As part of a partnership with CU's Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative (Xsci), Timberline teachers have collaborated with local STEM professionals to develop projects for middle schoolers. 8th graders at Timberline PK-8 are working on a career exploration project. Monthly guest speakers who work in STEM-related fields come to school to talk about different career opportunities and the multiple pathways to attain them. Several of the guests have opted to return on other days to help students work on their projects.
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world. St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with IBM and Front Range Community College to provide this unique opportunity to our students. Students enrolled in P-TECH will take high school and college courses, simultaneously working toward a High School Diploma and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems.
Computer science week at Timberline was awesome! Students K - 8 were able to learn about computers, coding and robotics. All students went online to Hour of Code to practice their programming skills and also used some apps on the ipads. By having students learn about the programming they are learning another language that will help them in the future. Students had to communicate with the technology to make the robot or the creature on the app do some sort of action.
Timberline had the privelege to host the Kickoff Srimmage for the Robotics Season. Around 25 teams participated for the half-day event and learned the process of a VEX IQ Tournament. They were able to learn the set up, the names of the areas for the tournament and how to get ready to compete with each other. Participating in a VEX IQ tournament is about collaboration and communication for students while they are having fun. Students are engaged in how the robot works and driving the robot to get the most points possible.
January 13, 2016, 7:39am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
St. Vrain Valley students soon will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate degree, with the college classes paid for by the state.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday that St. Vrain was chosen as one of two districts in the state to offer a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH, program.