What is Worthington STEM
Worthington STEM is derived from the national Project Lead the Way Curriculum. There are two distinct parts of Worthington STEM.
Part 1 - Freshman Year
Students enroll in a Freshman STEM Team. This consists of a team of core teachers and an engineering teacher who work together to provide an enriching science, technology, engineering and math experience for incoming 9th grade students. This program is flexible. As students move into the 10-12th grades - they may choose to continue their STEM experience by taking additional Technology & Engineering Courses (OR) Opt out and take other courses to fit their interests.
Part 2 - 10th - 12th Grade Years
Students who choose to continue developing skills and knowledge in Technology & Engineering will have an array of opportunities to choose from. Options will include rigorous PLTW pre-engineering classes with the opportunity to earn college credit, (AND/OR) engineering & media technologies that provide additional beneficial hands experiences.
PLTW Pre-Engineering Courses
Students who continue their education in the Pre-Engineering Pathway will have access to the following courses.
- Introduction to Engineering Design - (IED)
- Principles of Engineering - (POE)
- Digital Electronics - (DE)
- Civil Engineering & Architecture - (CEA)
- Engineering Design & Development - (EDD)
These are rigorous, relevant, and engaging hands on curriculum based classes. Online resources about the future benefits that students will gain from their experience.