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STEM Components

Student Opportunities - Students designing, collaboration, real world connections, problem/project-based learning, use of technology, STEM clubs/competitions

Classroom Environment - Integrated content, multiple assessment types, personalized, hands-on learning

School Structures - STEM spaces, strategic staffing, professional development, STEM leadership pathways

School Culture - Ongoing data tracking, school-wide STEM vision, student innovation encouraged, focus on underrepresented students

Community Connection - STEM network connections, active STEM Advisory Council, community partners


What makes STEM different?

Active STEM Advisory Council that meets quarterly

Problem/Project Based Learning experiences assigned routinely

Emphasis on Student Collaboration with assigned roles

Employability Skills Reinforced (soft skills)

Career exposure and aligning students' career pathways (3 tiered STEM portfolio)

Focus on integration across all levels

K-12 vertical alignment of STEM practices/curriculum
STEM field trips

Opportunities for Student Empowerment (voice and choice)

Engineering Design Process embedded at all schools
Elementary and Middle- every teacher a STEM teacher

K-12 pipeline with 4 NC STEM Schools of Distinction