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B-STEM Honors Program

 

What is B-STEM?

B-STEM is the combination of business curriculum with science, engineering, math and technology (STEM) curriculum.  The B-STEM program at Holy Trinity is a four-year honors-level program. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a special honors diploma. Admission to the program is by invitation and is based on performance on the High School Placement Test as well as elementary school performance and recommendations. Students should be qualified for the honors track upon admission.
  

The B in B-STEM will engage students in the fundamentals of business. Students will apply their communication, collaboration, financial literacy and decision making skills while learning to become strong leaders and project managers.

The Curriculum

Cohort Requirements
Core courses at honors level or above when available
4 years of math
4 years of science
2 ½ years of technology/business courses
AP or college level courses
 

Other Program Opportunities

B-STEM students have summer opportunities for extended learning. Summer should provide an opportunity for students to explore things they cannot do during the regular school year.  This includes a wide variety of opportunities, such as:
  • Travel
  • IIT Boeing programs
  • Internships
  • Fermilab internships
  • Service programs
  • Other university summer programs

The program incorporates problem based learning and real world problem solving opportunities related to business and entrepreneurship as well as math and science.

B-STEM students will have the opportunity to become members of prestigious academic and professional societies like the National Business Honor Society (Holy Trinity anticipated to join by 2016) and Business Professionals of America (BPA). BPA is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.

Students are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. A student who falls below this level will be placed on probation and his/her ability to remain in the program will be evaluated. Students who are not a part of the B-STEM Program may also take advantage of B-STEM classes.  

Please contact Assistant Principal Pat Kelly with questions or for more information about the B-STEM program.