In alignment with Immaculata - La Salle High School's overall mission and vision we, as facilitators of learning, believe that concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math are inherently integral. We are committed to increasing STEAM literacy for all students and to nurture active, lifelong learners preparing them to be responsible, contributing members of society and global citizens who can identify and use the connections shared by these disciplines to help shape their lives and their community.
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STEAM Program Requirements
1. Comply with all requirements of the Student-Parent Handbook
2. Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and achieve a B or higher in all STEAM courses
3. Complete a Program of Study that includes:
Science: 4 Credits
Math: 4 Credit
STEAM Focus Electives: 4 Credit
Minimum of 1 Fine Art or 1 Practical Art Credit
4. Maintain a STEAM Portfolio
Post semester artifacts and reflection
Submit a Senior Portfolio
5. Participate in Outreach
Maintain membership in at least one ILS club or honor society. Activities must include off campus collaboration or competition with students from other schools.
Volunteer Hours at Mercy Hospital are required for the Health Science Focus.
Admission into the STEAM Program is only offered to Incoming Freshmen. Students may apply to one of the following focus areas:
The Engineering focus provides exposure to career skills in various engineering fields. The course of study begins with Introduction to Engineering, which provides students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of applied engineering and its effect upon our lives. Students who successfully pass the course with a "B" or higher and have completed all 9th grade program requirements will be invited to continue the program. The remaining courses are Honors courses in Principles of Engineering, Foundations of Robotics, and finally the completion of a Senior Capstone Project in Engineering Design. Students who successfully complete the program will receive extensive training in the web-based 3D CAD design system, Onshape.
Global Leadership Focus
Explore the global marketplace in our newest focus! Succeeding globally means developing a global mindset while using local knowledge to understand particular business challenges in markets around the world. This focus will provide insights into law and ethics, marketing, international business, accounting, business management, economics, and entrepreneurship.
Digital Arts Focus
The Digital Arts focus provides exposure to various career skills related to film and print art. The course of study begins with Graphics I, which provides students with a foundation of knowledge in Adobe Photoshop. Students who successfully pass the course with a "B" or higher and have completed all 9th grade program requirements will be invited to continue the program. The remaining courses include Digital Video Fundamentals and TV Production II and III, or Graphics II and 3D Animation. Students who successfully complete the program and pass the necessary exams could receive industry recognized certifications in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Final Cut Pro X.
Health Science Focus
The Health Science focus provides exposure to various aspects of the medical field. In partnership with Mercy Hospital, students complete quarterly rotations and volunteer hours at the hospital. The course of study begins with Health Science Foundations Honors, which provides students with practical competencies related to health decisions all individuals make during their lifetime. Students who successfully pass the course a "B" or higher and have completed all 9th grade program requirements will be invited to continue the program. The remaining courses include Health Explorations Honors, Personal Fitness, Anatomy & Physiology Honors, and Allied Health III. Students who successfully complete the program will be certified in First Aid/CPR and will be eligible to take the exam for the CMAA Certification.
Legal Studies Focus
The Legal Studies Focus provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with legal concepts, legal institutions, and the legal process. It is designed to help students understand and analyze the policies and practices of our legal system. The courses deal with a wide variety of subjects, including legal systems and concepts, international law, constitutional law, forensic science, and criminal justice.
We are currently gauging interest for a Legal Studies Focus and will determine the program’s approval for the 2020-2021 school year based on the number of qualified applicants we receive. For more information, please contact STEAM@ilsroyals.com
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