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STEM

Grades Pre-K–12 | Zones 1–4

At IPS, our STEM schools emphasize a hands-on, problem-based learning approach focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking, problem-solving, discourse, real-world connection and goal-oriented actions.

Curriculum Focuses:

  • Math and sciences
  • Critical thinking
  • Real-world application

What to Expect:

  • Students will get to explore new ways of thinking and develop critical thinking skills. 
  • Courses are student-centered and developed through the lens of inquiry- and problem-based learning practices. 
  • Lesson plans connect everyday academic know-how to the reality of our world today.

An In-Depth Look: STEM

Students will engage in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses including: Medical Detectives, Automation and Robotics, and Green Architecture. There will also be an opportunity to work with a computer science educator to hone their engineering skills through the application of theory and design principles. 

IPS Schools with STEM Programming:

  • Cold Spring School at Marian University | Grades K–8 | Zones 1 & 2
  • Crispus Attucks High School | Grades 9–12 | All Zones
  • Anna Brochhausen School 88 | Grades K–5 | Zone 3
  • James A. Garfield School 31 | Grades Pre-K–5 | Zone 4
  • Robert Lee Frost School 106 | Grades Pre-K–5 | Zone 2
  • Arlington Middle School | Grades 6–8 | Zones 2 & 3
  • William Penn Middle School | Grades 6–8 | Zones 1 & 4
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School | Grades 9–12 | All Zones