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The  Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math School

@ North Springs Elementary


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STEMS is a national award winning program! We were recently awarded the distinction
of being a Magnet Schools of  America Certified Demonstration School!


Our Mission

The mission of STEMS, in partnership with families, the community, and the school is to prepare students for active citizenship and for careers of the future, particularly STEM careers. We work to accomplish this goal by supporting students in doing the following: completing rigorous academic work, applying the engineering design process, and actively engaging in STEM projects. 
 

Our Vision

Our vision is that all students in this program will have the opportunity to foster their creative, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills. The development of these skills is necessary for students to establish a work ethic that will support them in whatever career path they choose. The STEMS vision is in direct alignment with the world class academic, skill, and character traits listed in our state's "Profile of a South Carolina Graduate."


Program Structure

  • Magnet program within a regular school setting
  • 2 classrooms each, K-5 (22 students per class)

Acceptance into STEMS

Students enrolling in grades K-5 who have a strong interest in science, technology, engineering, math, and a willingness to develop and apply that interest are eligible to apply online via the district website. Selection will be made by random lottery. 

Special Campus Features

  • 1-to-1 computing in grades 3-5
  • Innovative Design Center
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • ITEC on Demand
  • 3D Printing
  • National award-winning Professional Development School for research in collaboration with the University of South Carolina

Would you like to learn more about Magnet Schools of America?

Magnet Schools of America (MSA) is a national organization that encourages magnet programs, STEM education, and gives a voice to parnets of magnet program students. You can learn more by visiting the MSA website.