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STEM Program


William Jones

STEM Program Director

Fast Facts

  • Forty students are accepted into the STEM program each year.
  • MIT, Cal Tech, RIT, Purdue and UMD engineering programs all accepted Good Counsel STEM graduates in the past two years.


STEM Program Documents

Good Counsel’s STEM program introduces students to engineering through a nationally recognized, hands-on, project-based curriculum called Project Lead the Way. For the third consecutive year, Good Counsel has been recognized as a Distinguished Project Lead the Way School—a distinction given to only 3% of qualified schools nationally. Students are admitted into the STEM Program prior to freshman year.

About the program

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Once selected for admission into the program, students take a series of engineering courses during their four years at Good Counsel. Each course emphasizes original thinking, cooperative learning, hands-on learning and project-based assignments:

  • Freshmen: Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Sophomores: Principles of Engineering
  • Juniors: Aeronautical Engineering or Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Seniors: Engineering Design and Development

The STEM program emphasizes real-world applications and exposes students to career paths by partnering with local engineering companies. Each STEM class has the opportunity to see engineering in action outside of the school building.

To Apply


Please visit our Admissions Office page to learn more on how to apply to the
STEM Program.

Note that students must submit a recommendation from a science teacher as part of their application process for the STEM program.