STEM School and Academy provides an enriched academic program for highly motivated students. Almost 25% are identified gifted. We offer weekly tours to provide parents with a clear understanding of our program. Visit our website for tour dates and more information. No testing required for admission. Our lottery is conducted in January for the following year. Contact our registrar for admission information if applying after January. Our faculty, staff, students and parents have created a very special place to learn and grow. Watch our video uploaded on our website to see what students and teachers are saying about their school.
June 01, 2014
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There is widespread bullying and slander of gay students and there is a SERIOUS clique problem at this school, I'd say that this is by far the most hostile social environment I've ever been in at a school
As I said before, the school employs a one size fits all learning style, and they do offer the LSS room but it isn't that good because, rather than the teachers try to help, they just say "Okay, go down to the LSS room"
A lot of students are rude, homophobic, and racist in their views and they haven't developed a mechanism to not share those opinions yet, so when they see someone different or someone expressing themselves in different or alternative way, they are usually very rude about it.
I was a student at STEM for the 2015-16 school year and I was in the 8th grade. I loved STEM so so much but I absolutely hate how little it prepares students for High School. The only reason I don't go to STEM anymore is because I moved, and have to go to a normal high school now. I have to say that STEM does a horrendous job of preparing students for high school because, I never felt like I got any homework or was ever really held accountable for not submitting assignments on time. They definitely need to have more accountability for their students and also, one of the Spanish teachers is the WORST teacher I've ever had. There has to be more student surveys/student input into grading their own teachers because many of the teachers, in my experience, try to run their own kingdom rather than try to go with the flow of the entire school. I will say that I also had an AMAZING YEAR in my English, Social studies, and Engineering classes but other than that I would say that it is just a normal school. I rate it a 4/5 because I would definitely go back to STEM in a heartbeat, but the negatives of this school cannot be ignored.
Disappointing and cares very little about their students. The only thing STEM cares that their students do is stay and give good reviews about their school. I have never been hit by such a heavy workload of busy work without educational value in my life. Their lunches are expensive, their social events are infrequent and unimpressive, and their education is one year above most schools, but with 10 times the workload but the same comprehension of the materials. Considering these facts, STEM undeservingly values themselves above all other schools only to get more students in their newest year, STEM cares very little if their students pass, they are only determined to convince their students that STEM is the best school there is. The only good thing I can give this school is that my freshman year at Arapahoe was easier, and that that 40% of my teachers at STEM cared about their students in the slightest.