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.
If you would like to see your counselor, please fill out one of the forms to the right.
This form will be checked 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. each school day and will not be checked on weekends, holidays, or breaks. If this is an emergency and outside of school hours, PLEASE complete one of the following options:
For students who are interested in dropping any High School credits that were earned in Middle School (because it will negatively affect their GPA), please complete the form via the button below. Please note, the course will still show up on your transcript, but the credit and GPA calculations disappear. Students must make sure that they still have the required credits in that content area.
Beyond advanced placement courses, we offer Concurrent Enrollment (CE), enabling students to take classes both on our campus and off campus for college credit, while still enrolled in high school.
We have 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 high school 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. For out-of-state schools, students must check directly with the school’s admissions department.
For further information about Concurrent Enrollment at STEM, please contact Nicole Ryan ([email protected]), Career Discovery Coordinator.
Students completing college-level concurrent enrollment college level courses with a grade of C- or higher will be awarded credit equivalency as follows:
|1 semester credit||.5 year high school credit|
|2-3 semester credits||1 year high school credit|
|4 semester credits||1.5 years high school credit|
|5 semester credits||2 years high school credit|
Through community service, students are given opportunities to become responsible citizens by helping others while learning selflessness and fostering personal growth. Every student attending a Douglas County School is required to fulfill a 20-hour community service requirement outside of their home and family environment in order to graduate. To be counted toward the graduation requirement, this service must commence after the successful completion of eighth grade. All hours must be documented on a DCSD Community Service Form along with the Student Reflection to be processed. Any activity that meets the DCSD Guidelines will be accepted. All hours documented will be noted on the student’s transcript.
In order to earn the STEM Scholar recognition, students are required to log 100 hours of community service.
Make sure Mrs. Myrick ([email protected]) has your PPP and you request the letter a MINIMUM of 3 weeks before the application deadline. Please allow 3 weeks for teachers as well.
STEM Scholar- Scholar has very specific requirements- read carefully!
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Naviance tasks to complete:
Log in to your My School Bucks account and make sure you don’t have any outstanding fees.
Check with your counselor to make sure you have all the credits you need in order to graduate.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your counselor!
8773 Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO. 80129
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute that protects persons with disabilities from discrimination. It states that:
“No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall solely by reason of her or his disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) contains similar prohibitions against discrimination.
Under Section 504, school districts are required to make their programs and activities (including non-academic and extracurricular programs and activities) accessible to all individuals with disabilities and to provide students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”). A FAPE includes the provision of regular or special education, related aids and services, and other accommodations designed to meet the individual educational needs of the student.
Please note that Section 504 applies to all students with disabilities – including those students eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”).
At STEM we collaborate with students, teachers, and families to develop appropriate 504 plans that meet the needs of learners with disabilities by providing accommodations to help students benefit from the educational programming and activities of the school.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s 504 Plan, please use the information below as a guide. Always begin at the top of the chart and move down, as needed, to address concerns and achieve resolution.
MS (6-8): TBA (A-L); Lisa Clay (M-Z) ([email protected])
HS (9-12): Colene Birchfield (A-L) ([email protected]); Michael Link (M-Z) ([email protected])
MS: Maura Ridder ([email protected])
HS: Ryan Alsup ([email protected])