STEM - Strategies That Engage Minds

NHS Advanced Applied S.T.E.M. Academy Tower

Engineering Week February 22 - 25, 2016!

Our Academy Mission...

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy will maximize each student’s academic capacity and learning through the interdisciplinary infusion of STEM literacy and habits of practice that promote the use of inquiry, creative and critical thinking, real-world applications, problem solving, rigor and reflection.

Our Academy Vision...

Excellence in Education through Strategies That Engage Minds

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STEM Leadership in ACTION...Meet Ms. Kadie Ondrus!

Science Dept. Chair/SLT/Adv App STEM Academic Team Member

Ms. Kadie Ondrus joins Northside High School with an expertise in Biology and Teaching. Prior to joining the Northside staff Ms. Ondrus graduated from Clay High School in Oregon, OH in 2005. In high school, Ms. Ondrus was very involved and played three sports while maintain a 3.8 GPA and completing 24 credit hours at a community college. Ms. Ondrus graduated in 2009 from Gannon University in Erie, PA with a degree in Biology and Secondary Education. During her career at Gannon, Ms. Ondrus participated in several academic sororities, campus charity events, and was a member of the Varsity Softball Team.

Ms. Ondrus continued her education at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biology and graduated in 2011. At John Carroll, Ms. Ondrus was a Teacher’s Assistant in the Biology Dept. and taught freshman level Biology courses for 2 years. This teaching experience further prepared Ms. Ondrus for her future teaching career. Due to Ms. Ondrus’ college experiences, she contributes organization, leadership, and collaborative teamwork to the Northside community.

At Northside, Ms. Ondrus has blossomed into a young professional educator becoming the Science Department Chair and a member for the School Leadership Team. Ms. Ondrus has also become AP Biology certified, three time Jones Onslow Grant recipient, AVID science certified, a member of the AVID site team and teaching science using robots certified. While teaching Biology at Northside, Ms. Ondrus has lead Northside to receiving the highest overall proficiency in Biology and exceeding expected growth in Biology for 3 years in a row.

NHS STEM Students Make Real-World Connections!

NHS STEM Students are GLOBAL!

Our Academy Purpose...

NHS Advanced Applied STEM Academy will equip all students with the necessary 21st century skills to graduate career and college ready to be competitive in a global society.


STEM Buddies-STEM Students with Partner JCE for Duke Energy Science Night March 1st

What is a Duke Energy Science Night?

A Duke Energy Science Night is a school-based event for students, their parents and caregivers, and their teachers. Together, everyone experiences a variety of hands-on science activities. This outstanding learning event will take place at Jacksonville Commons Elementary, Tuesday, March 1st, 5-7pm. Our very own STEM Academy students will assist in this venture as JCE's STEM Buddies.

Schools throughout North Carolina like Jacksonville Commons Elementary host Duke Energy Science Nights for their students and families. Duke Energy Science Nights are official events of the North Carolina Science Festival, and they are a great way to bring families together to explore the amazing world of science!


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Are You Interested in NC School of Science & Math?

If you are INDEED interested in taking classes from Northside's campus through the NC School of Science and Math...check out the course catalog for available IVC courses and SEE MRS. COBB by Monday, February 29th, with the name of the course you are interested in.

Opportunity for STEM Sophomores Through NC State University!

Academic Activities (Go to Website)

Applications DUE March 4th! See Mrs. Cobb TODAY!
The SATELLITE program strives to introduce its participants to the science and technology related disciplines at NC State. Two days of seminars focus on many of the different avenues of study in the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Sciences, and the College of Natural Resources. Through lectures and demonstrations by professors, on-site tours of facilities available for study and research, projects used to demonstrate industrial and research applications, and hands-on exercises, students will begin to gain an understanding of which areas excite and interest them the most. The following are examples of academic activities from past program:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Textiles
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Science House
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Medicine

STEM Students are College Ready!

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Driver’s education classes are now open for registration.

If you wish to sign-up for drivers education you must register online

If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina Driving School at (252)321-6700.

Classes begin November 9, December 1, February 8, April 4, and May 3