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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, and curriculum/project collaboration with local businesses and technology companies

  • Medtronic
  • General Mills
  • U of MN School of Design and Architecture
  • Hamline University Biology Department
  • Urban Homeworks
  • Reve Academy
  • Best Prep
  • 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 (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 
  • Aquaponics technology system


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

5.  Robotics Club

6.  Sisters In Technology (formerly Girls Who Code)

7.  Northside Maker's Club


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


Contact us for more information:

NSTEM Coordinator


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.