Specialty Program Overview
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.
- Family and Consumer Sciences - is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. FCS deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting,early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
- 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!