"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, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be 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. " U.S. Department of Education According to Washington STEM:
By completing a higher concentration of STEM courses and co-curricular activities, Pacific Crest Innovation Academy students will be better prepared for their future, whatever their college and career plans may be.
A few of the core courses we will offer are listed below. Additional STEM courses, co-curricular activities, and other learning opportunities will be added as we continue to design, build and grow our new program.
Science INTRO TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE INTRO TO CHEMISTRY INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE & ASTRONOMY SURVEY OF BIOLOGY (WITH LAB) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE BIODIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST OCEANOGRAPHY
Mathematics ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 1 GEOMETRY INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 2 MATH IN SOCIETY COLLEGE ALGEBRA PRECALCULUS 1 PRECALCULUS 2 INTRO TO STATISTICS CALCULUS 1