Our students begin STEM education in
elementary school. The experiences students gain from using the STEM classroom
will help to give them an insight to skills and ideas that can influence their
career choices and help to prepare them for college. The predicted future trend
for the highest paying, most stable jobs will be in the areas of Science,
Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
We believe the District is alone in the
State in having dedicated STEM classrooms in every school -- maybe alone in the
school has one STEM classroom, except NFHS, which has two STEM
classrooms that are used for specific STEM courses in Biomedical Science
and Math Innovation. High school students have these classes as an option
for course credit. In the future, NFHS anticipates collaboration with colleges
for college credits and with companies for internships.
features of the STEM classroom are virtual field trips, laptop computers,
special 3-D Smart Boards, after school engineering clubs, and the opportunity
to learn to work as a team to perform “missions”.