizens in a more interconnected, digital world. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Company.

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