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Acad vs. Endorsement

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Northwest STEM Academy
HOW IS THE STEM ACADEMY DIFFERENT THAN THE STEM ENDORSEMENT?
STEM Academy
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ENGINEERING COURSES: Students in the Academy will be enrolled in a sequence of PLTW engineering courses to expose them to multiple types of engineering. These courses will help them master skills and programs used, and could earn them college credit!
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING: Students in the Academy learn by solving problems and testing their designs. Students work in collaborative teams to design solutions and present their ideas to professionals.
SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL: Academy student are enrolled in multiple STEM courses each year - both core and engineering. This allows students to collaborate and work in interdisciplinary teams. All courses are preAP or AP level.
The STEM Academy offers a unique classroom experience by incorporating cross-curricular projects and authentic learning experiences that are not part of a traditional classroom.  Rigorous coursework and problem-based learning will allow students to acquire skills that are critical to success in college and in STEM career fields. It's not just for engineers!  
Will I get the STEM Endorsement?
YES! In addition to the skills you will gain in the STEM Academy, you will also receive the STEM Endorsement.
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ENRICHMENT: Students in the Academy participate in field trips, collaborate with industry professionals, and host on-site events with speakers.
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