STEM Up is our after-school academic-enrichment program for students in middle school grades. STEM Up participants learn advanced technology that is relevant to STEM career paths, strengthen their academic and life skills, participate in STEM knowledge competitive events, and engage in early college readiness.
STEM Up classes combine teacher-driven instruction with student-led work. Our students learn robotics, video game design, programming code, web site building, digital graphic design, and more, as part of projects that require them to formulate and answer complex questions.
This project-based approach to learning encourages students to develop important life skills, like:
STEM Up students also graduate from the program with a college plan that charts their college-bound track through high school. The program’s day-to-day emphasis on college readiness is supplemented by special college-planning events for students and families, guest speakers, STEM career exploration, field trips and more. The STEM Up experience builds a solid foundation for high school and gets kids excited for future success in higher education.