STEM Education

The Spartanburg District 6 STEM Program is a comprehensive, accelerated honors program focusing on integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction. Exciting, rigorous classes throughout all 4 years at DFC & DHS include many Project Based Learning opportunities, research and internship experiences, and engineering processes, along with Advanced Placement and Dual-Enrollment courses.
9th Grade Opportunities:
Hydroponic Greenhouse Research
Field Trips (Clemson School of Engineering, VCOM, Greenwood Genetics Center)
Science Fair 
10th Grade Opportunities:
Humanities Research
11th Grade Opportunities:
Research Internship (off campus 50+ hours on-site research)
Click below for more information about the research internship course
12th Grade Opportunities:
Dual-Enrollment Classes
Graduate with STEM diploma and cord!
Current & Future STEM Students:
You can now access the Dorman Course Guide, STEM Course Guide, & Internship Information below:
 
 
Interested in the Spartanburg District 6 STEM Program?
Watch the video and read below to learn more about starting the application process.
 
Spartanburg District 6 STEM Application Process:
Guidance counselors and teachers will talk with 8th grade students about the program and applications will be sent home in February of each year. Applications are due to middle school guidance counselors by the date stated on the application. Students are to sign up for classes as if they are not considering the STEM program. Once accepted into the program, students will be contacted by a DFC counselor to adjust course selections for the upcoming year.
The deadline for submitting a STEM application for the 2020-2021 school year is FRIDAY, MARCH 13th, 2020.
 
STEM Program Candidates are:
  • current 8th graders, highly recommended by their math and science teachers
  • students enrolled in Honor's Algebra I or Honor's Geometry in 8th grade
  • students interested in more challenging math and science classes
  • students with exceptional math and science grades
  • students who like working in a challenging team atmosphere
  • students who enjoy exploration and research
 
2020-2021 STEM Application
You can obtain the current STEM application from your middle school guidance department or by clicking the link below. Applications should be submitted to middle school guidance counselors by the date stated on the application.
The deadline for submitting a STEM application for the 2020-2021 school year is FRIDAY, MARCH 13th, 2020.
 
The STEM Difference
 
"What caught me off guard about college is what didn't catch me off guard."  -Cooper Wolfe Class of 2015
 
"I believe that the internship prepared me for some of the freedom that college gives you. I had to make sure that I had pieces for the robots before they were sent out to the trade shows across the country. I then had to plan my 'schedule' around this, and overcome the issues within a certain time frame. Also, the internship looks great on applications to college. It gives people the upper hand when competing for limited scholarships, so the internship will have hopefully prepared me mentally and somewhat financially for college."   
-Coleman Nichols Class of 2020
Interested in STEM?