• The STEM program at Mackenzie is active and developing rapidly.

    Our students have the option of taking the following courses:

    Infinity I & II - Infinity is a hands-on engineering program in which students learn engineering concepts while using power tools, computer-aided drafting, and 3D printing.  It is project intensive, and these students also compete in local and area STEM challenges.

    Career Explorations (PITSCO) - Students taking PITSCO work through hands-on modules to learn about careers in a variety of industries from the medical field to interior design and flight.

    Skills for Living - SFL is a course in which students learn about career options and personal finance.  They develop culinary skills, sewing skills, and may practice basic floral design.  The course is heavily project-based.  

    Computer Explorations - This course prepares students to move into high school with skills in word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows/presentations, and keyboarding skills.  This course is also heavily project-based so that students may also develop autonomy and time/project management skills.

     

    In addition to the coursework, Mackenzie has a very active makerspace where students may participate in a wide variety of activities such as green screen production, 3D design and printing, many artistic or craft projects, sewing, crocheting, coding, design & building, and circuitry projects.

    Mackenzie also hosts an annual Design Day, where students spend an entire day working on hands-on projects.  Students learn about DNA, make solar ovens, build birdhouses, make slime, and build balloon columns plus much much more!