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STEM Programs

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Contact your school to find out about STEM programs.

Sandie Grinnell

Science & STEAM Leadership TOSA

Hillsboro School District

Phone: 503-844-1500 ext. 1556

FAX: 503-844-1782

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Why STEM?



  Source: Change the Equation (2012)

The Hillsboro School District's goal is to prepare students for post-secondary education and a range of new in-demand career skills by providing a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. With the projected growth in STEM-related jobs, we believe giving students opportunities to develop STEM literacy is preparing them for better futures and growing a sustainable workforce for the Hillsboro community.


HSD’s in-school and out-of-school STEM programs and activities will:

  • Engage our diverse student groups in a manner that allows them to self-identify as STEM learners

  • Provide opportunities for students K-12 to develop creativity, critical reasoning skills and basic scientific literacy to promote intelligent citizenship and career readiness.

  • Build skills necessary for the growing number of STEM jobs in our region .

  • Provide opportunities for members of the local STEM community to serve as role models for our STEM learners

  • Increase the diversity of our local and national science and engineering workforce

For the second year, the Board has invested $250,000 in the District's STEM programming; all schools will continue to have have an identified coordinator and access to extracurricular STEM activities in the 2015-16 school year. Add that to the four STEM Focus Schools as well as existing course, clubs and after-school programming offered in many of our other schools, and you have a district that's committed to ensuring students' educational experience is infused with opportunities to gain experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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