Employers today are starving for women who are equipped with the skills needed to survive in the rapidly expanding STEAM fields. St. Teresa's Academy is passionate about educating young women to thrive in this reality. Through STEAM-related courses, projects, and extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to take thoughful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
St. Teresa's Academy is very proud and blessed to be part of such as vibrant STEAM Community in Kansas City. Check out this link to read more about STEAM Studio and the wonderful opportunities they provide.
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. Click here for a directory of NCSSS schools.
STEAM Certificate Program
St. Teresa’s launched 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.
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 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.