LCS.T.E.A.M. Program Goals & Benchmarks

LCS.T.E.A.M.programs exist to provide students personalized learning opportunities in order to increase innovative, technical, and creative thinking. The programs also seek to build collaborative skills and provide opportunities to apply real-world learning experiences through the design process.

By August 1st, 2020, all schools within the London City School District will be designated as STEM schools by the Ohio Department of Education. In order to accomplish this goal, the district will achieve the following benchmarks:

  1. Engage students in meaningful problem-based learning across the curriculum and in each school.
  2. Establish educational pathways, which include internships, linked to high demand careers, that are supported by partnerships with local industries and higher education partners.
  3. Support problem-based learning, creativity, and personalized learning through the redesign of educational spaces and co curricular programs across the district (i.e. Makerspaces, Robotics, etc.).
  4. Provide effective professional development to all district stakeholders to support problem-based learning, capacity building, and to enhance the change process.
  5. Plan for sustainability by securing grant funding and researching other financial resources.

Ohio STEM Honors Diploma

London High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through a STEM Honors Diploma. Students can earn this recognition by completing high-level coursework and completing an internship, which will provide real world experiences to challenge students.

STEM Honors Diploma Requirements

STEM Honors Diploma Course Sequence

STEM/ART Honors Diploma Internship Log

LCS.T.E.A.M. Curricular Programs

District Project: Future Ready Schools

The London City School District has integrated the Future Ready Schools ideals into its strategic planning process. This process prioritizes building personalized, student centered learning environments based on research-based digital learning strategies.

District Partner: JASON Learning

London City Schools has partnered with JASON Learning to provide students STEM embedded travel opportunities, resources for design challenges, and STEM curriculum.

London Elementary STEAM Offerings

Launched in the Fall of 2018, LES students have the opportunity to explore several Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM modules.

London Middle School STEAM Offerings

Launched in the Fall of 2018, LMS students have the opportunity to extend their STEM experiences with several different PLTW STEM and code.org modules.

London Middle School Learning Blade

Students at London Middle School can explore STEM careers using Learning Blades, an online exploratory program.

London High School Biomedical Science Pathway

Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place. London High School has partnered with Project Lead the Way to provide a pathway for students to take on some of these same real-world challenges.

London High School Computer Science Pathway

Today, fifty-eight percent of all new STEM-related jobs are in computing but just 10% of STEM graduates are in computer science. London High School has partnered with TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS), which is a Microsoft Philanthropies program to provide a series of computer science courses for students.

London High School Vocational Agriculture Pathway

As our district’s first and top STEM pathway, our vocational agricultural program prepares students to solve programs related to agriculture, ag business, food and animal science, and mechanical principles. Our district also supports a thriving FFA program. 

LCS.T.E.A.M Activities

Ohio STEM Learning Network Annual Design Challenge

District students will participate and learn more about smart mobility during this year’s #STEMdrivesOhio design challenge.

District Hour of Code

Each year LCS students participate in the Hour of Code held in December during National Computer Science Week.

Robo Raiders

Our district supports a thriving Robotics club at London Middle School and a Robotics course at London High School.

Red Raider Esports

Formed at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, the Red Raider Esports team competes against other Ohio schools in electronic gaming.

District Makerspaces

Each school has designed unique spaces in which students may collaborate and create. These spaces include flexible seating, large display and collaborative opportunities, and resources such as computer aided design stations, 3D printers, broadcast areas with green screens, a podcast studio, etc.