Helping our Youth Become Interested in STEM Subjects
Mar 08, 2018 03:36PM
By Staff Writer
The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with that knowledge. Now, more than ever, it is essential that our youth become equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.
In Lafayette Parish, we are fortunate to have STEM programs that specialize and teach a wide range of subjects that can significantly enhance a child's ability to not only survive as an adult, but thrive.
The Lafayette Parish School System’s Magnet Academies offers numerous opportunities of choice for our youth.
Here is a list of only a few of the many programs now available.
J. Wallace James – Arts & Technology
L. Leo Judice – Environmental Science
David Thibodaux Middle – STEM Academy
Carencro Middle – Biomedical Academy
Judice Middle – Business Academy
David Thibodaux High School – STEM Academy
Northside High School – Broadcasting and Journalism
Lafayette High School – Health Care Academy
STEM programs are helping shape the future of our country. Set an early foundation and stress the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math with your child. Encourage them from a young age to participate in hands-on STEM activities. Those with an interest or aptitude in these subjects will continue to pursue these paths as they learn and grow.
For more information visit: www.lafayettechoice.com