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Olentangy Academy

Details about the STEM Program at Olentangy Academy

What is STEM?

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Characteristics of STEM

1. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

2. Integrated Curriculum

3. Real World, Problem-Based Learning

4. Build on 21st Century Skills

5. Speakers, Genius Hour

6. Flexible Schedule

- Hands on learner

Is STEM for me?

- Likes to work in teams

- Open to change - flexible schedule

- One that likes to take things apart and see how they work

- Open to new learning styles (flipped classroom)

- Not afraid of failure

How all four years of STEM looks like in regards to your schedule

STEM Schedule

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Freshman

Students spend the 1st 3 periods at their home high schoolStudent take 5 courses at Olentangy Academy

Sophomore

Students start their day at Olentangy AcademyThey travel to their home high schoolThe spend their last 3 periods at their home high school

Junior/Senior

Students take 3 classes at Olentangy Academy in either Biomedical or Engineering pathwayStudents can take up to 5 courses at their home high school

Overview

Freshman Year ScheduleHome High School

Students take their first 3 periods and eat lunch at their home high school

Courses at the home high school could include:World LanguageHealth/PEArt electives

Students ride a shuttle to Olentangy Academy following lunch

Freshman Year ScheduleOlentangy Academy

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Students will arrive at Olentangy Academy

Students will take the following courses at Olentangy Academy:Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)Physical ScienceCP English 9/World HistoryEngineering Design

Students will return to their home high school at the end of the day

Sophomore Year ScheduleOlentangy Academy

Students start their day at Olentangy Academy and take the following classes:Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)BiologyCP English 10Engineering Principles

Students ride a shuttle to their home high school following these classes

Sophomore Year ScheduleHome High School

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Students will arrive at their home high school for lunch and 3 periods

Courses at the home high school could include:US HistoryWorld LanguageHealth/PE/Electives

Junior Year ScheduleBiomedical Pathway

Students can elect to follow the biomedical pathway

Students would take the following classes at Olentangy Academy:English 11Intro to StatsMedical Interventions

Junior Year ScheduleEngineering Pathway

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Students can elect to follow the engineering pathway

Students can request to take up to 5 classes at their home high school

Students can request to take up to 5 classes at their home high school

Students would take the following classes at Olentangy Academy:English 11Intro to Computer ScienceAdvanced Engineering

Senior Year ScheduleBiomedical Pathway

Students can elect to follow the biomedical pathway

Students would take the following classes at Olentangy Academy:Biomedical InnovationsMentorship

Senior Year ScheduleEngineering Pathway

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Students can elect to follow the engineering pathway

Students can request to take up to 5 classes at their home high school

Students can request to take up to 5 classes at their home high school

Students would take the following classes at Olentangy Academy:Engineering CapstoneMentorship

Short videos highlighting our equipment and projects

Media

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Check out this video that highlights some of our projects and technology we have at Olentangy Academy

Engineering Video

Our sophomore students participate in a yearly cardboard boat regatta.Check out this video from our innaugural year.

Regatta Video

Additional Information

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December 2018Classroom Presentations

Timeline

January 2019Olentangy Academy Open House

February 15thResults of lottery mailed

January 2019Freshman Parent Night Meetings

February 3rdApplications Due

Fill out the application by going to the Olentangy Academy WebsiteBe sure to have a parent email address to receive confirmationBe sure to indicate STEM Application on your high school course requestsStudents are randomly selected by lottery

How to Apply

Our students designed wheels for their Mars rover and then tested them out on course.

Driving in Space

Roland laser cutting out board game pieces in slow-mo

Slow-mo laser

First 3 days trebuchet project

First 3 days PBL

Pictures from our innaugural STEMFest in 2016!

STEMFest

Thank you!

Links

1. Engineering video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McsEkYOuby02.Regatta video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNU0RasXQLU&t=8s3.Rover video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VM-Rzk_aTQ