TCHS  STEM Academy

Programs That We Offer

Building & Design Career Pathway

Students enter the Building & Design Career Pathway as sophomores embarking on a three (3) year journey in the field of construction with a concentration in carpentry through the Pre-apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) program. After students complete the program, they will earn their PACT and OSHA-10 certificates that can be used within the industry. 

Engineering Pathway

Future TCHS students have the opportunity to participate in an accelerated grade 9-14 model program, which is partnered with Mercer County Community College. Students will earn an associate's degree in the field of advanced manufacturing or the traditional engineering pathway, which is a three (3) semester program. Thus, giving students exposure to the fields of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. 

Automotive pathway

We've developed an articulation agreement with Mercer County Community College where students enter the Automotive Pathway as sophomores in the hopes to earn their ASE Light Maintenance and Repair (LMR) certification as automotive technicians. This certificate is an industry standard valid for five years with a one year hands-on work experience requirement in maintenance and light repair to qualify. 

Trenton to trails partnership

With the help of Mercer County Parks Commission and non-profit partners, seniors from our Building & Design Pathway participate in the Stewardship Awareness program where urban students take trips to diversify their knowledge and awareness of natural resources in the Mercer County Area 

solvay big brothers/big sisters mentor program

For over five years, our academy has developed a partnership with Big Brother/Big Sisters of Mercer County and Solvay Chemical company to give a selected group of students an opportunity of mentorship. This program meets twice a month where the students travel to Solvay's headquarters in Princeton to work on developing career readiness skills such as resume writing, CPR training, presentation skills, etc. After the students complete their assigned skill for the day, they get an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with members of the Solvay staff during a mentoring session. 



A Message from our vice principal

Welcome students, families, community, and staff to a new school year!  We are looking forward to helping students set and reach their goals this year. Our focus will be to make sure students are successful academically, and socially. We want them to be aware of their interests, colleges, careers, and opportunities.  We also want them to take advantage of every opportunity now as they prepare for their future careers. We look forward to working with you all to help our students achieve these goals. We hope to see you at Back to School Night on Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at 5:00 PM. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

¡Bienvenidos estudiantes, familias, comunidad y personal a un nuevo año escolar! Esperamos ayudar a los estudiantes a establecer y alcanzar sus metas este año. Nuestro enfoque será asegurarnos de que los estudiantes tengan éxito académica y socialmente. Queremos que estén conscientes de sus intereses, universidades, carreras y oportunidades. También queremos que aprovechen cada oportunidad ahora mientras se preparan para sus futuras carreras. Esperamos trabajar con todos ustedes para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a lograr estos objetivos. Esperamos verlo en la Noche de Regreso a Clases el miércoles 21 de febrero de 2024 a las 5:00 p.m. No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta.

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