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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is used in Jeffco to describe a way of learning which embraces interdisciplinary instruction applied to solve community-based problems. This teaching philosophy encompasses all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and math, and is sometimes called Problem- or Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Many schools within Jeffco are embracing this teaching philosophy, but calling it different names. To develop common language both inside and outside the District, Jeffco has developed a logo based on the words ‘applied imagination’ (AI).

Applied Imagination Graphic

AI schools are embracing PBL across all or part of their buildings, and many have chosen to use a logo including STEM.

AI Schools

Elementary Schools:

Witt STEM Elementary School

Foster Dual Language/STEM

Middle Schools: 

iSTEM@Bell Middle School

Deer Creek Middle School STEM

K-8 Schools: 

Bradford K-8 Expeditionary Schools

High Schools:

Arvada Aspires

STEM Pathway at Chatfield

The Academies at Green Mountain

Lakewood S2TEM Sustainability

Warren Tech S2TEM: X-TREME Engineering

Wheat Ridge STEM/Engineering

See also Career and Technical Education



Grant Euler,
STEM/PBL Specialist

Marna Messer,
Director of Choice Programming

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