STEM Engagement Diploma & Requirements

Beginning in 8th grade, students can choose to pursue the STEM Engagement Diploma, a unique program that allows students the ability to dive deeper into the pursuit of their interests and studies. Designed to offer students choice, autonomy, and accountability, the requirements for the STEM Engagement Diploma serve as a road map and every experience a student has leads to the next one.

Upon completion of the diploma program, students will have:

  • a personalized digital portfolio of their work
  • completed a Birches Project or internship
  • conducted research
  • engaged in peer collaboration
  • connected with a mentor
  • built a network outside of AC
  • organized a community event with external AC partners
  • published an article in a public setting
Students interested in pursuing the STEM engagement diploma can apply during their 8th or 9th grade year.

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