Clinton Junior High School students will have the option of taking STEM classes next year.
Superintendent of Clinton Schools, Curt Nettles indicates they are working to bring science, technology, engineering and math classes, or STEM, to their junior high school students next year as those become increasingly popular across the state and the country. April 26 will be a STEM day in the school.
Some districts are fully involved in STEM curriculums while others are increasing the offerings they have. Nettles says Clinton is not as far along as others, so this is one step in moving forward.
Because most children possess such a great deal of knowledge and know-how with technology in today's world, Nettles believes a lot of teachers are going to have to take on a role of facilitator rather than a teacher.
Right now, the curriculum is in the planning stages but Nettles indicates this will be a very hands-on course for students.