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Ranked 14th Best High School
STEM Program in the US*
The DFHS STEM Magnet Program
Barry Lindler, STEM Coordinator
Phone: (803) 476-3479
Susan Elvis, Assistant Principal for Instruction
Phone: (803) 476-3317
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
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.
THE PURPOSE OF STEM IS TO:
- 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