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    Ranked 14th Best High School

    STEM Program in the US*

    Ranked 25th Best High STEM High School by Newsweek.  


    The DFHS STEM Magnet Program

    Barry Lindler, STEM Coordinator
    Phone: (803) 476-3479
    Email:  blindler@lexrich5.org 

    Ginny Haynes, Assistant Principal for Instruction
    Phone: (803) 476-3317
    Email:  ghaynes@lexrich5.org 


    Monday, December 9, 2019: Dutch Fork High School STEM Open House
    at Dutch Fork High School: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    December 9, 2019-January 9, 2020, STEM Application Window open

    STEM applications only available through the district's online choice application ( d5choiceapp.com ). Start a New Application, then choose-"Application for Dutch Fork High STEM Magnet".  Decisions will be sent by Jan 17, 2020.

    Once selected, you must revisit  d5choiceapp.com to confirm your interest in STEM by completing a choice applicaion and indicating STEM.  


    The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at DFHS is an honors magnet program that accelerates and enriches learning experiences for students who are academically gifted in and have an interest in a STEM related major and career.  Students are accepted into the program based on their standardized test scores, middle school teachers’ recommendations, and interest in STEM related fields.  Since 2005, our program has been a local answer to the national STEM initiative.  Presently there are over 200 students in the program from the ninth through the twelfth grades. 



    •  accelerate traditional curriculum to allow students to take more STEM related courses
    •  promote inquiry style learning across the curriculum
    •  provide unique opportunities in and out of the classroom
    •  develop literacy in STEM discplines
    •  promote a learning community which extends beyond the school

    STEM accelerates learning experiences enabling them to pursue AP and Honors courses, research, and/or internships in their field(s) of interest.  The curriculum for STEM students is designed to accommodate the interests and abilities of the individual while integrating the STEM principles.  

    Upon completion of the STEM program, students are highly qualified for admission in the most rigorous and competitive university programs.  Those students meeting the requirements will be recognized at graduation and receive the STEM program designation for recommendations and applications for colleges and scholarships.



    *Top High School STEM Program, Ranked 14th in the US by Study.com

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