Denver schools starting year with new STEM career classes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As Denver students get ready for school this month, officials are preparing to spend more than $7 million on new career-education classes to benefit about 1,000 students in the first year.

Denver Public Schools will be introducing, and expanding, classes geared toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. The new classes include manufacturing, pre-engineering, health biotechnology and game-design coding and will be distributed among eight DPS high schools this fall.

"It's about bringing really rigorous STEM classes to parts of the city that did not previously have these opportunities," said Joe Saboe, director of pathways for DPS. "They're primarily low-income parts of the city."

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