Since the inception of the STEM School & Academy four years ago, they have experienced many challenges and change as they have grown from an empty warehouse with no students to one of Colorado’s largest and best performing charter schools. This rapid change has brought on challenges but today the STEM School & Academy can celebrate a remarkable achievement; Colorado’s Department of Education has awarded the school its top recognition for academic, community, and professional excellence, the John Irwin School of Excellence Award. This prestigious award for 2014 that can only be made after a school has three years of solid academic excellence. (See further http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/johnirwin)
ART Award from STEM School & Academy! Colorado Charter Schools Rally/Student Art Winner is excited to announce Nathanel Cho won the Grand Prize in the 6th – 8th Grade Student Art Contests category at the Colorado Charter School Rally. Nathanel won a $250 scholarship which he has graciously donated to the STEM Art Department for their help and support.
STEM School & Academy Mission and Vision: STEM High and Middle School will provide an integrated educational system of high standards to engage all students in an academically rigorous core curricula, promoting a strong foundation in the sciences, technologies, engineering and math, relevant to real-world contexts, and building on student character and community assets to prepare students for successful post-secondary endeavors.
All graduates ready for college, careers and active civic participation.
Related Upcoming Events: South Metro Denver Chamber will host the first Annual Colorado STEM Summit on October 31 – 30th at the University of Colorado – South Campus at the Wildlife Experience.
The 750 – 1000 person Summit will convene for a day-and-a-half beginning on Friday, October 30, with breakfast keynote by Lt. Governor Joe Garcia. Panel discussions will follow to discuss the Current and Future State of the Talent Pipeline in Colorado with speakers to offer the industry perspective. Following that, a second panel with leaders from education will offer their perspective on the Talent Pipeline. Friday afternoon will then move to breakout sessions on 2 or 3 different tracks. Friday will wind down with a hosted networking event from 4-6.
On Saturday morning, we will bring forward actionable outcomes from Friday’s sessions to the key legislative leaders from local and State government, School Districts, and Senators Corey Gardner and Michael Bennet, to exchange information and to determine what can be done to further expedite favorable outcomes for all stakeholders. This Forum for Action is an essential step toward further implementation of STEM Roadmap for the State of Colorado.
For additional information, please contact Brian Bartony at [email protected] or 303.795.0142