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Our STEM Program


School of Distinction







STEM at Coltrane-Webb School entry photo

STEM Components

Student Opportunities - Students designing, collaboration, real world connections, problem/project-based learning, use of technology, STEM clubs/competitions

Classroom Environment - Integrated content, multiple assessment types, personalized, hands-on learning

School Structures - STEM spaces, strategic staffing, professional development, STEM leadership pathways

School Culture - Ongoing data tracking, school-wide STEM vision, student innovation encouraged, focus on underrepresented students

Community Connection - STEM network connections, active STEM Advisory Council, community partners


What Makes STEM Different?

  • Active STEM Advisory Council that meets quarterly
  • Problem/Project Based Learning experiences assigned routinely
  • Emphasis on Student Collaboration with assigned roles
  • Employability Skills Reinforced (soft skills)
  • Career exposure and aligning students career pathways (3 tiered STEM portfolio)
  • Focus on integration across all levels
  • K-12 vertical alignment of STEM practices/curriculum
    STEM field trips
  • Opportunities for Student Empowerment (voice and choice)
  • Engineering Design Process embedded at all schools
    Elementary and Middle- every teacher a STEM teacher
  • K-12 pipeline with 4 NC STEM Schools of Distinction