The Novato Unified School District is excited to announce the formation of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program to start in August 2013 at the San Marin High School campus.
STEM will offer a challenging, comprehensive, college-prep high school curriculum highlighting science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum to sixty ninth grade students. Project-based learning and use of technology will be key instructional strategies integrated into the curriculum.
“We're extremely excited to give students the opportunity to take eight cience/engineering classes and four math classes during their four years of high school. This program will allow students who want to focus in science, engineering, and math to experience a very rigorous and comprehensive curriculum,” San Marin STEM Teacher Leader Nick Williams.
San Marin High School Principal Adam Littlefield added, “There is high demand for a workforce in STEM-related fields. Graduates of the San Marin STEM program will be prepared to meet this demand.”
“The team at San Marin led by Principal Adam Littlefield and Lead Teacher Nick Williams has crafted a rigorous program for our students. We’re thrilled to offer this choice to all NUSD students,” commented Dr. Shalee Cunningham, NUSD Superintendent.
As a small learning community, San Marin STEM will focus on developing strong relationships between staff, students, and parents. This makes it possible to offer personalized, hands-on, individual assistance and support to our students. When students apply to San Marin STEM, they are choosing to enroll in a unique educational setting and committing to high personal and academic expectations.
While attending San Marin STEM, upper division students will be expected to take college courses. This bridge to college assists students in preparing for their post-high school experience. Upon successful completion of the San Marin STEM program college preparatory courses, all students will have met or exceeded the basic entrance requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.
Interested students and parents are encouraged to attend one of two informational nights scheduled on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday December 6th at 7:00pm in the Emily Gates Student Center on the San Marin High School campus.
Student applications will be available online December 1, 2012 at http://sanmarinstem.weebly.com and are due in the San Marin High School Counseling Office no later than Thursday, January 31, 2013 for consideration for the 2013-14 school year. For more information please contact Principal Adam Littlefield at San Marin High School at (415) 898-2121.