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STEM-Science,Technology, Engineering, & Math Endorsement

Science, Technology,

Engineering, &

Mathematics (STEM)



To receive the STEM Endorsement, a student must




Algebra II and

One of the coherent sequences below:


Advanced Math – Option 1*

9th grade Geometry

10th grade Algebra II

11th grade Precalculus

12th grade AP Calculus or AP Statistics or Dual Enrollment

College Algebra/Finite Math

*Students must take Algebra I in 8th grade to complete this coherent



Advanced Math – Option 2

9th grade Algebra I

10th grade Geometry

11th grade Algebra II

12th grade Algebra III and Precalculus


Advanced Science

9th grade Biology

10th grade Chemistry

11th grade Physics

12th grade 2 additional science classes



9th Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) (1 credit) 

10th Principles of Engineering (PLTW) (1 credit)

11th Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW) (1 credit)

12th grade Engineering Design & Development (PLTW) (1 credit)