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Upper School STEM Program

 
STEM Honors or Certificate  Program 9th - 12th Grade (optional)

The Upper School offers an optional four-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Honors program as well as a STEM Certificate program for students who have demonstrated a strong aptitude for and a high level of interest in the STEM fields. Students may choose one of two tracks of study: Engineering or Biomedical.

To apply for the Upper School STEM Program, please choose "yes" during the application process where it asks whether you are applying to the STEM Program. Whether or not you apply your child for the STEM program has no bearing on your child’s consideration for admission to the Upper School.

STEM Honors Program Enrollment Requirements

Pre-Requisites (Middle School/8th Grade)

  • Physical Science: final year grade of 90 or higher (provides Upper School credit)
  • Algebra I/Geometry: final year grade of 90 or higher (provides Upper School credit)
  • Completion of the first year of a World Language (i.e., Spanish/Latin 1A & 1B; provides Upper School credit)
  • Additional Science Teacher recommendation

Recommendations

  • Take Health over a summer
  • Take Personal Fitness over a summer or earn alternative credit for athletic participation
STEM Honors Diploma Requirements
  • Complete the four STEM Honors courses in one of the STEM Tracks (Engineering or BioMedical)
  • Complete a total of six Science courses (including 8th grade Physical Science)
    • At least five Science courses must be honors/AP
  • Complete a total of five Math courses (including Middle School Algebra I/Geometry)
  • Complete a total of 32 credits 
  • Complete additional STEM-related co-curricular activity each year
 
STEM Honors Diploma Requirements
  • Complete the four STEM Honors courses in one of the STEM Tracks (Engineering or BioMedical)
  • Complete a total of six Science courses (including 8th grade Physical Science)
    • At least five Science courses must be honors/AP
  • Complete a total of five Math courses (including Middle School Algebra I/Geometry)
  • Complete a total of 32 credits 
  • Complete additional STEM-related co-curricular activity each year
STEM Certificate Program Enrollment Requirements

Pre-Requisites (Middle School/8th Grade)

Recommendations

  • Take Health over a summer
  • Take Personal Fitness over a summer or earn alternative credit for athletic participation

STEM Certificate Requirements

  • Complete the three STEM Honors courses in one of the STEM Tracks (Engineering or BioMedical)
  • Complete a total of four Science courses (including 8th grade Physical Science) which must include Physics
  • Complete a total of four Math courses 
  • Complete a total of 28 credits 
  • Complete additional STEM-related co-curricular activity each year