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STEM

The STEM program at Clifton is really heating up with a new 3-year course sequence that allows students to develop skills and unleash their creativity with coding and robotics. In 6th grade, students build personal websites using HTML, code small games using Code.org and learn to drive and program VEX IQ robots to conquer various challenges. In 7th grade, students build on that foundation, creating more advanced games and modifying their robots to tackle more difficult challenges. In 8th grade, students create polished, arcade-style games using Scratch, make commercial quality 2D & 3D games with Unity and control hardware devices using Javascript and the Adafruit Circuit Playground. Courses are self-paced, with specific goals, instructional videos and teacher support. Students with prior coding skills can accelerate and plug into the course that's right for them.