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STEM Program FAQs

If I already live in the Brooklyn Junior High boundary area, is my student automatically in the STEM program?
 
Answer:  Any student who wants to be a part of the STEM cohort, must apply through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District.  Students from the BJH boundary area who do not apply will be placed in traditional classes. Click Here if you would like to apply for the STEM cohort program.
 
It is being called a STEM "cohort" program?  What is a cohort?
 
Answer: A cohort is a group of students that moves together through an educational program.  Brooklyn Junior High will continue to offer traditional classes, but students must apply for an opportunity to join the STEM "cohort" program.  
 
If I live outside of the Brooklyn Junior High boundary area, is busing available?
 
Answer: Yes, but it is only available to students who apply and are accepted in the STEM Magnet Program through the Northwest Suburban Integration School District. 
 
I currently have an 8th or 9th grader attending Brooklyn Junior High.  How does the STEM Magnet Program affect them?
 
Answer: For the 2011-12 school year, STEM is a 7th grade program that will build to 8th grade (2012-13) and 9th grade (2013-2014); however, there will be many additional opportunities for students to engage in school-wide activities within the STEM Magnet Program.
 
 
Additional questions that you might have about the STEM Magnet Program can be sent to Dana Trouth, STEM Curriculum Integration Specialist.