Future iSTEM Bobcats Update:

  • iSTEM  Application window for 6th - 8th grades:  November 21, 2014 - January 30, 2015
  • Available seats for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will be expanded from last year. The opportunity to join iSTEM as a choice student is very good at these grade levels. 
  •  Choice Enrollment applications: The district 1st round Choice enrollment window is January 7 - 30, 2015. 
District Choice Enrollment link:  http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/forms/                                                                                            
 Anyone who applies for choice enrollment during this window will be selected by lottery  for available iSTEM seats, following the district protocol for choice on the link listed above. 
    • Who needs a Choice application submitted? 
      • 7th and 8th grade students who do NOT have Bell as their home school.
      •  6th grade students who do NOT have Mitchell as their home school elementary.
  • The EXPLORE test, noted below, is optional

         Acceptance notifications for all iSTEM applicants will be sent out between February 2 - 11, 2015. 

Optional Body of Evidence demonstrating your  fit with iSTEM: 
Explore Test (must sign up by Nov. 21)
5th grade TCAP achievement and growth scores
Most recent grade report
Student Created Artifact : a design plan, technology, problem-solving , or other example of innovative, creative work. Possible formats include jpg, doc., docx., web address to a Google site or YouTube.
Submit BOE electronically to bell.istem@gmail.com;  include student name in subject line

 iSTEM is....!
  • an instructional model emphasizing the rigorous content and skills of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
  • a cross content approach to Jeffco curriculum using problem-based learning (PBL).
  • student centered, inquiry based, collaborative and develops critical thinking. 
  • Language Arts and Social Studies are fully integrated into our STEM program.
    • reading and writing in the STEM curriculum allow students to develop proficiency in drawing inferences, analyzing data, complex problem-solving, and deepening conceptual knowledge. 
  • using digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively. 
    • technology is integrated as a common instructional tool.

Who is an iSTEM student? 
You are a GREAT FIT if you are....
  • passionate about science and math
  • collaborative
  • a motivated, independent learner
  • persistent and curious
  • comfortable using a variety of technology

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