NPHS STEM 2019
8th graders see the high school STEM Program in action
Remember ... High School schedule deadline is February 8th 2019
PLTW is the nation's leading provider of high-quality STEM-focused curricula designed to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. PLTW courses transform classrooms into collaborative spaces where students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.
Using the same principles, district staff have designed new STEM courses and redesigned previously offered courses to introduce and emphasize STEM skills.
Along with extracurricular activities such as the Waksman, STEM club and NJ STEM League, the PLTW and district courses ensure that students can specialize in STEM courses throughout high school and are prepared for college specialization and a career in STEM-related fields.
Four sample high school schedules are shown below, the first two with different Math starting points. It is important to note that there is flexibility in schedules for students of all abilities and if you have any additional questions about your child's specific schedule feel free to reach out to the Director of School Counseling, Ms. Shadis and she will be able to assist you.
In addition, although every attempt is made to accommodate student wishes, conflicts do arise and the district cannot ensure that each course is available when needed.
Schedules with emphasis on STEM Courses
Schedule with emphasis on STEM, SCIENCE, MATH
Schedule with emphasis on STEM and Music
The high school STEM courses are summarized below.
For further information please refer to the NPHS Program of Studies, pg 54-57
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (PLTW)
TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN PROCESS
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING (PLTW)
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (PLTW)
HONORS BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN
This course is a project-based course for students interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students will explore how to design and
analyze circuits and investigate how to measure circuit variables using tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and signal generators.