The High-Quality STEM Model rubric reviews six domains: equity of programming, school climate and culture, program design, curricular aspects of the program, stakeholder engagement and communication/marketing strategies. Sheldon ISD is one of few school districts to receive this achievement.
Three years ago the STEM Academy received the Texas Education Agency Lone Star STEM Grant totalling $117,000. Funds were used to help expand a College and Career Readiness School Model that focuses on STEM Pathways, with an emphasis on Computer Science, Cybersecurity and 6-12 STEM education programs. STEM teachers at Null and King Middle Schools and King High School had an opportunity to participate in professional development and training. Additionally, supplies and equipment (robots, chromebooks, laptops, and drones) for STEM classrooms were purchased.
Sheldon ISD’s robust STEM program has been recognized across the state. The district offers STEM at all levels beginning at the Early Learning Center for employee children to high school. The STEM administrative team includes Ms. Allen, Ms. Zalesnik, Ms. Mouser, Mr. Taylor and Ms. Alejandro.
*Pictures represent various STEM classrooms and programs in Sheldon ISD.