For students who like to problem solve and design things there is something in the STEM pathway for you. In the STEM pathways you will learn by doing. This hands on approach to learning gives you the 21st century skills you will need to compete in our global society. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. The Department of Commerce points out that people in STEM fields can expect to earn 26 percent more money on average and be less likely to experience job loss. The STEM degree holders also tend to enjoy higher earnings overall, regardless of whether they work in STEM or non-STEM occupations.
Bastrop ISD has STEM pathways at Bastrop High School and Cedar Creek High School. Bastrop High School has partnered with the University of Texas and offers Engineering Your World. This pathway also includes Computer Programing and Robotics. Cedar Creek High School has Project Lead the Way for their STEM pathway. Students at Cedar Creek will take Introduction to Engineering, Principals of Engineering, Digital Electronics and Aerospace Engineering.