ACS High School Chemistry Guidelines and Recommendations

ACS Guidelines and Recommendations for the Teaching of High School Chemistry describe broad requirements for teaching chemistry to high school students from diverse populations. These guidelines recognize the professional integrity of chemistry educators devoted to sharing and upholding best teaching practices and optimal facilities to achieve excellence.


What BIG IDEAS should be investigated in a high school curriculum? How do you promote scientific literacy in accordance with National Science Education Standards? What teaching strategies and technologies engage students of diverse backgrounds best? This section explores these issues and more!

The preparation room, storage closet, and the laboratory are all components of the high school chemistry class. Learn about our recommendations for properly storing chemicals, adequate safety, and class size.


Find out how you can develop professionally, collaborate with members of the greater scientific community, and help students connect what they have learned in the classroom to the world around them.