Betances STEM Magnet School is an innovative learning community. The focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and their inclusion into the traditional curriculum serve as an incentive for students to move from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”
The core strategy of STEM involves hands-on, experiential learning, observation and analysis, Students are encouraged to engage in, and solve, real world problems through hands-on lessons and structured inquiry, both in the school classroom and at the Connecticut Science Center.
Special Features and Highlights
The Connecticut Science Center partners with the school for student experiential learning opportunities and teacher professional development.
Laboratory facilities for scientific inquiry, mathematical calculations and engineering design.
At Betances STEM 8th graders will have the opportunity to attend Pathways of Technology and Design Magnet High School as part of the pathway program. At pathways students will participate in internship and mentoring opportunities as part of their Capstone Project.
Betances STEM Pathway Opportunities
Betances Early Reading Lab (Pre-K through 4th Grade)
Betances STEM (5th through 8th Grade)
Pathways of Technology and Design High School (9th through 12th Grade)
Technology has a dual function at the STEM school. Technology supports learning in the STEM classrooms as a tool for teaching and learning. Technology also functions as a separate subject with specific technology goals established at all grade levels. This dual approach supports the understanding that technology offers students access to current and developing information, tools for visualizing and modeling, data collection, data analysis and emerging communication of ideas.