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Applied STEM Endorsement

The Applied STEM program is a gateway to industry, preparing students to make a global impact in the fields of science, math, engineering, medicine and technology.

Program Goals

In a Christ-centered environment, the Applied STEM program prepares students to discover, innovate, and impact their community. Each student pursues an individually calibrated course of curricular and co-curricular activities focused on their interests differentiating them from their peers as they approach college admissions. Their experience in the program emphasizes applied knowledge through individual projects, local and national competitions, student-led clubs, expert lectures, career shadow opportunities, and service.

  • Discover: Students interact with a diverse array of STEM fields and topics 
  • Innovate: Students are afforded authentic opportunities to apply their knowledge, design, and create
  • Impact: Students see their role as a leader in making a positive impact on their community

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."

Genesis 1:27

Applied STEM Requirements and Additional Information

Completing the STEM Endorsement

Each endorsement program at Valor includes a component of coursework, service, experiential engagement, and a capstone project. Experiential Units (EUs) is how the program measures experiential engagement. EUs can be acquired by; club and competition participation, project builds, attending guest lectures, career shadow or internship experiences, etc.

Below you will find the requirements for majoring in the STEM program. 

Major Requirements

  • Coursework: 1 Additional STEM Credit through completion of the STEM Capstone Course
  • Service: 2 Qualifying Activities
  • Experiential Units: 8 EUs
  • Capstone Project and Presentation

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Endorsement Programs

Need a more in-depth look at our endorsement programs? Look through the different programs we offer our students to discover the best option for them. Students should start seriously considering their program their sophomore year.

Applied STEM

The Valor Applied STEM program is a gateway to industry, preparing high school students to make a global impact in the fields of science, math, engineering, medicine and technology. We are able to provide each STEM student with custom instruction.

Biblical Leadership

This program includes enhanced requirements within Bible courses, practical service, experiential engagement in a defined ministry/ leadership context, and a final capstone project/ presentation that stands separately from their senior presentation.


This program provides students with a full array of business courses, experiential learning opportunities, competitions, and projects to build a business acumen that will be prepared for university work. Students are focus their learning around marketing, management, or finance.


The humanities endorsement offers students an intellectually rigorous course of study and praxis that weaves together traditional humanities subject areas, including English, history, theology, and classical languages, into an integrated, multi-year program. 

Conservatory For The Arts

A unique endorsement program that combines individualized, exceptional arts training in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, or Media Arts. Consisting of a six-credit major, private lessons and master classes.