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STEM Education is both the mastery and integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  It incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, teamwork, collaboration, creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving.  All of Carroll’s science courses incorporate aspects of this philosophy.

STEM Highlights

  • Carroll High School offers six Advanced Placement courses in STEM fields
  • Twenty-four Carroll students pre-college research at the 2019 Ohio State Science Day.  Fifteen of those students earned a “Superior” rating, the highest rating possible.
  • Two members of the Class of 2021 were selected to present pre-college research at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the most prestigious science fair in the world.  21 Carroll students have participated in ISEF since 2005.
  • Carroll High School is the only Dayton area high school, public or private, to win the Ohio Academy of Science Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education every year since its inception.
  • Carroll finished in second place in the Dayton area and seventh place among similarly-sized schools in the state in the 2019 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics' State Tournament of Mathematics
  • While working side-by-side with professional researchers at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, our students have earned gold and bronze medals for their synthetic biology research as part of the International Genetically Engineered (iGEM) contest on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  You can learn more about our students and their research on their wiki page.

Employment in STEM occupations grew by 10.5 percent, or 817,260 jobs, between May 2009 and May 2015.  The national average wage for all STEM occupations was $87,570, nearly double the national average wage for non-STEM occupations.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics