The STEM program of study immerses students in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, while emphasizing critical thinking and ingenuity. Beginning freshman year, students will engage in 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD), introductory computer programming, and robotics. The STEM Pathway emphasizes real-world collaborative problem-solving skills through project-based learning. This forms the foundation for selecting higher-level coursework detailed below.
The program may be supplemented with a 2-year sequence in fine arts and/or music appreciation and balanced with a range of Humanities Pathway electives.
STEM College and Advanced Placement Courses:
College Algebra & PreCalculus, College Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Calculus, College Calculus, College Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, College Digital Electronics, College Introduction to Engineering and Design, College Biomedical Engineering, College Environmental Sustainability, and AP Physics.
STEM Pathway Requirements
Math: 4 years are required. Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra II Honors, Precalculus/Calculus Honors, College Calculus, and AP Calculus AB. Math placement is determined by an in-house assessment administered in the spring. Students with an 88% or higher on the Algebra regents will be considered for placement directly into Geometry.
Science: 4 years are required. Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are required. Electives include AP Biology, Forensics, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Sustainability, AP Physics, College Chemistry and Bio Medical Engineering. Students with an 88% or higher on the Living Environment regents will be considered for placement directly into Chemistry.
Technology/Engineering: Engineering Design, Robotics, Digital Electronics, and AP Computer Science A are required.
English/Humanities: 4 years of English are required. English I (Survey of Literature), English II (British Literature), English III (American Literature) or AP Literature and Composition, and English IV (World Literature) or AP Language and Composition. Electives include Speech and Writing, Classics, AP Art History, Music Appreciation, and American Musical Theater.
Social Studies: 4 years are required. Global I, Global II or AP European, US History I or AP US History, Government and Politics or AP Government and Politics, and Economics are all required. Electives include AP Psychology, Psychology and Sociology.
Religion: 4 years are required. Religion I (The Old Testament), Religion II (The New Testament), Religion III (Church History), Religion IV (Social Justice and World Religions). Elective is Theology.
Language: 4 years are required. Students chose a 4-year sequence available in Spanish, and Italian, which include College Italian and College Spanish in senior year. Electives include Latin.
P.E./Health: 1 semester of health and 4 semesters of P.E. are required.
The Arts: 2 semesters are required. Fine Art I, Fine Art II or Music Appreciation.