Aspirations in Computing
Congratulations to junior Kiernan O'Boyle, selected as a 2017 winner for the Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate Awards for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Information Technology. Congratulations to junior Mia Schloegel, selected as a 2017 honorable mention recipient for the Western Missouri and Kansas Affiliate Awards for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women in Information Technology.
St. Teresa's Academy is a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools
The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) was established in 1988 to provide a forum for specialized secondary schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to exchange information and program ideas.
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2013, the Consortium now includes approximately 100 member schools (high schools), many ‘ranked’ as the best in the country, along with 55 affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations) located in 32 states, that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education.
STEAM Certificate Program
St. Teresa’s will launch a STEAM Certificate program in the fall of 2016. The STEAM Certificate acknowledges students for their achievements and involvement in STEAM related activities. This is a multi-year effort that focuses on several academic subject areas and community learning. The program is designed to provide preparation and opportunities related to STEAM fields in and beyond the typical classroom day. Students completing the STEAM certificate will receive special recognition in the commencement program as well as documentation on their transcript. An online application will be available in the fall of 2016 for sophomores and juniors.
Learn more about the STEM/STEAM Certificate Program academic and community learning requirements here.
To apply, click here.
FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition)
It's is more than buildilng robots. Teams (grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have!" STA students are recruiting team members to participate in the Fall 2016 competition. If you want to be creative, engineer a robot, market a team, use innovative tools, be a design thinker then come join the fun! Check out this FTC Recruiting Video .
Sign up HERE for more information about being a robotics team member.
Through the Online Portfolio, students are paired with colleges or universities that offer courses/programs in their particular STEAM field of interest. Students can also invite a counselor and faculty member to view their work. Digital "badges" can be created for students in the program to allow colleges to see they are working towards certification.