Cedar Hill Independent School District scholars will have a wide variety of new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Extracurricular Programs. Each middle school will have five programs:
- STEMbotics – Programming and Building Robots
- PreMed Longhorns – Health or Biomedical Science
- STEMgineers – Promotes Engineering
- Math Olympiad – Math and Problem Solving
- Criminal Investigators – Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science
The implementation of these programs was made possible by the multi-year, multi-million dollar grant that Cedar Hill ISD was awarded by Educate Texas and Texas Instruments to make STEM education available to every scholar. In addition to the STEM classroom, instruction scholars will receive, the extracurriculars will play a valuable role in the learning experience, CHISD Innovator Coordinator Natalie Garrett said.
“These programs will help scholars’ exposure to STEM, as well as their innovation and creativity,” Garrett said. “They will help with creating, building, and project-based learning. All of these are employability skills.”