Economies are in flux in the early part of the 21st century with the attendant societal anxieties and occasional upheaval that come with change. The US, as is our way, turns to innovation to ensure our prosperity, yet in many minds, innovation still remains too tightly associated with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
That is stale thinking.
At The Early College of Arvada, we believe a considered integration of traditional STEM classes with the humanities and service in the community are vital to transform our economy in this century just as science and technology did in the last one.
We are turning our school in this direction. We call our effort CLIMB: Cultivate Leadership through Innovation Movement & Brainpower.
Today’s graduates seek work places that are technologically forward and socially aware. Likewise, companies and organizations seek to hire people who excel in STEM areas and are rooted in an understanding of their communities.
Global challenges await. Through rigorous learning and innovative, ethical action, our students are preparing themselves to engage those challenges.
Steve Jobs said, “ … technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.”