6th - 8th grade iSTEM
2nd Round Choice Enrollment

Wednesday, February 19th
begins promptly at 7 a.m.

 If you are interested in iSTEM for 6th - 8th grade and Bell is not your home school, February 19th begins the 2nd round of choice enrollment in Jeffco. This is a first come, first serve process. Your choice enrollment application is time-stamped and any available seats are offered according to this information.

Bell Middle School will be open at 7:00 am to accept applications. They are available online to print out and return to Bell.

The 6th grade iSTEM application and optional body of evidence are due by February 28, 2014.
Please read our iSTEM program information below and
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ere for the  6th Grade iSTEM Application.

The new 6th grade iSTEM class has open enrollment that closes Feb. 28. Fifth grade students may enroll at any time using the application link above. You will find links to the 6th grade Application, Choice enrollment form if Bell is not your student's home school, information on what students are most successful with this instructional model, and the optional Body of Evidence to attach to the application.

January 24:  First round choice for 7th and 8th grade seats closes
February 4:  6th grade iSTEM pathway parent information night, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
February 19:  Second round choice begins and continues into August 2014
February 28:  6th grade Application/Body of Evidence due
March 14:  Students accepted into program

If Bell is not your home school, you are required to submit a choice enrollment application. 
First round choice ends January 24, 2014. 
 Second round choice begins February 19, 2014.  Please see Board choice enrollment policies regarding lottery for first round and "first come, first serve" for second round.

Please use this link to complete the Choice Enrollment form:
Choice Enrollment Form

What is iSTEM?

  • Our iSTEM program is an interdisciplinary approach to Jeffco curriculum using problem-based learning. 
  • It is is an instructional approach that emphasizes the rigorous content and skills of science, technology, engineering and math and integrates them with language arts and social studies.
  • It is student centered, inquiry based, collaborative and encourages flexible, innovative and creative thinking. 
  • Reading and writing throughout the STEM curriculum allows students to become more experienced and proficient in drawing inferences, analyzing data, problem-solving, solving complex problems and deepening their knowledge. 
  • STEM students will use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively. Various forms of technology are integrated as common instructional tools.

Who is an iSTEM student? You are a GREAT FIT if you are....
  • a creative, out-of-the-box thinker
  • passionate in science and math fields
  • a motivated, independent learner
  • able to collaborate on learning opportunities
  • interested in technology
  • curious, persistent, willing to learn 
  • patient

The 7th & 8th grade iSTEM applications are due by January 24, 2014. 

Please complete this iSTEM Application for 7th & 8th grades  by January 24, 2014.

                    Include any of the following items to show you are a good fit for iSTEM:
  • Explore Test: Test Date: Saturday, December 7th, 8-11 a.m.  Results will be received by early January.
  • 5th grade TCAP achievement and growth scores.
  • Most recent grade report. 
  • Student Created Artifact : 
    • a design plan, technology ( website, video, artistic, etc.), robotic model, solution to a problem, or other example of innovative, creative work you have ALREADY done. 
    • Possible formats include jpg, doc., docx., web address to a Google site or YouTube
    • Please do not create anything specifically for this application.
    • submit electronically to bell.istem@gmail.com;  include student name in subject line

Please contact Susan Arntson with questions: sarntson@jeffco.k12.co.us