Science and Math-Focused Education
Catholic Memorial High School provides students the unique opportunity to combine academics with the experiential learning and project-based education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Project Lead the Way
Catholic Memorial High School is a fully certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) school. PLTW is a national high school curriculum that introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering and biomedical science classes. PLTW elevates student’s experiences beyond the classroom and into the real world providing a STEM focus that heightens critical thinking, creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills in hands-on and project-based classes.
Benefits of a STEM High School Education
Catholic Memorial High School partners with colleges, universities and industry experts to provide an impressive, unique support network that opens doors to mentorships, internship opportunities, admission preference, college credit and scholarships. Students can begin earning college credits as early as their freshman year.
Catholic Memorial High School’s STEM Courses
Catholic Memorial offers students the opportunity to expand their learning the STEM fields of study through 3 strands of STEM curriculum: Biomedical Science, Computer Science and Engineering. In addition to the impressive depth of courses offered, students can elevate their education during their senior year by participating in internships at local companies and organizations focused on the STEM fields of study. Learn more about each strand of CMH’s Nationally Recognized STEM Curriculum below. Catholic Memorial is one of only two schools in Wisconsin to receive that recognition.
About Biomedical Science:
CMH currently offers three different biomedical classes in the PLTW biomedical curriculum. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. By immersing students in activities like practicing suturing and constructing body structures from clay, the coursework empowers students to build knowledge and skills in biomedical science, as well as in-demand, transportable skills like problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration.
About Computer Science:
Computer Science is an exciting, challenging, and growing field that impacts the world and everyday life in countless ways. Computer scientists are involved in creating technology and systems that are used in a wide range of industries, including engineering, business management information systems, science, genetics, mathematics, statistics, information security, graphic design, environmental research, medicine and entertainment. CMH offers three computer science classes, including two AP courses. The introductory course is perfect for students with no coding background. An opportunity to intern at local information technology businesses is offered senior year.
CMH currently offers three different engineering classes in the PLTW engineering curriculum, along with an opportunity to do an engineering internship senior year. These classes provide concurrent learning with some math and science classes. Real-world skills such as CAD design, collaboration, and critical thinking are an important concept emphasized in each class.