Northglenn High School STEM

Fully Comprehensive Neighborhood STEM School

Students come from all over the district and surrounding communities to participate in our hands-on inquiry program. ALL students are "STEM students" with access to technology, Problem Based Learning (PBL), and student-centered inquiry classrooms. Watch the video below for a tour of the EDI (Explore, Discover, Innovate) Wing.

STEM Tour Video - for website.mp4

How Does Northglenn HS STEM compare to other high schools?

As STEMinspired educators, all the teachers at Northglenn HS practice these four tenets of STEM education:

Problem-Based Learning

In each discipline, students are presented with authentic, real-world problems on which to work. They must present their findings and solutions to community/industry experts. If any new idea can be transformed into an entrepreneurial effort, we have business partners who can work with students to make their plans into reality.

Employability Skills

Students practice the skills necessary to be successful in the work force. These skills include: collaboration, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and use of technology.

Inquiry-Based Learning

Students investigate and formulate questions as a way of understanding the content and discovering its significance. "The power of an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is its potential to increase intellectual engagement and foster deep understanding through the development of a hands-on, minds-on and research-based disposition towards teaching and learning." --Neil Stephenson

Transdisciplinary Lenses

When developing transdisciplinary contexts surrounding a PBL experience for students, teachers incorporate the varied lenses of different disciplines that individuals would typically explore in that authentic real-world context. Some of these lenses include: cultural, social, political, economic, historical, and scientific.


In every classroom. Adams 12 STEM continuum has adopted an inquiry educational approach that uses problem-based learning (PBLs). In each discipline, students address authentic problems using 21st century skills looking through a variety of lenses. These lenses may include: social, political, environmental, economic, cultural and historical. Students present their recommendations and solutions to an authentic panel comprised of industry and community partners. Regardless of the pathway, all Northglenn High School students experience these rich and rigorous learning opportunities matched to national, state and district standards.