VP STEM Pathway

The STEM Academic and Career Pathway at Vista Peak is a great stepping stone for students wishing to enter a STEM-related career.  The Pathway includes rigorous coursework, opportunities to master the skills of the future, and project-based hands-on learning.  Students also have the chance to earn college credit and learn about career and college options while in high school.

Vista Peak STEM Recommended Plan of Study

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Within each of these words exist a wide array of subjects and careers which will shape the future of our world and children.  STEM is everywhere and affects nearly every aspect of our lives.  Our students are entering a world where almost all the highest paying and most in demand jobs are in a STEM field.  Whether you are looking to change the world or simply for a secure financial future for yourself and your family, a STEM-related career could be right for you.  

Why join STEM?

STEM saves lives and make the lives of people better.  Those working in STEM-related careers use their imagination and creativity to make the world a better place.  They tackle problems such as cancer, climate change, clean energy, and cyber crime. On average, students who study engineering and technology in college are happier with their career options upon graduation than students with other majors.   Students who successfully complete Vista Peak's STEM Pathway graduate with an impressive set of skills and knowledge that will make them competitive applicants at colleges and universities.

According to Anthony Carnvale at Georgetown University the top 10 highest-paid college majors are all STEM-related.


Career Spotlight - Environmental Engineering

Water is a precious resource and clean water is hard to come by for a huge number of people around the world.  Amy Childress is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at USC. Dr. Childress is finding new ways to turn ocean water into clean drinking water.