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NSTEM at North High:

NSTEM Academy's focus is to provide our students with rigorous STEM integration learning in their courses, and unique STEM career and college exploration opportunities.  We currently offer Computer Systems and Robotics courses through Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized engineering curriculum, and plan to add more PLTW courses in the future. 


NSTEM Academy at North Community High School offers:

1.  Project based learning in all core and elective NSTEM courses.

2.  Unique STEM learning experiences, such as mentorship, visits, job shadow and internship experiences, and curriculum/project collaboration with local businesses and technology companies:

  • Medtronic
  • General Mills
  • U of MN School of Design and Hamline University Science Department
  • Urban Homeworks Architecture
  • Reve Academy
  • Best Prep
  • Graco Manufaturing
  • Achieve Mpls!
  • Leonardo’s Basement

3.  A "Maker Space" area for students to build, design, prototype, and explore STEM learning

  • 3-D printer and 3-D pens
  • Graphic arts design software and tools
  • Maker activities (K'nex. Legos, Snap Circuits)
  • Makey Makey software and coding programs
  • Vex robotics
  • Vernier lab technology tools
  • Construction tools and supplies for builds
  • A variety of maker space project supplies for students 

4.  NSTEM Academy is the only MPS high school to offer a PLTW Computer Science Pathway.  Students who complete 3 PLTW courses earn articulated computer science credit at several local colleges.

5.  Two to one technology device/student ratio in every course!  Smaller class sizes of 25 or less. 


Contact us for more information:

NSTEM Coordinator


 NSTEM has been awarded generous grant support from the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation


NSTEM 10th grade students conduct chemistry lab with their U of MN STEM Mentors

NSTEM photos

See us in action!

PDF NSTEM Rondo and Plymouth Ave re-design Interdisciplinary Project   --  9th grade NSTEM students re-image and model a new Plymouth Ave re-design by applying their understanding of the historical Rondo neighborhood.