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B-STEM Honors Program

 

What is B-STEM?

B-STEM stands for Business, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Our one-of-a-kind B-STEM Honors Program at Holy Trinity is a four-year, integrated curriculum culminating in a capstone project. The program incorporates problem-based learning and real-world opportunities related to business and entrepreneurship as well as math and science. Students will apply their communication, collaboration, financial literacy and decision making skills while learning to become strong leaders and project managers.

Students who successfully complete the program receive a special honors diploma. Admission to the program is by invitation, 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 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
  • Capstone project

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.

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

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

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