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STEM Academy

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In conjunction with the nationally renowned Project Lead the Way® STEM education program, the FVL STEM Academy gives students the opportunity to enroll in specialized STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) courses as well as rigorous general education courses. The goal is to provide graduates with the greatest opportunity for success in a post-secondary STEM programs.

For more information on what the FVL STEM Academy has to offer, begin by exploring the STEM Academy FAQ.

It is not necessary to submit an extra application to participate in FVL's STEM program.  Students may register for the STEM Academy classes when they register for their classes for the new school year.

STEM Academy Tracks

FVL's STEM Academy has three separate "tracks," or areas of study. These include:

  1. Biomedical Science
  2. Computer Science
  3. Engineering

Open the accordion tab below to see the class options under each area of study.

Meet Our STEM Team

Mrs. Katelynn Dorn

Mrs. Katelynn Dorn

Faculty (STEM-PPA)
Mr. Tim Fischer

Mr. Tim Fischer

Faculty (Science, STEM-PPA, Tech & Engineering-PPA)
Mr. Paul Hoffman

Mr. Paul Hoffman

Network Administrator, Faculty (STEM-PPA), Advisor (VEX Robotics)
Mr. Nathan Nolte

Mr. Nathan Nolte

Technology Director, Dept. Coordinator (Practical & Professional Arts-PPA), Faculty (STEM-PPA), Advisor (eSports, SALT)
Mr. Karl Schwerin

Mr. Karl Schwerin

Faculty (Science, STEM-PPA), Coach (V-Wrestling)
Mr. Brian Zunker

Mr. Brian Zunker

Faculty (STEM-PPA), Coach (Boys Basketball-JV2)
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Award for PLTW - 2023-24
Project Lead the Way recognition for FVL being a Distinguished High School in 2022-23
PLTW High School Distinguished School 2021-22 badge
PLTW HS Distinguished School 2020-21 Badge
PLTW Distinguished School 2019-20
2018-19 Distinguished School Badge
PLTW Distinguished School Badge for 2017-18

PLTW Distinguished School

Fox Valley Lutheran High School is proud to be recognized as a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Distinguished School!  FVL is committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in our PLTW STEM education program.

This is the seventh consecutive year that FVL has received this honor.

Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge, as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and the rest of their lives. It provides high schools with a rigorous, relevant STEM education and an engaging hands-on curriculum.

For a full list of recognized schools, visit the PLTW website.  

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