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1 Rochester STEM High School Kathleen Denaro, Principal Molly Schleigh, NAF Coordinator

2 Q: Why STEM? A: 3 Million



5 Career Forecast 35% 21% 29% 14% Manufacturing Machining Education Government Health Services All Related Professional Business Services

6 Health Sciences: 4 million new jobs by 2018. aging population and longer life expectancies. Engineering: Nation needs a better infrastructure. We need better options for our future development. Information Technology: all agencies and organizations must adopt and utilize the latest technologies to be competitive.

7 AOHSAOITAOE Rochester STEM High School Health Sciences Information Technology Engineering Academy Of:

8 STEM Demographics:400 Students 2011-2012 87% Free/Reduced Lunch 83% African American 12 % Hispanic 2 % White 3% Other 14% Special Education 9% ELL 50% Male 50% Female Goal: 100% Graduation Rate; 100% post-secondary graduation, 100% Employed in Chosen Career Field

9 VISION Every STEM student has unique talents and interests that we discover and develop. STEM students have access to a world-class education that is embodied in 21 st Century skills. STEM graduates will be prepared for college, the global workforce, and pioneers of careers yet to be invented. MISSION Our students learn about our world through the integrated studies of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our rigorous program and community partnerships will enable our students to become productive citizens, capable and responsible for shaping our future.



12 Professional Development


14 NAF Model Advisory Board Work- Based Learning Opportunities Curriculum and Instruction Academy Development More than 90% of NAF students graduate from high school (compared to 50% ). 80% of NAF students go on to college or other post- secondary education. 52% of NAF graduates earn bachelor’s degrees in four years (32% nationally). 50% are the first in their families to go to college. 85% of NAF alumni are working in a professional field.


16 CTE courses demonstrate to students in a vivid way the direct applicability of STEM concepts to authentic situations and show that these knowledge and skills have value in solving interesting and engaging real-world problems. Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) STEM occupations are the key to the innovation that will be necessary to keep the United States as the most productive economy in the world. CTE (Career and Technical Education)

17 Since 1997, when Project Lead the Way (PLTW) was launched as an independent not-for- profit organization with 12 high schools participating, PLTW’s pre-engineering program has experienced rapid growth. By 2009, approximately 3,000 middle and high schools were participating in the effort, with 250,000 students enrolled in PLTW courses in engineering and biomedical sciences. This is a significant start on reaching the goal of producing 400,000 scientists and engineers annually. Today, there are more than 4,200 schools in all 50 states.


19 S.T.E.M M, T, R, FWednesday Breakfast and Announcements 7:00 – 7:25 1 7:26 – 8:16 1 7:26 - 12:06 Academy Schedule 2 8:19 – 9:09 3 9:12 – 10:02 4 10:05 – 10:55 5 10:58 – 11:48 6 11:51 – 12:41 7 12:44 – 1:14 Lunch 8 1:17 – 2:07 2 12:09 – 12:39 Lunch 9 2:10 – 3:00 3 12:42 – 1:20 Clubs

20 Wednesday: Academy Lab Day Theme- Based Community Oriented Service Learning Projects Student-Driven Partner-Driven Integrated Curriculum Project Based Learning 21 st Century Skill Development




24 Schools - partnerships with local businesses, community leaders, and higher education institutions. Businesses - ability to shape the workforce of tomorrow. Students and families - opportunities for professional experience and financial well-being. Communities - youth are engaged and motivated to reach their potential as respected members of society. Benefits of our model:


26 Rochester STEM High School Preparing students today for the careers of tomorrow.

27 Resources: United States Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 Edition CareerOneStop: U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration New York State and Metropolitan Area Employment Trends NYS Department of Labor National Academy Foundation Rochester Institute of Technology New York State Education Department Change The Equation Empire State STEM Learning Network

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