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North Bergen S.T.E.M. Academy

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Established in 2015, the North Bergen STEM Academy is a college preparation program for those students who are ready to pursue STEM and related careers through an accelerated and rigorous course curriculum.
 
For more information, please feel free to read our newsletters online and/or call us at (201) 295-2835 or (201) 295-2804.

Welcome to the North Bergen STEM Academy.
 
My name is Dr. Jared E. Keshishian and I am the chair of the North Bergen STEM Academy. The Academy is a cohort style of education, in which the students have all science and math classes together. This style of education allows for the students to work in teams and rely on each other going through the same experiences within the STEM classes, but gives them the freedom to follow other interests and passions. As the students progress through the academy, fewer and fewer classes are with their cohort members as the academy begins to focus on their career paths. Throughout the four years, the students will be exposed to a variety of experiences to aid them in finding their passion; from prestigious Saturday programs, to field trips. During their senior year, more opportunities will present themselves through internships to help guide them along their career paths. 
 
The Academy is run by a committee comprised of
Mrs. Theresa Rabelo, director of guidance, 
Ms. Shareen Shibli, Math Supervisor,
Ms. Heather Carline, Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Mrs. Stephanie Stern-Protz, Experiential coordinator
Mrs. Jocelyn Marto, High School Guidance Counselor
Mr. and Mrs. Sessa, Community members
 
Our selection process follows a rubric seen below and students names are held from the committee until all scores are obtained and a cut score is decided. This ensures there is no basis in the selection process, as over the past four years more and more students have applied.
 

 

5

4

3

2

1

Other

 

130+

125-129

120-124

115-119

110-114

 

Test of Cognitive Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90-100

80-89

70-79

60-69

50-59

 

Entrance Exam-Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Math

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essay

(Committee Rating)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

810 - 850

750-809

725-749

700-724

650-699

Below

PARCC MATH 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARCC MATH 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95+

92-94

89-91

86-88

80-85

Below

GR. 8 MATH AVG. MP 1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GR. 8 SCIENCE AVG. MP 1-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

GR. 7 MATH AVG. MP 1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

GR. 7 SCIENCE MP AVG. 1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(x4)

(x3)

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(x1)

(x0)

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