STEM Education focuses on four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM curriculum takes an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach these subjects separately, in the traditional abstract style, STEM enthuses students to learn these subjects using a hands-on approach, establishing their relationship to real-life experiences.

Find STEM resources at the California Department of Education  and on this page.

Common Core

To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.

Read more about what you should know about the Common Core and the Common Core Standards in California.