The goal of the ASD STEM Department is to provide the base learning to ensure all students have 21st Century foundational STEM knowledge and skills so they can take advantage of STEM community enrichment programs and are prepared for college and career STEM opportunities by graduation.
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Citizens now face problems from pandemics to energy shortages whose solutions require scientific understanding and evolving technologies. Citizens increasingly make decisions that require scientific literacy. Of the 16 career clusters defined by the Association for Career and Technical Education, 14 of the 16 career clusters require four years of science in high school. While national and international standardized tests have increasingly focused K-12 classroom instruction toward reading, writing and math outcomes, it is the ability to apply those skills in scientific process that employers seek.