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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program

The STEM program is designed to offer students the opportunities and motivation to best use their God-given talents in science and math. Students who flourish in this program will be gifted in those areas and desire to be challenged at the highest level. Through a foundation of Honors and AP coursework, and supplemented by real-world opportunities, Orange Lutheran's STEM Program will inspire and prepare students for majors and careers in STEM-related fields.

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  • STEM Requirements at Orange Lutheran

    Students are accepted into the STEM Program after the fall semester of their sophomore year. At that time, applicants must have taken two honors courses in math along with Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry. The applicant must have earned an 'A' in each of these courses for the 3 semesters (freshmen year and first semester of the sophomore year). The student that then fulfills the COURSE and INTERNSHIP requirements will be part of the STEM Program and receive a STEM Endorsement on their official transcript.

    See all requirements HERE.
  • Internship Requirement

    Students are required to complete an internship of approximately 125 hours.  This is usually done in the summer between junior and senior years.  Previous internships have been completed at Boeing, DRS Technologies, UCI Medical Center, and Applied Medical, among others.
    Students will complete a total of 10 math and science courses, which will include at least one AP course in both math and science. Click for the STEM Requirements.
     
    Orange Lutheran High School will add a STEM Endorsement to a student’s transcript upon completionof the course and internship requirements.  This STEM Endorsement will announce to the University that this student has accomplished a well-rounded and rigorous program in the math and science departments and has accomplished a STEM internship.

STEM Careers: Interesting Statistics

STEM workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers. Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future. STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations.

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Orange, CA 92867
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Who We Are

Founded in 1973, Orange Lutheran High School, is a comprehensive private Christian co-educational college preparatory high school, grades 9-12, that exists to help students internalize the gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus. The culture and climate of Orange Lutheran is based on caring relationships that strengthen our community as a Lancer Family. High standards of excellence coupled with a warm, energetic atmosphere create a safe, nurturing environment where students can thrive, as they discover and develop their unique gifts, talents, and passions.