Science & Engineering
Math and science form the foundation for innovation and there is a growing need in the United States for men and women in science, technology and engineering. At North Canton City Schools, we have a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that starts in Kindergarten and continues through grade 12.
At the elementary levels, we integrate the learning of scientific principles across all subjects. We focus on a very hands-on and thought provoking approach, using tools like our outdoor learning labs and iSpaces and to make science engaging and fun, while showing how it relates to stories we are reading or a social studies lesson. Technology is an integral part of how we teach, and many of our elementary students are involved in Lego Robotics Teams.
Starting in grade 6, our engineering program, Project Lead the Way, engages our students with a curriculum focused primarily on engineering and robotics. As they move into high school, students continue with more advanced engineering and robotics principles with courses like Engineering Design and Development and Digital Electronics. Our students participate in the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), and routinely compete and place in engineering competitions around the state that focus on team-based, creative problem-solving of real world challenges.
In addition, at Hoover High School we offer Project Lead the Way’s Biomedical Sciences STEM program. Students have the opportunity to investigate the medical field by taking classes such as Principles of Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovations. Our hands-on approach continues with our Aultman Academy, which allows a select group of students to shadow professionals in a variety of medical fields throughout their senior year.
Students in our Marine Biology program study the marine life indigenous to the Bahamas. This intensive study culminates in a trip to Andros Island to observe the marine life up close in their natural habitats.
AP courses Offered:
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics