Greenwood School District 50 offers STEM Magnet School Choice at the middle school level.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
A primary goal of STEM education is to provide both in class and beyond class experiences that integrate the four domains of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a result, students in effective STEM programs learn how to integrate concepts from those four domains to understand complex problems and to solve problems using innovative approaches. Providing students with beyond classroom experiences is a goal of the STEMS Magnet Program and students are expected to participate in those experiences.
STEMS is located at Westview Middle School and available to rising sixth grade students. STEMS is designed to develop and refine the students’ scientific and mathematical achievement while allowing students to practice skills in exploratory classes. STEMS includes Gateway To Technology, a middle school component, which builds on the district’s engineering curriculum, and Project Lead the Way, offered at the G. Frank Russell Technology Center. STEMS offers a rigorous gifted and talented curriculum supported by activities designed to help all students explore math, science, and technology. Curriculum includes state academic standards and extensive activities in areas of science and math. The academic teachers will have the South Carolina Gifted and Talented Endorsement and will receive specialized training for the program.
STEMS offers students an opportunity to develop their academic skills in an environment which enhances their science and math abilities. STEMS students will explore their interests, grow academically, and experience science, math, and technology through a variety of engaging experiences. Rising sixth graders will be given an opportunity to apply and interview for STEMS. Approximately fifty qualifying students will be selected for participation.
Greenwood School District 50 is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. It is the policy of the District not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact the Office of Human Resources or the Office of Administration at 864-941-5400 if you have questions.