STEM

at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Building a passion for

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math.

Math and science are in everything we do, so our goal is to make it fun and interesting for all ages. Holy Cross presents students with real-life situations to help them learn and solve problems. 

Project-Based Learning

  • Middle school students are hands-on in the STEM Lab with biology, project planning and construction.
  • Kindergarten through 5th grade have a special room called the Collaboratory. They learn about digital citizenship, technology and coding, and complete engineering projects.
  • Preschool students have the Collab Cart to meet their curiosity needs. They build, create and test.
  • Special STEM events and programs are offered throughout the year. Some include “Out-of-the-Box Science Day,” Robotics Club and Learning Through Games.

We love to see students working together, learning how to work together, thinking creatively and designing. Come see for yourself what Holy Cross has to offer in STEM.

We Are Social

Holy Cross Lutheran School
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
317.826.1234

High Ability Program at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Holy Cross is committed to meet the needs of high ability students whose performance is consistent with nationally-recognized criteria for giftedness. We provide them with advanced experiences beyond grade-level curriculum through acceleration and/or enrichment of the curriculum.

High Ability students perform at or show the potential for performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain (areas of aptitude and talent) compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment and is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interest.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

 

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