S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders -- the students of today -- must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.
STEM Courses: Sci Challenge 7 and Sci Tech 8
Cavitt began offering S.T.E.M. courses several years ago after we discussed, as a teaching staff, the future employment prospects for our students and the current needs of our nation. We were struck by the fact that employment opportunities in S.T.E.M. related fields are expected to grow by 17% between 2008-2018, nearly double the growth in all other fields. (EdCal: March 26, 2012)
Our S.T.E.M. classes were created by our credentialed Science teachers and are aligned to the California State Standards in Science. It was important to Cavitt that we create connections between expected learning outcomes and our electives in order to improve our students’ achievement and interest in related fields.