About STEM

 


The mission of the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Academy at Skyline High School is to help students realize their potential for success in STEM careers by supporting their explorations of STEM-related fields, by encouraging the development of critical thinking skills, and by providing them with a head start in pursuing their post-secondary education.

 

Academy Description

Skyline High School STEM courses are designed so that students have the opportunity to develop relationships within teams to collaboratively solve problems and develop leadership skills.  Hence, the courses not only improve the academic component of the students’ lives but also provide valuable life lessons that can be applied to solve tomorrow’s problems in the real world.

STEM students will:

  • Utilize advanced technology and equipment in their STEM courses
  • Investigate a wide variety of STEM-related fields such as robotics, renewable energy & sustainable living, architectural engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science
  • Design and build advanced engineering projects with our Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) and at the Innovation Center.
  • Create a senior design project for presentation at CU Boulder’s Design Expo
  • Earn a STEM certificate upon graduation signifying a readiness for success in post-secondary education.

For more information about applying for STEM next year, please contact STEM Academy Coordinator Amanda Giuliani (Giuliani_amanda@svvsd.org).

 

Course Offerings:

STEM (Engineering) Courses offered at Skyline:

Explorations in STEM A & B

Creative Engineering in STEM A &  B

Advanced Engineering A & B

Advanced Engineering 1:  Robotics

Senior Design A & B

 (Full Skyline course descriptions can be found at our counseling page.)

 

SVVSD's Innovation Center Courses:

https://innovation.svvsd.org/

 

Computer Science Courses at Skyline:

Intro to Programming

Intro to Computing

Computer Science A& B

AP Computer Science Principles A & B

Beginning Game Development

Geek Squad

 

Skyline's Partnership with CU Boulder (College of Engineering & Applied Science)

The Skyline High School STEM Academy has a unique partnership with the college of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  High performing students graduating from the Skyline High School STEM Academy have the ability to earn guaranteed admission into the University of Colorado’s College of Engineering & Applied Science.  Coursework, GPA, and test score requirements are detailed here.

 

Requirements for a Skyline High School STEM Certificate:

 

Sample STEM 4-year Student Plans

Sample Student Plans (STEM fields) for focus areas of engineering, computer science, math, science, and robotics can be used when planning your time at skyline.