Cottonwood Heights Students Apply for Charter School
If you live in Cottonwood Heights, you are only minutes away from one of the best STEM charter schools in Utah: Beehive Science and Technology Academy. We are an award-winning public charter school in Sandy, serving students from kindergarten through grade 12.
STEM Schools Open Doors for Students
For hundreds of years, American children have been attending public schools with lackluster results. How can you make the experience different for your children? Put them on a path to success by enrolling them in a charter school with a STEM focus.
Despite federal and state mandates, the value of public education can be volatile. The quality of your child’s education depends heavily on your input, the skill of their teacher, the leadership of the principal and laws concerning education. If you want more certainty in your child’s education, enroll them in our STEM charter school.
We start in our STEM elementary school introducing little ones to important science and math concepts. One reason children fall behind in STEM classes is because schools wait too long to begin teaching STEM lessons, believing them too hard for charter elementary schools. We know better.
Once your child gets to our STEM middle school, they will begin to tackle a more challenging curriculum than you may find in other public schools, including classes in robotics, creative coding and math for computers.
At our STEM high school, students take classes in computer programming, biotechnology and gaming fundamentals. The students at our STEM high school routinely qualify for acclaimed competitions across the U.S., not only competing alongside some of the most illustrious students in the country, but placing as well.
Why STEM Schools Are in Demand
According to the Census Bureau, STEM workers start out making 37% more than their counterparts in the arts and humanities fields. Further, those with STEM degrees make more money than those who are simply working at STEM jobs. This is evidence of the value of a formal STEM education.
Cottonwood Heights residents who understand this value are striving to get their children into STEM schools, and not just their boys — their girls too. While women accounted for 53% of STEM degrees in 2018, according to Pew Research, 85% of these degrees were in the health care field, not engineering, technology or math.
Additionally, white students are overrepresented in the STEM field with about 70% of those enrolled in college STEM programs being white. At our charter school, we actively recruit girls and students of color, and our STEM school recently received a diversity award for our achievements.
Charter School Enrollment for Cottonwood Heights
Charter school applications are available here on our website. You can apply online, or download a charter school enrollment application to print out at home and mail in. Our charter school open enrollment period runs from Dec. 1 to Feb. 7.
If you live in Cottonwood Heights, don’t miss this opportunity — apply for charter school at Beehive Science and Technology Academy today.