High School STEM Program
The Dr Lynne B Harrison High School STEM program is a three-and-a-half-year sequence of courses that students can elect to take in addition to the required science and mathematics coursework. Through collaborative group work and hands-on, project-based learning, students develop important problem-solving skills. They use the engineering design process to become innovative thinkers and self-confident in their ability to be independent learners. Students have access to the state-of-the-art tools and technology in our STEM center, including 3D printers, laser cutters, and a CNC router, and are encouraged to use every tool at their disposal to bring their ideas to life.
They will concurrently take Biology (9th grade), Chemistry (10th grade), and Physics (11th grade).
In the STEM program, students will focus on the application of science, technology, engineering and math to everyday life, employment and the surrounding environment. Through collaborative, group work and hands-on activities students will learn important problem-solving skills, use the engineering process to become innovative thinkers and become self confident in their ability to research, design and implement creative solutions to real-world engineering problems. Throughout the course, students will also focus on teamwork, developing their presentation skills and exploring STEM-related subjects in current events.