STEM

 

 

 

While STEM has become a buzzword in education over the past several years, SHA has been focusing on producing future scientists, engineers, and world-changers since long before Sr. Lorna began her Forensic Science class in 1977.

 

Students can choose from several technology avenues including Presentation Communications and Electronic Media, Digital Design and Multimedia, Visual Communications Design, and Broadcasting.

 

Of course, traditional, yet ever-important science courses – especially for all future doctors, nurses, scientists, and engineers - such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy, and Physiology are offered, as well as Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Nutritional Science, and Engineering.

 

In addition to this wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math courses SHA is proud to offer an additional four-year concentration in Computer Science. The four-year computer science program engages students in computational thinking through activity, project, problem-based learning and introduces them to the possibilities in careers that use computing. This sequenced program of courses prepares students to make the next world-changing breakthroughs using computer science.

 

 

 

Freshman Year 

Introduction to Computer Science- Students create apps for mobile devices. Python® programming language is used.

 

Sophomore Year 

Computer Science and Software Engineering- Python® programming language is used. The course curriculum is a College Board-approved implementation of AP Computer Science Principles.

 

Junior Year 

Computer Science Applications- Java™ programming language is used. The course curriculum is a College Board-approved implementation of AP Computer Science A.

 

Senior Year 
Cybersecurity or Simulation and Modeling or Artificial Intelligence

 

SHA introduced the VEX Robotics Team in 2015. When our students participate in a program like this, STEM becomes so much more of a reality. Students take the lead—they're the ones who are engineering unique robot designs, building their robots, and programming them. For high school students, having fun and learning leadership skills in an authentic and rigorous STEM setting is immensely valuable.