STEM Pathway

AP Diversity 2022

Hill's STEM Pathway 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 with Project Lead the Way courses. This forms the foundation for selecting higher-level coursework.
The STEM Pathway may be supplemented with a 2-year sequence in fine arts and/or music appreciation and balanced with a range of Humanities Pathway electives.

Freshman Year
Sophomore Year
College Digital Electronics* or AP Computer Science Principles*
Junior Year
College Introduction to Engineering Design* or College Environmental Sustainability*
*Available for college credit
NEW College Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is now offered as a part of Hill's STEM Pathway Program. A Project Lead the Way Computer Science course, Cybersecurity helps students establish an ethical code of conduct, while learning to defend data in today’s complex cyberworld.
Student Life:
  • Girls Who Code SJHA Chapter
  • Robotics Club
Girls Who Code: Closing the Gender Gap
By: Ewa Pekala for The Summit (student newspaper) May 2022 Issue
"Society has been trying to change the gender gap in technology as well as introduce women to the field of technology. This is the exact purpose of Girls Who Code. Members of the club enjoy many different activities. This includes simple online coding tutorials, building community through interactive activities, and learning about inspiring role models in the technology industry.The ultimate goal is for the girls to enter into hack-a-thons and/or the Congressional App Challenge. This competition allows middle and high school students from different districts to compete in an annual application contest for software development. These goals don't sound like anything that Hilltoppers can't accomplish."