During the month of February, Timberline 8th graders who had met their first semester GPA goals got to attend a 9th grade Explorations in STEM class at Skyline High School. The class was in the middle of an architectural engineering home design project led by a Ph.D. student from CU-Boulder. Students were excited to see that Skyline High School also has engineering fellows from the CU TEAMS program. The project was interesting for students to see because it involved using many tools to do woodwork, drawing using Solidworks, and solving interesting math problems.
8th graders at Timberline PK-8 are working on a year-long College and Career Readiness project. With the help of our Race to the Top counselor and the College in Colorado website, students have explored their interests, hobbies, talents, and how those match particular career fields. The 8th graders will develop a plan of study to accomplish their career goals, including a list of courses they will complete in high school. Along the way, students will receive help and advice from professionals around the world through a telementoring program.