All Gloucester County Public Schools teach the Virginia Standards of Learning.
SOL Curriculum Standards in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math support STEM.
STEM teachers make sure to provide the bridges between the different subjects in their classrooms.
The following curriculum is used in throughout the district:
Mathematics 2009 Standards of Learning: The Standards of Learning in Mathematics were revised in 2009 by the Virginia Department of Education; integrated problem solving throughout the K-12 curriculum.
Science 2010 Standards of Learning: The Revised Standards for Science, developed by VDOE, revolve around the concept of Inquiry Learning; allowing for a high level of student based learning that requires students to conduct research and develop investigations then use the data generated to derive conclusions.
Virginia Career and Technical Education Competencies
Project Lead the Way
Technical Areas include
» Web Page Design
» Desktop Publishing
» Computer Graphics
There is currently no funding for this program; students must provide the room and board fee when attending VJAS.
Three member, grade specific teams, work together to earn a total score for the event.
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These programs are extra-curricular and provide an avenue for students to learn problem solving and engineering design through the completion of robotics projects.
Students may attend competitions with their teams through F.I.R.S.T. and VEX robotics.
At the elementary level, robotics camps that support engineering for females is offered at Botetourt Elementary School.
At the high school level, students may choose to enroll in the Introduction to Robotics course for an elective credit.
Students in grades 4-12 in all science and math classes are also encouraged to participate in the fair.
Select students may compete in the Tidewater Regional and Virginia State Science and Engineering Science Fairs.
For More Information about GCPS STEM Initiative,
please contact your child's school.