STEM Career Pathways
Middle school students receive a strong academic base that will prepare them to enter our high school. Students are also exposed to pathway electives (6th-Robotics, 7th-IBCA, 8th-Career Foundations).
- Within the science curriculum students build solar cars, launch student made hot air balloons, create marshmallow towers or design egg drop vehicles. Science becomes more relevant in students’ lives and leads students to become stewards of the environment.
- Classrooms contain state-of-the-art technology, interactive whiteboards, ipads and/or chromebooks that connect teachers and students electronically. Computer labs are also available to enhance lessons.
- Engineering focuses on preparing students for high school and college curriculum with a strong math emphasis. Using the design process allows students to learn how to define a problem, create a solution for the problem and effectively present that solution to the public.
- Students learn more than just how to work math problems; they focus on how math is used and applied in real-world situations. To support this goal, the academy offers advanced, simulation-based math courses.
High school students extend their academics further through pathway courses and dual enrollment opportunities with SLCC or ULL. Students designate a pathway by the beginning of sophomore year.
- Biomedical courses are rigorous and relevant to PLTW Biomedical Science sequences and allow students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, & public health.
- Technology courses contain state-of-the-art technology and provide focus on computer literacy. In these courses students experience installation, troubleshooting, software development and programing coursework as high school students at SLCC or ULL.
- Engineering courses focus on preparing students for college curriculum with a strong math emphasis. Using the design process allows students to learn how to define a problem, create a solution and effectively market it.
- Food Nutrition courses prepare students for college curriculum in Dietetics, as well as support concepts in food science and nutrition.
- Environmental courses allow students to conduct toxicology and watershed experiments and become stewards of the environment. Students have the opportunity to discover career opportunities that exist when a strong base in science, technology, engineering and math concepts are developed