STEM Education at Winget Park
Winget Park Elementary is proud to be a partial STEM Magnet School in CMS. For more information on magnet enrollment, lottery information, and school choice throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools please visit www.cmschoice.org. Below you will find more information on STEM education at Winget Park Elementary.
What is STEM?
STEM traditionally is considered to be a focus on four specific content areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. At Winget Park, we also choose to define STEM as Strategies That Engage Minds. By either definition, students at Winget Park are exposed to a variety of content areas through a variety of engaging methods. Our students routinely engage in Problem-Based Learning tasks, solving real-world problems using a variety of technology tools and content. In addition to PBL, Winget Park students have weekly, hands-on science experiences in our STEM Lab and, throughout the year, engage in a number of 5-day residencies in our Makerspace.
Why choose STEM?
There are many reasons that you might wish to choose a STEM-based education for your child. There is no profile of a STEM learner. The best way to determine if a STEM-based education, and Winget Park, are best for your child is to visit! If you would like to set up a visit, please reach out via the contact information at the bottom of this page!
How does a STEM enrollment impact my student?
At Winget Park, we believe strongly that a STEM-focused education is beneficial for all students. There are no distinctions made between magnet and non-magnet students at Winget Park. All STEM-related (and non-STEM related) curricula and opportunities are available to all Wolves at Winget Park. Students who are enrolled through the School Choice Lottery do receive a continuation guarantee to the STEM-program Middle School in our Transportation Zone, currently Kennedy Middle School. They also have a continuation guarantee to the STEM-program High School for our Transportation Zone, which is currently Philip O. Berry.