STEM

STEM is an educational program developed to prepare our students for further studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our program is designed to foster critical thinking, hands-on collaborative projects, and practical applications.

Starting in 4th grade, our STEM curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

4th: Intro to STEM

  • Intro to programming
  • Computer tools
  • Animation

5th Grade: Programming Languages

  • Advanced Scratch
  • Introduction to Python Syntax
  • App Development

6th Grade: Coding, Development, and Robotics

  • Lego Mindstorms Robotics EV3
  • Building and programming robots to perform a task

7th Grade: Building Design and Design Applicatoins

  • 3D Modeling¬†
  • Orthographic projections of real life objects
  • 3D Printing
  • Math applications

8th Grade: Building/Configuring Circuit Boards

  • Arduinos
  • Using breadboards to create circuits
  • Wiring and Programming

Furthermore, HOLA participates in clubs and competitions across grade levels like Science and Olympiad, STEM-a-Thon, and CyberPatriot, where interested students engage in problem solving projects and compete with other schools in New Jersey

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