The Carrollton City School System takes great pride in the efforts and initiatives designed to provide a robust STEM educational experience at Carrollton High School. Much like the National STEM standards suggestion, the school’s vision for STEM instruction is to provide students with opportunities to “apply principles of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, interpersonal communication, and teamwork to the solutions of technological problems."
We have a diverse population of students with a wide range of interests and activities. We are not a magnet school, and we do not have a STEM Academy. Therefore, Carrollton High School does not select a certain number of students that will follow a predetermined schedule, but teachers and school leadership instead believe that every student who wants the opportunity to participate in STEM courses should be allowed to do so. Furthermore, STEM exposure will be beneficial in whatever career choices CHS students make.
The exact number of CHS graduates impacted by STEM is a difficult thing to define. Yet, many will gain and have gained from the benefits of a STEM education through rigorous and relevant science and math classes. The goal at CHS is to get as many students as possible to “take a bite of the STEM apple.” Invariably, many students will become hooked once exposed to the opportunities available, and it is the job of CHS educators to provide them access.