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High School at STEM is where innovation and rigorous achievement come to life

Academics & Pathways

We Foster Fearless Innovation

High School at STEM is where innovation and rigorous achievement come to life

Our strong, innovative and problem-based curriculum is futuristic, entrepreneurial and fun. At STEM, our students are challenged to think outside the box and maximize their potential in every academic area. Our students are challenged to develop the essential soft skills necessary to be productive and valued members of the 21st Century workforce.

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Student Support Services

The mission of the Student Support Team at STEM School Highlands Ranch is to provide every student with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive in an environment that is safe, challenging and nurturing. We are dedicated to helping the entire student body reach their full potential while feeling empowered, respected and supported.

Our Student Support page is divided into four sections:
  • Academic Support
  • Emotional Support
  • College and Career Planning
  • Sources of Strength

We offer a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses that are available beginning in the freshman year. We believe that if students are ready for the rigorous AP courses, we will continue to broaden our offerings to meet their need.

Beyond AP courses, we offer Concurrent Enrollment (CE) enabling students to take classes both on and off our campus for college credit, while still enrolled in high school. STEM has agreements with several community colleges and four-year universities where students can attend. On campus, students are eligible to take CE courses taught by members of our highly qualified HS teaching staff for college credit. With a guarantee transfer of credit to Colorado public universities, this opportunity provides both an additional pathway for rigorous coursework, and is an ideal way for families to save money on college tuition.

Our STEM Career Discovery program is the first of its kind for high school students in Colorado. The program offers students a menu of options to explore STEM fields in real-world settings that can potentially lead to an internship/apprenticeship or full- or part-time job after graduation and during college.

STEM juniors and seniors have access to a College and Career Counselor who works with them individually to identify the best pathway for after high school. Students meet with various colleges and universities who visit our school, apply for a variety of scholarships, and eventually make a decision about what their lives will look like after the high school diploma is placed in their hands.

All high school students at STEM School Highlands Ranch and in Douglas County are required to complete 20 hours of documented community service.

Sites that students need to review understand their options:

Necessary forms students need to download and complete:

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHS chapter at STEM School Highlands Ranch is open to Juniors and Seniors only, who meet the requirements for membership.