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    East Orange STEM Academy has been chosen as one of forty High

    Schools and Colleges to pilot the College Board CS Principles Course

    It is my honor and privilege to announce that East Orange STEM Academy has been chosen to participate as one of the Forty High Schools and Universities that will be a pilot school for the new CS Principles College Board course. This course is being developed by the selected pilot instructors over the next three years and will become the new AP CS Principles Course in 2016.  The selection process was quite rigorous and was based on the curriculum and syllabus designed by each individual pilot instructor. 

    The mission in creating this course is to broaden participation in computing, computational thinking and computer science. Computational Thinking is: using digital technology to solve tomorrow’s problems, the marriage of the big ideas in computer science (such as abstraction, algorithms, modeling, problem decomposition,  critical thinking ).

    Development of the course is being led by a team of computer science educators organized by the College Board and the National Science Foundation. 

    Below are a few graphs and charts to show the expected growth in the job market for Computer Science Majors:




    Below are a few links: As to why you should take a Course in Computer Science

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    The course that will be available in Sept 2013 is the Advanced Programming – CS Principles College Board Pilot course.  This course will have the same rigor as an Introductory Computer Science Course for College Freshmen.  I have incorporated different aspects of various courses from different universities such as, UC –Berkeley SNAP, North Carolina State, Rutgers and Carnegie Mellon.

    For more information regarding the C S Principles course please use the link below:

    AP CS Principles :





    Please contact:
    Name:           Barbara Froehlich 

    Address :       129 Renshaw Ave
                           East Orange, NJ 07017
    Phone:            (973) 266-5900                              
    E-mail : 





    For more information on the Advanced Programming- CS Principles Course






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    Schnoldine Joseph, a student at East Orange STEM Academy High School participated in the 64th annual American Mathematics Contest 12. The contest was held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at STEM Academy. The student competed for local, regional and national student and school awards. The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format. In 2012, over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 & AMC 12 contest.
    According to Professor Steven Dunbar, who serves as Director of the American Mathematics Competitions, the AMC 12 (first offered in 1950) is part of a series of contests sponsored each year by The Mathematical Association of America, through their program, the American Mathematics Competitions. The AMC offers the only math competition series in the country leading to the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO), the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad (USAJMO) and the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP). From this group of students, the AMC sends the highly competitive USA Team to the prestigious annual International Mathematical Olympiad.
    The AMC is located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and receives support from the Akamai Foundation, Academy of Applied Sciences, American Mathematical Association of two Year Colleges, American Mathematical Society, American Statistical Association, Art of Problem Solving, Awesome Math, Casualty Actuarial Society, D.E. Shaw & Co., Delta Airlines, Jane Street, Math for America, Mu Alpha Theta, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Pi Mu Epsilon, and the Society for Industrial and Applie
    d Math. The contests are given across the U.S.A., Canada, and in many schools abroad.




    Elaine Bryant, a high school teacher at East Orange STEM Academy High School in East Orange, New Jersey has been selected as one of only 50 middle and high school educators from across the country to take part in the exclusive Siemens STEM Institute fellowship, designed to bring teachers to the cutting edge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
    The Siemens STEM Institute is a one-of-a-kind, all-expense-paid weeklong immersion program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of STEM in the classroom. The Siemens STEM Institute will take place July 29 – August 3 just outside of Washington, D.C., at the world headquarters of Discovery Communications – the world’s #1 nonfiction media company and home to such television networks as Discovery Channel, Science and Animal Planet. Elaine and the other selected educators will be exposed to leading scientists, thought-leaders, personalities and innovators whose work across STEM disciplines shape and define our world today.  The week will be filled with guest speakers at the forefront of STEM, field trips to leading institutions where Fellows will observe real-world applications of STEM subject matter, and opportunities for networking and collaborating with peers from across the nation.
    The goal of the Siemens STEM Institute is to create a group of STEM ambassadors who can take what they learn this summer back into their own classrooms and become key influencers in their schools and communities.  The Siemens STEM Institute specifically sought applicants who wanted to become STEM leaders and help change the way STEM subjects are taught in American classrooms.
    The Siemens STEM Institute was developed by the Siemens Foundation – a division of global powerhouse Siemens Corporation that supports educational initiatives in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – in collaboration with Discovery Education – the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement – Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the College Board.  The program is part of the Siemens STEM Academy, a national professional development community designed to support educators in their efforts to foster student achievement in STEM, and in doing so, help nurture tomorrow’s scientists and engineers by inspiring students to pursue these fields of learning.
    Please visit for a full list of STEM Institute Fellows and additional background.

    East Orange STEM Academy High School



    STEM Students Video Conference with Dr. Freemen Hrabowski III from UMBC


    In Celebration of Black History Month STEM students speak with Dr. Freemen Hrabowski of UMBC


        East Orange, New Jersey, February 29, 2012--- The East Orange STEM Academy hosted a video conference with Dr. Freemen Hrabowski President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Dr. Hrabowski’s concentration has been in science and math education,  highlighting minority participation and performance.  Dr. Hrabowski recently published a report, “Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.”

        STEM students were excited to speak with the President and ask questions about college entrance requirements, goal setting, and the successes the doctor has achieved to reach his honored position. 



    For more information about this release, contact:

    School:                   East Orange STEM Academy High School

    Address:                129 Renshaw Avenue                        
                                     East Orange, NJ 07017

    Phone:                    973-266-5900



    East Orange STEM Academy High School




    New High School in East Orange Prepares Students to Drive Advancements
    in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


        East Orange, New Jersey, November 28, 2011--- The East Orange STEM Academy opened on September 6, 2011 as a result of the restructuring of East Orange’s High Schools. The focused and rigorous four-year program is designed to address one of our nation’s most critical issues in education and career readiness.  Admission to the STEM Academy is highly competitive for qualified students looking to enter careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

         A significant number of STEM students made the honor roll at the end of the first marking period – a testament of their commitment to excellence. Entering freshmen take Physics, Algebra II or Geometry, and the school anticipates that at least 25 percent of the freshmen class will be enrolled in an Advance Placement (AP) physics course as sophomores.  These results are impressive, since most high school students take physics during their senior year of high school and many students do not take AP Physics at all.


        The supportive parents of the East Orange STEM Academy are excited about the school’s efforts to prepare students for college and careers in science and technology.  One parent stated, “I was going to send my son to another school until I heard about the STEM Academy.  This school has answered all of my prayers.  STEM is like having a private school in our own community.  The Board of Education made a great decision.”


    For more information about this release, contact:

    Name:                    Kathy Richardson

    School:                  East Orange STEM Academy High School

    Address:               129 Renshaw Avenue                     
                                    East Orange, NJ 07017

    Phone:                   973-266-5900