STEAM Program

Typing Image

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Program is a movement in K-12 education that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the disciplines in supporting a student’s life and career in the 21st century.

At CHS STEAM has been able to enrich and augment the typical classroom offerings by creating new courses (including engineering and medical biology/bio-technology) and a robotics program, bringing in visiting artists, sponsoring large-scale art projects and a broadcasting studio, promoting attendance at math competitions, and encouraging math enrichment opportunities.

STEAM seeks to open students’ eyes and grow their passions in their future life path. An example of what STEAM looks like on our campus comes from our engineering students. Toward the end of the 2012-2013 academic school year a group of students who had been involved in engineering courses and the robotics club asked to have access to the lab one more time before summer. They were given access and allowed to take spare or unneeded parts so that they could attempt to build electric bicycles over the summer. The students received neither grades nor extra credit for this endeavor; they’ve pursued it because of the passion they’ve found in the opportunities STEAM provides.

STEAM continues to grow and thrive with a generous endowment from Frances G. Harpst under the cooperation of the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) and CHS.