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NSTEM at North High:
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NSTEM Academy's focus is to provide our students with rigorous STEM integration learning in their courses, and unique STEM career and college exploration opprtunites.  We currently offer Computer Systems and Robotics courses through Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized engineering curriculum, and plan to addd 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 expereinces, such as mentorship, visits, and  curriculum/project collabortion with local businesses and technology companies

  • Medtronic
  • U of MN and Hamline University
  • Urban Homeworks
  • Reve Academy
  • Graco
  • Project Sweetie Pie
  • Seeka TV

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

  • 3-D printer and 3-D pens
  • Graphic arts design software and tools
  • Maker activities (Ki'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.  Two to One technology device/student ratio in every course!  Smaller class sizes of 25 or less. 

5.  Northside Maker's Club- an after school club for students who are interested in Maker thinking and Engineering Design Cycle

 

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

 

Contact us for more information:  

Torrey.Lau@mpls.k12.mn.us

NSTEM Coordinator

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