Secondary students at SCS have the opportunity to attend STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) throughout their high school career. Students learn to investigate real-world issues and create solutions through communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Interdisciplinary learning is encouraged as students take many different science and math courses.

They also have the potential to take upper level courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, College Algebra, Calculus and Statistics. Students work in a flexible learning environment where experiments and projects are used to demonstrate their kindness and love towards others. In secondary STEM, there are currently four courses offered: Coding, Computer Hardware, Introduction to STEM, and STEM Elective. In these courses, students focus on using different academic skills gained throughout their academic career.
Steven Winant, our new Secondary STEM Chairperson, is very excited to see the students grow in these different areas. He has been teaching at SCS for 4 years, and he is so excited about this new position. One of the most exciting things about implementing a STEM program is to see the students engaged by relating projects and assignments to real-word issues and problems. When the students can relate the class to their everyday lives, it allows for more engagement and creativity in the classroom. These students are then able to put their minds together to collaborate and solve real world issues, while also gaining a new perspective on showing love for others and taking care of the world God has given to us.
This year, the Secondary STEM program will implement a learning project to build a 3D printer, will build a tiny house, and will also participate in an egg drop project where students learn how to work together to solve a problem with innovation and excitement.
SCS aims to implement a Biblical worldview in all aspects of the learning experience. The STEM program implements this worldview as it teaches students to investigate issues that face their school, community, or even themselves individually. Steve Winant states, “Using their prior knowledge, they are creating solutions and helping people, as well as taking care of the Earth God has given them. STEM allows them to work together to create things which can help people and animals in the community and abroad. This ultimately helps demonstrate Christ-like love to others.”