Welcome to Mr. Simmons 

PAP/IB Biology and PAP/IB Physics


My name is Matthew Simmons and I am the science department lead teacher at Central Junior high school for the past 5 years and a teacher of record here for the past 8. Four years ago, we were tasked to implement a program where 8th grade students take Biology and as 9th grade student, take Physics, normally given to 11th graders. I was tasked to design and implement this program and it has been highly successful. So far, we have progressed 90 students through this program and will be starting 58 new 8th graders this coming 2017-18 school year. It is my distinct pleasure to be your child's teacher this year. I use a variety of methods to teach your student and will be using technology from Edmodo.com, remind101, and a Moodle site for any and all class content. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time using the contact tab located at left.


Regular Biology & PAP Biology - 

  • (2) Composition Notebooks - ESSENTIAL
  • Binder - Whatever organization system you are accustomed to. Most use a binder system. 

Fostering academic scholarship by engaging in the vigorous pursuit of learner centered instruction, scientific investigation, and discovery.