The following is a press release by the Carlsbad Unified School District
There’s good news on the horizon! The U.S. Department of Labor has projected 2.4 million job openings in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields through the year 2018. This is a remarkable opportunity for Carlsbad students, who for the last five years have left our K-12 educational system facing the bleakest job market since the Great Depression.
As a growing economic force, STEM education is a hot topic in Carlsbad and beyond. Not only do STEM-related careers pay more, they supply our local and regional economy with the talent employers are asking us to provide. To that end, the Carlsbad Unified School District is working to place greater emphasis around the subject areas that prepare learners for this type of work.
One place the community can see these efforts in full force, is in the curriculum planning for Sage Creek High School. This state-of-the art campus located at the corner of College and Cannon will welcome its first class of freshman and sophomore students in Fall 2013.
Last Saturday, more than 200 CUSD students and their families toured the campus, met with some of the teachers who will work at the school, and experienced first-hand what the buzz is all about. A second round of “sold out” campus tours for current 8th and 9th graders is scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd.
A major focus at Sage Creek is to ensure that all students benefit from the collective ambition to develop excitement and dispositions toward the STEM fields. Rather than wait for students to step forward and declare their interest in these subjects, Sage Creek teachers are working with Principal Cesar Morales to design elective pathways in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering that embed college and career readiness skills into the curriculum.
Dramatic strides are being made in Carlsbad Unified as teachers across the District prepare the workforce for the global marketplace. As a gateway to STEM, Sage Creek High School will position learners to become the next Albert Einstein or Marie Curie with its motto “dare to be great.” The opportunity to create a sense of wonder and interest in science, technology, engineering and math is knocking at Sage Creek’s door. We can’t wait to open it.
To learn more about Sage Creek High School or to add your name to the wait list for a future tour go to http://sagecreekhs.carlsbadusd.net.
The deadline for families of current 8th and 9th grade students to select their high school for the 2013-14 school year is 4 p.m on February 8, 2013.