STEM and STEAM

STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Along with content knowledge, a strong STEM program establishes student behaviors, which include engagement in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and investigation. The goal of STEM education is to prepare students for post-secondary study and the 21st century workforce.

STEAM fuses Arts and creativity with STEM to engage the whole child and foster high achievement in all areas by blending the arts and sciences. Both STEM and STEAM employ the artistic process and scientific method relying on exploration of ideas and possibilities. Both require high student engagement in exploring creative and critical thinking, which supports collaborative learning. STEAM complements 21st century skills, particularly the “4 C’s” of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

Special Features​​​​

  • Specially trained teachers for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics studies
  • Alignment of student’s career pathway with postsecondary STEM program(s)
  • Students discover the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the creative processes
  • High School Academy programs offer opportunities to participate in internships, job shadowing, career fairs, field trips, and extracurricular activities

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Sustainability program provides students a learning environment that will connect students to local, regional and global environmental issues. Students will explore solutions to existing environmental problems while learning how to preserve healthy ecosystems in both the world and their community.

Computer Science Immersion / Coding

CMS computer science magnet schools are committed to integrating coding into the curriculum while developing the characteristics of our students as innovators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers.

 

STEM and STEAM Schools