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HVA STEM Program

The mission of HVA's STEM Certificate program is to help prepare our students for college and beyond, by educating them the skills of technological literacy, problem-solving, logical thinking, and innovation, so that our students can make a difference in this world.

"It is great fun working with our fabulous group of STEM Certificate students. I appreciate their ideas, hard work, and enthusiasm for STEM."

Mrs. Colleen Lay
HVA STEM Coordinator

Requirements and Benefits
for STEM Program

All incoming freshmen each school year will be enrolled in a first-year science course called Integrated STEM during their Fall semester.

At the end of the Fall semester, freshmen who are interested in the STEM Certificate Program should contact the STEM Coordinator. Those freshmen who have a current minimum grade of B in their math (Algebra I or higher), science (Integrated STEM), and computer courses and a current minimum GPA of 3.00 will be invited to have a personal interview with the STEM Department to discuss their desire to join the program as well as the program requirements.

The STEM Department will then determine acceptance. Upon acceptance, freshman students will be transferred into the STEM Certificate Program for the Spring semester. Due to the specific requirements of our STEM Certificate Program, students may only enter the program during the Spring semester of their freshman year.



I think that the STEM program is a really great opportunity for any student interested in one of the subjects included in STEM. Without it we wouldn't have the same opportunities to work on hands-on projects and improve our critical thinking skills. From my first year in the STEM program, I learned about concepts like light, circuits, and forces through both lectures and projects that allowed me to apply these skills.   


Aiden T. Horman

STEM Outreach

Planet and Moon

By faith we understand that the universe was createdby the word of God, so that what is seen was not madeout of things that are visible. —Hebrews 11:3

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