Science, Technology, Engineering, creAtivity, Math

St. Teresa’s Academy emphasizes a STEAM-based curriculum to prepare students to excel in and contribute to the global community.

STA was the second all-girls’ high school in the U.S. and the second school in the Kansas/Missouri bi-state area to earn AdvancED Certification for Excellence in STEM education. This achievement is a mark of distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that recognize STEM education as a path to success.

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 30th anniversary in 2018, the Consortium now includes approximately 80 member schools (high schools), many ‘ranked’ as the best in the country, along with 30 affiliate members (colleges, universities, foundations, and summer programs) located in 32 states, that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education. The Consortium has expanded membership in 2016 to include international members and corporate members.

national consortium of secondary STEM schools

STA launched a STEM/STEAM Certificate program in the fall of  2016. The STEM/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 STEM/STEAM fields in and beyond the typical classroom day. Students completing the STEM/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.

Applications are due spring semester of sophomore year through March of junior year.

Contact Mandi Sonnenberg, EdD, Director of STEAM Projects & Education, with questions.