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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

Look on the Course Listing page under the PPA-STEM tab to see the courses under each area of study.

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Meet Our STEM Team

Mrs. Katelynn Dorn

Mrs. Katelynn Dorn

Faculty, Coach (Dance Team)
Mr. Tim Fischer

Mr. Tim Fischer

Faculty, Advisor (VEX Robotics)
Mr. Alan Nolte

Mr. Alan Nolte

Principal, Faculty
Mr. Nathan Nolte

Mr. Nathan Nolte

Dept. Coordinator (Practical & Professional Arts - PPA), Faculty, Advisor (eSports, VEX Robotics, Sound And Light Team - SALT)
Mrs. Jenny Retzlaff

Mrs. Jenny Retzlaff

Faculty, Coach (Track & Field - Girls), Advisor (Peer Leadership Group)
Mr. Brian Zunker

Mr. Brian Zunker

Faculty, Coach (Basketball-JV2)
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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 fourth consecutive year that FVL has received this honor. FVL is just one of 204 high schools across the country, one of the 14 high schools in Wisconsin, and one of two in the Fox Valley to be recognized. 

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.  

PLTW Distinguished School Badge for 2017-18
2018-19 Distinguished School Badge
PLTW Distinguished School 2019-20
PLTW HS Distinguished School 2020-21 Badge