STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
An HEB ISD Schools of Choice Program
- Contact Kiera Elledge, Coordinator of STEM & School Libraries: KieraElledge@hebisd.edu - 817-399-2102
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is a set of special opportunities offered to students through HEB ISD's Schools of Choice program. In our school district, STEM is built on problem- and project-based learning experiences.
Students at Central Junior High can participate in the Engineering & Robotics pathway and students at Euless JH and Hurst JH can participate in the Cybersecurity/Network Technology pathway. Both STEM programs have related courses offered for high school students at the Buinger CTE Academy. (Classes at BCTEA are available to students from both L.D. Bell and Trinity High Schools.)
- HEB ISD STEM Proposed Pathways Document - more information about our aligned STEM-specialization pathways for 7th through 12th grade
- HEB ISD STEM Brochure - basic information about elementary, junior high, and high school STEM opportunities
For more information about applying for the STEM Engineering & Robotics Pathway, visit the HEB ISD Transfers webpage...
Real-world Advantage through Community Partnerships
Where other schools simply offer a pre-packaged STEM curriculum, HEB ISD leverages strong community partnerships to provide unmatched learning opportunities. HEB ISD students hear from real professionals doing cutting-edge work in STEM fields.
Global aerospace leader Bell Helicopter supports HEB ISD with visits from actual engineers, drone competitions, field trips to working facilities, resources for STEM programs, and more.
Texas Health Resources, one of the largest health systems in the United States, provides guest speakers on medical and health topics, field trips to medical facilities, and clinical rotation opportunities for health science students.
Our STEM programs also receive support through connections with NTE Mobility Partners, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy, Barnes & Noble, and more.
STEM for All Students
STEM skills will empower today's students to excel tomorrow, so we don't confine STEM learning to these specific programs. STEM concepts and activities are incorporated throughout classes at all grade levels in all HEB ISD schools.
Every HEB ISD school is equipped with a Makerspace. These dedicated workspaces are supplied with consumable materials that students can use to build their own inventions and explore new concepts with a hands-on approach.
HEB ISD's Buinger CTE Academy allows students from both high schools to study advanced STEM specializations including Robotics, Aeronautical Engineering, Digital Art & Animation, Architectural Design, Health Science & Medicine, and more.
Each year, students participate in programs like Hour of Code and the Full STEAM Ahead conference. These programs inspire self-confidence that all students can pursue STEM education and careers.
What is Schools of Choice?
HEB ISD's Schools of Choice programs go beyond the "core" curriculum. These limited enrollment programs focus on specific, special topics. Students can grow their artistic talents, explore cutting-edge advancements, and develop skills to compete with a global workforce.
Each program has its own set of requirements and its own academic path to completion, giving families the freedom to decide which path is right for their child.