Partner Story

Bringing STEM Scholars 2.0 to Innovation Central High School

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In April of 2022, the Steelcase Foundation awarded STEM Greenhouse a five-year $500,000 grant to support STEM Scholars 2.0, “a wraparound STEM program embedded at Innovation Central High School designed to develop a climate of inclusion in STEM and a culture of high academic standards and college expectations for all students. Participating STEM Scholars are supported through:

• Accelerated learning opportunities;
• After-school tutoring;
• College visits;
• Special programs;
• Field trips;
• Leadership training;
• Summer learning experiences; and
• Summer job opportunities.

In addition, families are encouraged to participate in semi-annual programming centered on navigating STEM college-career pathways.
Teachers in the STEM Teacher Development team receive direct support from a STEM Greenhouse math or science curriculum specialists, as well as professional learning centered on delivering high-quality STEM instruction and culturally-response advanced math courses.
Hear from STEM Greenhouse staff and Principal Dr. Jason McGhee as they share their excitement for the program, which will launch its inaugural cohort in the 2023-24 school year.