Southern Columbia Area High School students who will be Juniors during the 2014-2015, school year will have an opportunity to participate in Bloomsburg University’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Magnet Program.  As we near the beginning of the course selection process, Sophomore students who are interested in a career in Engineering or Health Sciences should consider the merits of participation in the STEM program.  Applications for the program are now open and can be accessed by clicking on this link. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014. If accepted, students will become part of a two-year cohort of students who will attend Bloomsburg University part of the day, during their junior and senior years. They will earn 15 college credits each year and will focus on either engineering or a health science track. It is anticipated each track will consist of 24 students, with Southern Columbia Area, and other participating high schools, each receiving 3-4 slots per track. 
To be eligible, sophomores must have taken Algebra I and II, Geometry and two years of science. They also must have a positive recommendation from their science or math teacher, at least a 95 percent attendance record and a commitment to enroll in the program for both their junior and senior years of high school. A panel will review all applications. The cost to attend the STEM Magnet Program is $3,500 per year, however scholarships are available.
Contact High School Principal Jim Becker, Superintendent Paul Caputo, High School Guidance Counselor Jenna Sellers or Elizabeth Mauch, dean of BU's College of Education ( or 570-389-4005) for more information.

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