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Career Discovery

For High School Students Looking for Tomorrow Today

STEM Career Discovery is the first of its kind career discovery program for high school students in Colorado. The program offers students a menu of options to explore STEM fields in real world settings that can potentially lead to an internship/apprenticeship or full/part-time job after graduation and during college. The program is open to selected students in grades 10,11 or 12 at the school.
Career Discovery Options
CareerWise is for students in grades 11 and 12, in partnership with
CareerWise Colorado. CareerWise is an organization that places our high school exploring robotsstudents in paid internships and apprenticeships with industry leaders in four fields: financial services, business operations, advanced manufacturing and computers. Students will be selected for this program by first applying to STEM Career Discovery and then directly to CareerWise. The program requires a three-year commitment. For information on CareerWise, contact Charity Morris.
Girls at STEM Mentor Program is designed for female students in grades 11 and 12 who are members of the Girls at STEM program. The students will be matched with a femalehigh school engineeringmentor in a STEM field based on their career interests. Throughout the spring semester students will spend approximately 10-12 hours with their mentors, shadowing and working with them in the work place. Students are also required to attend other Girls at STEM events. For information on Girls in STEM, contact Karen Ramon.
Career Mentor Program is for students in grades 10-12 and selected students are matched with a mentor in their fields of interest. Through the academic year, students will spend approximately 20-30 hours with their mentors, shadowing them in the work place. Students will also attend roundtable discussions as a cohort to reflect on their experiences. For information on the Mentoring Programs contact Lauren Harper
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It's a STEM Thing! is for students in grades 10-12.  Selected students form a leadership team to plan, fundraise, market and execute our ongoing Career Discovery evening events, held each semester. These events help to guide high school students in their career discovery by bringing industry experts to the school for demonstrations and up close and personal exposure
 to a number of career fields.  For information on It's a STEM Thing, contact Mike Shallenberger.
Students who are interested may apply by linking here for the application with a $10 application fee.  
Questions? Below is contact information for the STEM Career Discovery team:
Hannah Reese, Assistant Director STEM School Highlands Ranch/Special Programs
Liz Dougan, Assistant Director STEM School Highlands Ranch/Student Success
Charity Morris, CareerWise
Karen Ramon, Girls in STEM, 
Lauren Harper, Mentoring Programs
 It's a STEM Thing!, Mike Shallenberger.