The iSTEM program fosters innovation as evidenced by our “brand”. The iSTEM logo was designed entirely by our first student cohort to indicate “Innovation in the world of STEM”. Students master core content by transferring and applying their classroom learning to solve real-world problems both local and global in nature. Students build self-confidence and life skills through integrated instruction in the 4 Cs: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication.
The 2017-2018 iSTEM application process is available on the Application for Enrollment link to the left on this page.
You may apply for iSTEM at any time during the iSTEM application window of Nov. 18, 2016 - Feb. 10, 2017.
In addition, Bell offers shadowing days for interested students. Please call the office for information about our school. (See the Bell website for further information).
The iSTEM Program at Bell Middle School
Inspire Innovate Communicate
We provide a rigorous and engaging academic environment incorporating technology with innovative pathways which empower students to take ownership for academic success. Student learning is transferred and applied to new or different situations to challenge and strengthen critical thinking. Motivated, high achieving iSTEM students may choose the additional challenge of self-directed honors content extensions in grades 7&8 to encourage explorations in passion areas and build creative and critical thinking skills.
Our Instructional Model
Our iSTEM at Bell program is widely recognized for offering a proven innovative model of learning. We have received awards and grants that support our reflective improvement of our programming. We partner with national and state higher education institutions and businesses including Colorado School of Mines, Red Rocks Community College, CoCoSTEM (a national Girls in STEM consortium), Metro State University, Warren Tech, NASA, CASIS, Denver Zoo, SparkFun, Space Symposium, and the City of Golden.
Contact Susan Arntson, iSTEM Director, for more information: Susan.Arntson@jeffco.k12.co.us