NBHS opens new STEM academy for gifted students
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NORTH BERGEN – Twenty eighth grade students from throughout North Bergen and Guttenberg gathered together recently in a North Bergen High School auditorium for their induction ceremony as the inaugural class of the brand new NBHS STEM Academy. Designed to provide a rigorous curriculum to select students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM Academy will take on a new class each year.

“The goal of the STEM Academy is to provide our most talented students with a true challenge in our high school in a specialized program that will help them gain admittance to top colleges and acquire the skills necessary for the careers of the future,” said North Bergen Supervisor of Science and STEM Academy Chair Jared Keshishian. “STEM Academy students will still take humanities classes, electives and extracurriculars with the rest of the school, but they will receive a more advanced level of instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math with a goal of guiding them into a high-paying and successful career.”

The STEM Academy is being managed by Keshishian and Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter, along with District Supervisor of Mathematics Nelly Velasquez, Elementary Supervisor of Guidance Theresa Rabelo, Gifted and Talented Coordinator Heather Carline, and several other teachers and counselors, as well as representatives from the local community and businesses. The program is intended to include not only classroom activities, but hands-on instruction through partnerships with local companies and universities to provide students with a truly well-rounded educational experience.

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