Grounded in actionable learning, the Forest Hills STEM Academy provides students with dynamic and interactive opportunities to acquire foundational skills and build relevant connections in STEM education. Housed in Northern High School, the STEM Academy welcomed its first cohort of 26 students in September, 2015.
The STEM Academy is open to all students in our district. Application is made in the spring of a student’s 8th grade year. Students spend the morning in their home school, and the last three hours of the day in the STEM Academy.
Coursework includes a thematic and interdisciplinary approach developed from these content areas:
- 9th grade: Algebra II, Geometry, Biology, CAD, and Engineering 101
- 10th grade: Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, AP Computer Science
- 11th grade: AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, Computer Programming, and Engineering Systems
- 12th grade: Capstone Design Project