Ogden School District Has The Only Platinum Designated Stem School in Weber County

March 25 01:10 2020

District Office:

1950 Monroe Blvd
Ogden, UT 84401
(801) 737-7300

STEM is at the forefront of education in the Ogden School District, with multiple programs and different curriculum being offered to ensure students get relevant experience and education. Through the STEM programs in the district, students can gain hands-on experience solving real-world problems with real solutions. One of the students in the Ogden School District expressed how much he loves the STEM programs stating, “This is the best way to learn because I get to build things and learn how to be an engineer! I know I have to be really good to go to this school.” 

A great example of the STEM opportunities in the Ogden School District are the programs at New Bridge Elementary School, the only State Designated Platinum STEM Elementary School in Weber County. New Bridge Elementary has incorporated STEM through becoming a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school. Project Lead the Way is a non-profit organization that teams up with schools to implement effective science, technology, math, and engineering programs. One project New Bridge Students were able to participate in was the planning and creation of effective water filters for third world populations to prevent disease and improve health. Students used recycled water bottles and 3D printers to create the filters, engaging their creative skills while helping to reduce waste. This is just one of the ways students were able to solve real-world problems in the program.

Students and teachers alike, recognize the benefits of STEM, teacher Michael Docksey said,“STEM education provides elementary learners not only with the knowledge to be successful but also with the experiences necessary to collaborate and work with others to identify problems and seek solutions. A STEM education is an opportunity to be prepared for the global learning and workplaces of today and deep into the 21st Century.”

Ogden School District also offers other opportunities for students to develop STEM skills through coding classes, an environmental science program, and space-based science through Astro Camp. Through coding classes, students can get hands-on experience curating a life-long skill with the assistance of well-trained teachers. The environmental science program allows students to participate in project-based learning and explore science themes with an environmental emphasis. At Astro Camp Utah, students participate in different science-based and space simulation projects. Ogden School District provides all of these opportunities to help prepare students for an ever-evolving world of technology.

To learn more about the Ogden School District and all of the programs available, click here!

About Ogden School District

Established in 1849, Ogden City School District is an inner-city district, enriched by multicultural diversity. Ogden School District is committed to providing safe learning environments that stimulate our students’ curiosities, promote continuous improvement, and serve our surrounding communities. We believe that each student has the right to be appropriately challenged through a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities, should have access to high quality instruction, and should be supported in their effort to exceed the basic standards.The district strives to provide students and families with programmatic choice through a variety of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.

The Ogden School District consists of thirteen neighborhood elementary schools (K-6), three junior high schools(7-9), two comprehensive high schools (10-12), one alternative high school and one youth-in care school. The district faculty and staff serve approximately 11,500 students and their families. Ogden School District’s vision is to empower excellence through education!

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Company Name: Ogden School District
Contact Person: Jer Bates
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Phone: (801) 737-7300
Address:1950 Monroe Blvd
City: Ogden
State: Utah
Country: United States
Website: https://www.ogdensd.org/