It takes dedicated educators and committed students to make STEM schools successful. Check out these profiles below to find out how they do it.
Applying an Engineering Perspective
Wayne School of Engineering
Students from Wayne School of Engineering learn to use the engineering design process across the curriculum at their school. The fact that 93 percent of the Class of 2011 was accepted into a two- or four-year college is impressive, but even more so considering that 76 percent of the class would become the first in their families to graduate from college. In fact, creating environments that nurture first-generation college-goers is a hallmark of innovative North Carolina high schools inspired and supported by North Carolina New Schools.Play This Video
SILSA: Where Inquiry Leads to Student Success
Project-Based Learning Makes a Difference
Now in its seventh year, SILSA is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Affinity Network, which is organized and supported by North Carolina New Schools. While not all students will go on to careers in these fields, the rigor of the coursework surrounding this theme and the other three "affinities" benefits young scholars regardless of their interests or aptitudes.Play This Video
Project-based learning, or PBL, challenges students on several levels both academically and personally, often resulting in greater comprehension of multiple disciplines and improved outcomes. It's a common approach in North Carolina New Schools-affiliated high schools in general and STEM schools in particular.
Regional school recruits first class
New STEM school coming to northeastern North Carolina
The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is accepting applications for incoming 9th graders -- deadline is June 1, 2012. The Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience is an early college high school that is designed to serve as a statewide model school for STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Ultimately, the school will enroll about 450 students in grades 7-13 from five counties offering the opportunity for all students to earn up to two years of college credit along with their high school diploma.Play This Video
Early College EAST wins engineering competition
Group to present project in Germany
The Early College EAST High School Engineering Club has won a trip to Hanover, Germany, in Phoenix Contact's Nanoline Contest. The company announced the winner on Saturday, February 16, to kick off its National Engineers Week celebration. The team, which includes seven students in 9th-11th grades, placed third in last year's contest.Play This Video