STEM - School of Technology, Engineering and Media Communications
STEM is comprised of the Schools of Business Technology, Engineering and Media Communications. By combining these technology driven curricula under one department, STEM staff members can provide students with exposure to, and mastery in, a variety of technical fields based on industry standards and requirements for certification. Because of the fast pace at which technology changes, specific curriculum will be continuously reviewed and modified by STEM teachers in collaboration with industry and community professionals through articulation and partnership programs. These partnerships and programs are also designed to assist STEM students with industry training and work experience. With a “no ceiling learning” philosophy in many STEM specialty courses, students are encouraged to excel to their highest potential by self-pacing through curriculum while achieving mastery of specific technology skills.
STEM students have opportunity, as their schedules allow, not only to specialize in one of the three STEM curricula, but also to take courses from either of the other two STEM schools as well as any elective course offered at Franklin High School-- including Honors and Advanced Placement courses.
Student enrollment in STEM is based on completion of an application form that details standards of acceptance, as well as continued enrollment expectations. Students enrolled in STEM will be part of a “small learning community” of students and teachers within the Franklin High School campus. Each specialty area within STEM consists of a team of core academic and specialty teachers who will share students through the four-year program. This team will ensure students are provided with core academic curricula that both supports and enhances a student’s chosen STEM specialty area.
Students wishing to enroll in STEM must complete an application. The application is available through the Franklin High School Counseling office. Students should make an appointment to see their counselor in early spring if they wish to apply to STEM for the following year.
Incoming Freshman from Toby Johnson Middle School will be presented with opportunity to apply to STEM during high school registration in their 8th grade year.
Students new to Franklin High School should speak with a counselor regarding application to STEM.
Benefits of being a member of STEM –
· *If a student is placed
on probation during Term 1 and fails to improve Term 2, they will be removed
from STEM at the beginning of Term 3.
Franklin High School phone: 916 714-8150