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JFK STEM Thematic Pathways: Description and Implementation Schedule

 

 

*Engineering Pathway

9th:       SIPS I

10th:     SIPS II— Methods II: Introduction to Engineering

11th:     Methods III: Principles of Engineering

12th:     Methods IV: Practical Applications of Engineering

 

*Environmental Pathway

9th:       SIPS I

10th:     SIPS II—Introduction to Environmental Studies

11th:     Environmental Field Studies I

12th:     Environmental Field Studies II

 

*Forensics Pathway

9th:       SIPS I

10th:     SIPS II—Introduction to Forensics

11th:     Forensic Biology

12th:     Forensic Chemistry

 

*Technology Pathway

9th:       SIPS I

10th:     SIPS II—Introduction to Technology’s Role in STEM Fields

11th:     Applied Technology I

12th:     Applied Technology II

 

 

2016-2017: Implementation for grades 9-10

  • 9th Grade:  All freshmen in STEM will take the course, “SIPS I”.  The SIPS I course provides one marking period each on the following topics: measurement, logic, technical writing, and math study skills.
  • 10th Grade: All sophomores will take a one marking period introductory course in the following four pathways: engineering, environment, forensics, and applied technology.  This course, which will highlight careers in each pathway, is called “SIPS II”.
  • 11th and 12th graders will take courses on a “case-by-case basis”.

 

2017-2018: Implementation for grades 9-11

  • 9th Grade:  All freshmen in STEM will take the course, “SIPS I”.  The SIPS I course provides one marking period each on the following topics: measurement, logic, technical writing, and math study skills.
  • 10th Grade: All sophomores will take a one marking period introductory course in the following four pathways: engineering, environment, forensics, and applied technology.  This course, which will highlight careers in each pathway, is called “SIPS II”.
  • 11th grade: All juniors will be placed in the pathway of their choice and take the corresponding full-year course.
  • 12th graders will take courses on a “case-by-case basis”.

 

2018-2019: Full implementation  for grades 9-12

  • 9th Grade:  All freshmen in STEM will take the course, “SIPS I”.  The SIPS I course provides one marking period each on the following topics: measurement, logic, technical writing, and math study skills.
  • 10th Grade: All sophomores will take a one marking period introductory course in the following four pathways: engineering, environment, forensics, and applied technology.  This course, which will highlight careers in each pathway, is called “SIPS II”.
  • 11th grade: All juniors will be placed in the pathway of their choice and take the corresponding full-year course.
  • 12th grade: All seniors will take the second year course in their chosen pathway.