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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 a Computer Science Pathway 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:

  • Amazon Future Engineers Program 
  • Medtronic WISE Outreach Program
  • General Mills through Best Prep E Mentors Program
  • U of MN School of Design and Hamline University Science Department
  • Urban Homeworks Architecture
  • Reve Academy
  • MN State IT Center of Excellence
  • Graco and GAF Manufaturing and Engineering Corporations
  • Achieve Mpls!
  • Proejct Success- Coding Days
  • Sundance Family Foundation Wunderkammer
  • Leonardo’s Basement

3.  Professional technology related internships for NSTEM Seniors during the school day.

  • Genesys Works
  • Reve Academy
  • Other local companies in partnership with NSTEM

4.  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
  • FIRST Robotics
  • Vernier lab technology tools
  • Construction tools and supplies for builds
  • A variety of maker space project supplies for students 

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

6.  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.
document Stem Revolution Project   --  NSTEM students design and create a community problem solving model to answer the question of "How can you start a STEM revolution?"