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.
Future TCHS students have the opportunity to participate in either the P-TECH pathway , an accelerated grade 9-14 model program, which is partnered with Mercer County Community College. Students will earn an associates 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.
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.
princeton arcprep program
Princeton University has partnered with TCHS to introduce our high school sophomores to the discipline of architecture through Arc Prep, which is a fully immersive, semester-long college preparatory course.
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 next week at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22nd. 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 poder ayudar a los estudiantes a establecer y alcanzar sus metas este año. Nuestro enfoque será asegurarnos de que los estudiantes tengan éxito académico y social. Queremos que estén al tanto de sus intereses, universidades, carreras y oportunidades para aprovechar ahora mientras se preparan para sus futuras carreras. Esperamos trabajar con las familias para ayudarlas a alcanzar estas metas. Esperamos verlos pronto la próxima semana en la Noche de Regreso a la Escuela el jueves 22 de septiembre. No dude en comunicarse conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta