We selected science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as our school focus because the world is rapidly changing due to the discovery of new science technology and its applications. We prepare students for a future where innovation, communication, collaboration, global competeny, critical thinking and problem solving skills are essential.

Because technology and science change so quickly, we work to prepare students for jobs that do not exist yet, and teach students how to identify and solve problems as they arise. To be globally competitive, we need the next generation prepared to step into STEM careers. STEM exposes students to the engineering process, design thinking and problem solving while using the most current technology available with the outcome of shaping students to be innovative problem solvers who can analyze and design.

Elementary STEM Education

  • Explore and introduce foundational STEM experiences that enhance student interest in real-world learning
  • Introduce students to a variety of STEM careers and fields
  • Provide a teaching and learning environment in which content and skills of STEM are integrated using the Colorado Academic Standards
  • Incorporate the design thinking process, a strategy for integrating problem solving, into classrooms, schools and the workplace
  • Provide STEM programming in a variety of settings, along with extended learning opportunities

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