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STEM Pathways

Answering the call of national leaders in both the public and private sectors, The Bishop Shanahan STEM Program seeks to inspire the next generation of innovators by empowering students to be creative, collaborative and critical-thinking problem solvers.

According to the President's Committee on STEM Education and the National Science and Technology Council, "Establishing a path to basic STEM literacy for everyone is vital to preparing a diverse workforce needed for the United States to lead and prosper in an increasingly competitive world driven by advanced technology." To that end, the Bishop Shanahan STEM program takes an interdisciplinary approach to learning, where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world applications and students use STEM in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the wider world.

Our program seeks to ensure all BSHS students graduate with fluency in basic STEM literacy and provide students who express a particular interest and aptitude in STEM with a pathway to success in college, career and beyond.

Year-by-Year Overview

Freshman Year

  • Information Technologies

  • Introduction to STEM

  • Civil Engineering Project in Concept Physics
  • Electrical Engineering Project in Concept Physics
  • Bioengineering Project in Biology

Sophomore Year

  • STEM Speaker Series in Science courses

  • Bioengineering Project in Biology

  • STEM Project in Geometry

Junior Year

  • Option to apply for the STEM Certificate Program

  • STEM Certificate Speaker Series

  • Electives: Circuits, Electronics, Robotics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Principles in Engineering, Bioethics, Computer Science Principles

Senior Year

  • STEM Certificate Program Year 2
  • STEM Certificate Speaker Series
  • Electives: Circuits, Electronics, Robotics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Principles in Engineering, Bioethics, Computer Science Principles
  • STEM Capstone: EntreX Program Project

STEM Certificate Program

At the conclusion of sophomore year, students who express a particular interest and aptitude in STEM will be invited to apply for the STEM Certificate Program. Students who successfully complete the STEM Certificate Program will graduate Bishop Shanahan with an official certificate denoting their participation in the program, and that they have displayed advanced proficiency in STEM. To apply for the STEM Certificate Program, students must have an overall average of 85, and have successfully completed geometry with at least an 85.


  • 2 credits in STEM Electives
  • Attendance at all STEM Certificate Events (Speaker Series, field trips, etc.)
  • Active membership on the STEM Team
  • Senior STEM Capstone Project

Eagle Business Academy

The Eagle Business Academy is a four-year academic pathway that addresses college and career readiness skills. Students will gain knowledge in the business field of study and cover all high school prerequisites for acceptance into competitive post secondary institutions. Graduates will leave prepared to commit to business as developed leaders in the ever-changing global economy.

This program empowers students in the development of  key skills including critical thinking, problem solving, research, reading, writing, speaking, presenting,  teamwork,  analyzing, reasoning, negotiating, and questioning. The rigorous courses will enable students to apply these skills while identifying how the material connects to other academic disciplines. ​Students will learn about roles, responsibilities and career paths of specific professions. This includes exposure to careers both in the classroom and through workplace visits. 

Year-by-Year Overview

Freshman Year

  • DECA participation recommended

Sophomore Year

  • ​DECA participation required

  • Business Academy Intro to Business class

  • Speaker Series

Junior Year

  • 1 Business Elective
  • DECA participation required

Senior Year

  • 2 Business Electives
  • Senior Capstone Project
  • DECA participation required

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Business
  • Finance
  • Accounting Dual Enrollment
  • Entrepreneurship Dual Enrollment
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • ​Sports Management
  • ​Computer Programming
  • Public Speaking
  • ​Senior Year Capstone
  • Behavior Economics
  • Business Economics

Mission Statement

The BSHS Business Academy strives to empower students to become innovative leaders equipped to pursue careers and future study in business, solve real world problems, and inspire them to entrepreneurship rooted in ethical decision making directed towards social justice. The BSHS Eagle Business Academy is committed to providing a challenging business program, with a focus on entrepreneurship, finance, ethics, technology, and community responsibility, and a model for lifelong learning in a continuously global environment.