THE STEM ADVANTAGE
Be Creative Innovative Imaginative Curious Inventive Challenged
The Edmonton Public School’s STEM program supports students in learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will learn to research and solve real-world problems in innovative ways, and gain a deeper understanding of each of the STEM fields and how they work together.
Through immersive, hands-on learning, the STEM program will offer students a deeper understanding of each of the STEM fields and work on projects that require creative and innovative solutions. The focus will be on learning new and inventive ways to approach real-world problems through brainstorming, prototyping and testing cycles.
Families of students who would like to attend the STEM alternative program can pre-enrol in SchoolZone starting on February 27, 2023. Families of students new to the Division who would like to attend the STEM Alternative Program can indicate their program choice when registering for school, which starts on February 1, 2023
Why Take STEM?
Build Your Skills
Prepare for the future
Did You Know?
STEM graduates in Canada and is ranked one of the world’s highest educated workforces
Employment in growing industries and occupations require a mastery of science and math
STEM graduates can start earning anywhere between $90,000 to $130,000US per annum, depending on the university and course.
In September 2023, Edmonton Public School’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics alternative program will be available at Elmwood School (Grades K-6), Hillcrest School (Grades 7-9), Thelma Chalifoux School (Grades 7-9), and W.P. Wagner High School (Grades 10-12)
21st Century Skills
With our economies growing and technology taking over everything, the 21st-century job market has changed. Now, companies are looking for graduates who are curious, innovative, love to experiment with new things, and are good at solving complex problems.
Several countries across the world, including the US, Ireland, and New Zealand, are making it easier for STEM graduates to get a job. Students have the opportunity to learn from amazing teachers, use the latest technology, and work with industry leaders like Google, Tesla, and Netflix.
If you are a STEM graduate, you can be earning anywhere between $90,000US to $130,000US per annum, depending on the university and course.
Equality at Work
According to UNESCO, access to STEM education for girls is a human right. Nations across the world are working tirelessly to promote equality in both STEM education and the workforce.
Invent New Things
After graduation, you will be working at a company into innovative, ground-breaking technology, putting you at the forefront of your field!
Help the Community
Our generation is not without its challenges – climate change, fake news, depression, corruption, and whatnot. When you’re in STEM, you have a chance to address the issues we’re facing on a global scale.