The Robotics Concentration within the STEM Academy is designed for students interested in all aspects of robotics and how they apply across the various STEM disciplines. Students will acquire foundational knowledge and skills for entry and advanced level coursework in higher educational institutions, which includes the fundamental knowledge of mechanical and electrical design, fabrication, and programming. Students will gain skills in advanced elements of robotics and engineering. This will include the use of software for design (i.e.: SolidWorks or AutoCAD) and programming (i.e.; Scratch, Robot-C and MAT). A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all courses. Participation in the Clifton Student Chapter of the Montclair Society of Engineers, the Clifton High School Robotics Team, and the Clifton High School STEM club are strongly encouraged. Possible careers related to this sequence include Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, and Computer Programming. Students will be placed with a mentor/adviser from the Science department to monitor and guide their progress through the STEM Academy. Students in the STEM Academy will have access to the STEM Lab in A5.
Associated extra-curricular clubs
- Language Club (based on World Language class taken)
- Physics and Electricity Club
- Science National Honor Society
- Montclair Society of Engineers
- Robotics Club
- Knights of Pythagoras Club
- STEM Club
- Maker Space Club
How Do I Apply to an Academy?
Step 1 ...
An Academy Letter of Recommendation must be completed by one of your current teachers. Click on the Teacher Recommendation Form on this page. Only electronic teacher recommendation forms will be accepted.
Step 2 ...
Please review any of the concentrations that interest you. If there is one that you would like to be a part of, please submit your CHS Academy Application on this page (during the open registration period). Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Applicants must have all prepared documents and application submitted by the application deadline in order to
be considered for acceptance into the program for the following school year.