In the coming years, Texas is expected to offer the nation’s second-highest percentage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Because of this, CHISD must ensurethat scholars - especially those who are part of low-income families or are people of color - are prepared for the marketplace of the future.
STEM jobs are the future of our economy
- STEM coursework challenges students to think critically and come up with their own solutions
STEM classes provide unique opportunities for teamwork
Recent events have only made STEM skills more important
A STEM curriculum helps scholars develop project management skills
The benefits of STEM education will be felt not only in the classroom but in the greater Cedar Hill community. With a STEMspired community there are opportunities for businesses, civic organizations and higher education institutions to join the movement.
Higher Education Partners: Help design and implement practicums for teacher candidates with opportunities to learn from exceptional STEM educators.
Business Community: Will partner with CHISD campuses to provide scholar (paid and non-paid) and teacher internships, job shadows, and tours within STEM and CTE companies.
Civic & Religious Organizations: Help enhance community engagement, increase awareness and establish systems for continued and expanded school support of STEM.
Parents & Families: Are encouraged to participate in setting the career goals for scholars by instilling the importance of career exploration.
In August 2021, Cedar Hill ISD will welcome its inaugural class to the new district STEM Center. As part of the district wide STEMspired initiative, the new STEM Center will deliver high quality educational opportunities to scholars.
The 9-12 grade campus will:
Expand STEM Experiences
Center Career & Technical Education
The Electrical Pathway explores careers and courses related to installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. This pathway may also include exploration into installing and repairing telecommunications cable including fiber optics. Scholars will participate in hands-on lessons that will prepare them for high paying careers!
Principles of Construction
Electrical Technology I
Electrical Technology II
Practicum in Construction
Does discovering new cancer treatments and working in a lab sound interesting? In our Biomedical Science Pathway scholars use the same tools used in hospitals to explore physical therapy, veterinary science blood transfusions and more.
Principles of Biosciences
Human Body Systems
The CHISD STEM Center is a tuition-free public school serving Cedar Hill ISD scholars in grades 9-12, where we educate, empower and inspire. Our STEM focus inspires scholars to love learning, develop a fascination for critical inquiry, be independent, formulate their own goals, and graduate career, college or military ready.
Parents/Guardians should complete and submit enrollment applications during the Open Enrollment period. Applications submitted after the Open Enrollment period has ended will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, following applications received during the Open Enrollment period.