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What is STREAM education? It is the collaborative blending of 5 concepts through the platform the Catholic faith in an exploratory and inquiry-based learning environment.


STEM:  STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world. 


STEAM:  STEAM takes the standard STEM formulation (science, technology, engineering, and math) and adds an A for arts. It’s about applying imagination, innovative and creative thinking and design skills to STEM projects.  At SHCS, the “A” also stands for Agriculture for creative thinking outside and in nature.


STREAM: STEAM with a R for Religion. Religious education addresses the development of the whole person through spiritual and academic formation based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


STREAM in Middle School:  SHCS has committed to being 1 of 5 pilot schools for the new Leopold Society program with the Land Trust of Central NC.  The Leopold Society is a passport program founded with the mission to build the next generation of conservationists.  Outdoor and environmental curriculums, activities, and field trips are being used to engage Sacred Heart students in Grades 6-8 and help them develop a deep understanding and respect for the natural world.  The Leopold Society will be used as an extension of our already existing outdoor classrooms, learning garden and sensory/pollinator gardens to continue to connect our students with nature. We are proud to announce that SHCS was chosen as The Leopold Society's School of the Year for 2017 for our dedication to educate our students about nature & conservation and for our service projects with The Land Trust of Central North Carolina.