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Applying for STEM Pathways at Northglenn HS

If you are already attending Northglenn HS STEM.  Northglenn HS students can use this form to join or switch Pathways.

If you are an eighth grade student with an Adams 12 email address (ex:

Please click here (en español) to start your application. You will need to use your district email to complete the application process.

If you are an eighth grade student living in Adams 12 boundaries without an Adams 12 email address 

You will need to complete this form, scan it, and email it to  Once your identity has been verified, we will email you a temporary Adams 12 email address to complete the application process.

If you are unsure if you live inside of Adams 12 Five Star Schools Boundaries, please click here for the boundary locator.

If you are an eighth grade student living outside Adams 12 boundaries

Depending on enrollment, Northglenn HS STEM Pathways may be closed to outside applicants. Feel free to complete this form, scan it, and email it to You may also apply for District Choice starting December 1. We will keep you informed, by email, of next steps.

Important Dates for P-TECH & STEM Pathways

  • The application window will open October 31, 2019.
  • High School Information Night will held at the Educational Support Center from 6:00-8:00 PM November 12 & 13, 2019
  • Applications need to be received by: 12:00 noon on December 6, 2019.
  • We will mail acceptance packets on December 19, 2019.
  • Accepted candidates must inform NHS STEM of their plan to attend or not attend by: February 14, 2020.

P-TECH Computer Information Systems Program Information

See the description for the program.

Students must apply for P-TECH their eighth grade year to be eligible for the program.  See the timeline below for dates.  P-TECH is open to all students, with a special focus on encouraging enrollment of students who are socio-economically and racially diverse, the first to attend college in their family, English language learners, and students with disabilities.  (Click here to see the P-TECH Description on the Colorado Department of Education Website).

Click here for an example of a P>TECH Schedule

Family Visits now updated!

​Current and prospective Norse parents and students can tour Northglenn HS STEM.  No appointment is necessary.  Please park in the lot located at 102nd Ave. and Huron St.  Please enter through the Explore Archway into the STEM building. 

8:30-10:30 am 7:00-9:00 am
Friday - 9/6 Tuesday - 9/17
Tuesday - 10/1 Friday - 10/25
Friday - 11/1 Friday - 11/15
Friday - 11/22 Friday - 1/17
Tuesday - 2/18 Tuesday - 3/17

Student shadow experiences will be available from October to February.  A Family Visit is required before a student shadow experience can be arranged.  Information about student shadows is explained during the Family Visit. Feel free to contact Leslie Foster ( for more information after attending a Family Visit.


How Does Northglenn HS STEM compare to other high schools?

As STEMinspired educators, all the teacher at Northglenn HS practice these four tenets of STEM education:

Problem-Based Learning

In each discipline, students are presented with authentic, real-world problems on which to work.  They must present their findings and solutions to community/industry experts.  If any new idea can be transformed into an entrepreneurial effort, we have business partners who can work with students to make their plans into reality.

21st Century Skills

Students practice the skills necessary to be successful in the work force. These skills include: collaboration, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and use of technology.

Inquiry-Based Learning

Students investigate and formulate questions as a way of understanding the content and discovering its significance.  "The power of an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning is its potential to increase intellectual engagement and foster deep understanding through the development of a hands-on, minds-on and research-based disposition towards teaching and learning." --Neil Stephenson

Transdisciplinary Lenses

When developing transdisciplinary contexts surrounding a PBL experience for students, teachers incorporate the varied lenses of different disciplines that individuals would typically explore in that authentic real-world context.  Some of these lenses include: cultural, social, political, economic, historical, and scientific.

Video Describing Problem Based Learning (PBLs)

School/Business/Corporate Tours

Find out how to become a partner of Northglenn High School STEM and create amazing opportunities for students.

To find out about tours for non-partners, please contact:
Todd CornLeslie Foster, or Kerry Glenn .

If you would like to be trained on the Adams 12 STEM Model, please register using this link.  For more information about our model, please visit

Educational Opportunities at Northglenn HS STEM

  • Students can start taking college-level classes for college credit starting their freshmen year!
  • Most freshmen take two years of math their freshmen year!
  • All freshmen take either PhysicsCollege Preparatory Physics, or Advanced Placement Physics (college level)!
  • We are the only school in the district that has offered Calculus 3 on our campus for the last four years!  This class can be taken for college credit through University of Colorado - Denver.
  • Student Internships.
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PDF icon Pathway Change Form.pdf185.77 KB08/21/2018