Upper School STEAM Program
At Holy Trinity’s Upper School, which serves grades 7-12, nature is the ultimate classroom, as the campus sits on 55 acres, more than half undeveloped. Ecological features include a 2.5-acre manmade lake, two major wetlands, upland forest, and mixed scrubland. Customary high school science courses including Chemistry and Physical Science are complemented by specialized classes including Field Ecology/Biology; Earth and Space Science; Science Research; and Science, Sustainability & Civilization. High school students also have the opportunity to travel each year on field studies to the Galapagos Islands or Costa Rica, thanks to a partnership with Florida Institute of Technology.
Continuing our Lower School curriculum, junior high and high school students have the opportunity to enroll in three Project Lead The Way (PLTW) classes as part of our STEAM program: Introduction to Engineering and Robotics, Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering, offering students a broad look at various engineering disciplines, programs and applications.
Additionally, computer-based courses such as C++ Programming, Computer Science and Computer Graphics Design are also available. Even fine arts courses incorporate technology in the form of claymation videos and sophisticated digital photography projects using professional-grade software such as iMovie and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Extracurricular activities also reinforce our STEAM curriculum, including our drone racing team, and Junior High (FTC) and High School (FRC) level robotics teams. Junior high and high school students can study drone theory, learn to fly drones and participate in local competitions. Both robotics teams compete in US FIRST organization competitions. In 2019, the high school FRC team placed 16th of 64 teams from around the world at the South Florida Regional competition, with senior team members going on to attend Ivy League and other elite engineering schools, including Brown, Georgia Tech, Stanford, and USC.