- STEM Resources
- 21st Century Learning
- Career Pathways
- Career & Technical Education
- Science Department
- Math Department
- Business & Education Partnerships
- CNU/NNPS WISE GK-12 Program
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Newport News Public Schools emphasize STEM education, often integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the entire 21st Century curriculum. STEM initiatives promote education in these related areas so that students will be prepared to study STEM fields in college and pursue STEM-related careers.
Newport News Public Schools is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of the high concentration of STEM-related careers in this region. Newport News Shipbuilding alone estimates that it will hire 10,000 people in the next several years to fill new jobs and replace retiring employees. NASA Langley, Jefferson Lab, Canon-VA, area military facilities, and numerous government contractors in this region offer a wealth of STEM career opportunities for qualified job seekers.
NNPS has established strong Career Pathways and magnet initiatives that align strongly with STEM goals. Newsome Park Elementary, Deer Park Elementary, Crittenden Middle, Booker T. Washington Middle, Heritage High, and the Denbigh High Aviation Academy all focus on STEM subjects. NNPS has set the stage for entry into the STEM arena with initiatives such as Huntington Middle School's robust partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding, the recent modernization of NNPS Science Labs, as well as other specialized programs.
Science is exciting in Newport News Public Schools! With innovative methods of instruction, new equipment, renovated labs, and resourceful business partners, students are engaged in hands-on and minds-on activities that help prepare them for further education and rewarding career possibilities.