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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.
 

Have more questions about STEM or Winget Park?

For more information, you can contact Principal Rick Mohrien @ frederickw.mohrien@cms.k12.nc.us or visit the CMS School Choice website at www.cmschoice.org.