STEM Lab equips students for success in a diverse, interdependent and changing world through a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education centered on innovative, hands-on learning.
STEM Lab students are immersed in analysis, discovery, problem solving and creativity through problem-based learning. With problem-based learning, STEM students have the opportunity to be risk takers, critical thinkers and innovators by solving real-world challenges in the classroom. By working through a combination of learning strategies, students discover the nature of a problem, understand the variables involved and gain new perspectives.
Students also participate in a number of unique field experiences every year and many are mentored by industry partners, working side-by-side content experts. Students leave STEM Lab with an educational compass that connects knowledge with choices and action in school and in life to sustain post-secondary workforce readiness.
Families with students wishing to attend STEM Lab will need to apply for admission by using the district’s Schools of Choice Program. Families will be able to apply beginning December 1st through the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Choice website. The application deadline is the last business day in January. Siblings of students already attending STEM Lab will have priority in the admissions lottery for their school. Priority will be given to in-district students and determined by a lottery system based on five geographic zones within the Five Star District. Out-of-district students will only be accepted for admittance after all in-district requests have been met.
Kindergarten at STEM Lab is a full-day, tuition-based program. There is a tuition fee of $300.00 a month. There is a $25.00 late fee for payments not paid by the first of every month. There is an opportunity for a scholarship for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch.