About Us

Inspire | Educate | Innovate

We Believe

  • Education allows students to become thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators.
  • Connections to the local, national, and global communities add meaning to the learning process.
  • Education transforms students when it is knowledge driven.
  • We are all a culmination of our experiences; this allows us to choose, think, and act.
  • A literate society is our planet’s survival.
  • Respect, trust, integrity for all people.
  • Students can and will change the world.
  • Global stewardship: solutions for the common good.

We Embrace

  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Professional Learning Community
  • Integrated curricula
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Constructivist learning

We Deliver

  • Learning environments to enrich the mind, spark the imagination, and ignite intellectual risk taking.

We’re about STEM Education

  • Rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons.
  • Application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is placed in the context of problem solving (Problem-Based Learning).
  • Connections between school, work, community, and global enterprise enable the development of STEM literacy.
  • Students are educated to compete in our global society.
  • Student interest is enhanced in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.
  • STEM education is fused with the social sciences, humanities, law, business, and world language needed to address complex societal issues.
  • Students are prepared to translate invention to innovation, working in defined STEM Lab Concentrations.

We’re about 21st Century Skills

  • Problem-solvers—-able to define questions and problems, design investigations to gather data, collect and organize data, draw conclusions, and then apply understandings to new and novel situations.
  • Innovators—creatively use science, mathematics, and technology concepts and principles by applying them to the engineering design process.
  • Inventors—recognize the needs of the world and creatively design, test, redesign, and then implement solutions (engineering process).
  • Self-reliant—able to use initiative and self-motivation to set agendas, develop and gain self-confidence, and work within time specified frames.
  • Logical thinkers—able to apply rational and logical thought processes of science, mathematics, and engineering design to innovation and invention.
  • Technologically literate—-understand and explain the nature of technology, develop the skills needed, and apply technology appropriately.

STEM Internship Business, Community, and Higher Education Partners

·Genie/Terex Corporation
·Glacier River Design
·Integrus Architecture
·MicroGreen Polymers
·AT&T
·Data I/O Corporation
·Studio 216
·TiE Young Entrepreneurs
·Washington State Patrol Crime Lab
·City of Redmond
·City of Sammamish
·Teals Program/Microsoft
·Absher Construction
·Washington Trail Association
·Cascadia Community College
·UW Bothell
·Western Washington University
·University of Texas, Austin/Cockrell School of Engineering
·Cyber Patriots/Air Force Association
·National Center for Women and Information Technology
·Waste Management
·Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

School Information

The Grand Challenges

Application Timeline for 2019-20

December 2018
Tesla STEM High School Info Night
Date and time TBD

December 10, 2018
Online Choice School application available on LWSD site

January 18, 2019
Applications due by 4:00 p.m.

February 1, 2019
Lottery held at district

February 8, 2019
Notification to families

February 22, 2019
Acceptance deadline