STEM at Mastery

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is responsible for some of your favorite things. Let’s start with the cell phone or computer you’re reading this on. We can’t leave out your favorite social media app. What about chocolate? (Yes, chocolate!) Roller coasters. Special effects in movies. The list is endless, growing every single day.

We are proud to offer a competitive STEM Honors Program at three of our schools: Hardy Williams High, Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High. And we’ll soon have two STEM labs at Mastery High School of Camden.

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Mastery campuses offer the STEM Honors program

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week free summer program

What is STEM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students learn a variety of skills from how to build robots to how to design websites, but it’s about so much more. STEM prepares students to compete and succeed in the real world by teaching them:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Independent thinking
  • Earn college credit
  • Visit STEM job sites like hospitals and labs
  • Network with STEM professionals
  • Attend a free summer program

STEM is the future. STEM jobs are projected to grow faster than jobs in other fields. Examples of STEM jobs:

  • Architect
  • Chemist
  • Computer programmer
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Software developer

Admission into the STEM Honors program is based on:

  • Grade point average
  • PSSA math and science scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Good attendance
  • Good behavior

STEM Professionals You Need to Know

Katherine Johnson

Mathematician

Mathematician who helped send astronauts into orbit.  Learn more.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO

Co-founded Facebook as a college student. Learn more.

Leland Melvin

Astronaut

Former football player who became an engineer

and astronaut. Learn more.

Neil Degrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist

Astrophysicist and author.  Learn more.

Hadiyah-Nicole Green

Medical Physicist

Creating groundbreaking cancer treatment using lasers. Learn more.

James West

Inventor

Developed the technology used in 90% of microphones. Learn more.

To Apply

Step 1:

Enroll at Hardy Williams High, Gratz Prep Middle or Simon Gratz High. Click the button below to apply for admission for the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Step 2:

Contact the school’s STEM Honors director.

Hardy Williams High

Mitchell Thompson
mitchell.thompson@masterycharter.org
215-399-8719

Gratz Prep Middle and Simon Gratz High

Isobel Dewey
isobel.dewey@masterycharter.org
215-227-4408

"I wasn't sure about STEM because I didn't like science or math, but the program changed my mind. We build things and it's very hands-on. It's one of the classes I'm excited to go to."

– Jurnee Jenkins, Student

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Now accepting new student applications for our Philadelphia schools for the 2019-2020 school year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now accepting new student applications for our Philadelphia schools for the 2019-2020 school year!