At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation at the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world.
Our STEM Career Discovery program is the first of its kind for students in Colorado. The program aims to leverage the power of collaboration between STEM students (K-12) and industry professionals to forge pathways of discovery and nurture unlimited human potential. These connections allow students to learn alongside experts as they solve real-world problems, explore their personal interests, and build relationships that can potentially lead to an internship/apprenticeship or full- or part-time job placement after graduation and during college.
Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Classes allow high school students to enroll in college-level, guarantee transfer (within the Colorado public university system) courses while still in high school. With our partnership with ACC, Metro and UC-Denver, STEM offers more CE courses than any other District school Students can earn an Associate’s of Arts Degree while still at STEM.
Students taking Concurrent Enrollment courses who would like to explore the pathways below will have automatic transfer eligibility to Colorado Colleges.
STEM was one of the first schools in the state of Colorado approved for the P-TECH Program. It allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Robotics and Automation degree or an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity from ACC. Students can start in 9th grade and continue at STEM through year 14. P-TECH provides college education, relevant workplace skills and No tuition cost to students and families as long as students have a passing grade.
No penalty, cost, or problem if a student leaves the program. Check out this P-TECH Fact Sheet.
Internships (ILOP) provide an accelerated opportunity for students to earn course credit for apprenticeships and internships while helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be postsecondary and workforce ready.
Internships are for students in grades 11 and 12.
What Makes STEM Career Discovery Unique?
Career Discovery Interest Form
If you’re an industry partner, parent, industry expert, or have a specialty you’d like to share with our students, please click the button below to complete our Career Discovery Interest Form.
Ways that you can get involved with students include: