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Welcome to STEM Launch

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Welcome to STEM Launch. Our mission is to inspire achievement through rigorous, innovative, and authentic experiences. We offer a full range of rigorous educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy, and social studies with full support of music, art, and physical education. Student skills are developed for social, political, and economic participation in a diverse, independent, and changing world.

STEM is for all students

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM Launch will be fully inquiry-based and utilize problem-based learning to engage all students in STEM education and unique learning opportunities.

STEM Launch will have student-centered, fully integrated technology in every classroom. Classrooms will be demonstration in nature and highly innovative in design.

All students will have access to dynamic engineering curriculum and authentic experiences with industry partnerships to solve real engineering problems. Students will be immersed in the problem-solving process and be able to test and redesign their ideas.

STEM educators use proven, research-based, instructional practices that actively engage students in the learning process and encourage students to take ownership of their learning.

Characteristics of a STEM student:

  • Observant
  • Persistent
  • Curious about how things work
  • A risk taker
  • A problem solver
  • A questioner

Interested in STEM? Read our Admissions page



Address9450 Pecos Street
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-5120
Fax Number720-972-6062
Office Hours7:40 am - 3:40 pm
School Hours
8:00 am - 3:25 pm
Early Release
8:00am - 1:55pm

Upcoming Events

No School K-8 - Veterans Day

No School K-8 - Veterans Day

Date & Time: Mon, 11/11/2019 (All day)

No School K-8 - Veterans Day

11/11/2019 (All day)
Nov 11

PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting

Date & Time: Mon, 11/18/2019 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Library

11/18/2019 - 8:30am
Nov 18

No School K-8 Thanksgiving Break

No School K-8 Thanksgiving Break

Date & Time: Mon, 11/25/2019 (All day) to Fri, 11/29/2019 (All day)

No School K-8  Thanksgiving Break

11/25/2019 (All day)
Nov 25

3rd - 5th Grade Family Nature Night

3rd - 5th Grade Family Nature Night

Date & Time: Mon, 12/09/2019 - 3:45pm to 7:30pm

Family Nature Night is a free, festival-style event which includes our outdoor and science/social studies related partners such as History Colorado who provide fun, hands-on activity stations for students and families to experience. Colorado Parks and Wildlife typically offers archery, Backyard Bass fish casting, wildlife trivia, our Generation Wild table, and free pizza. Halfway through the event we hold a raffle and draw tickets for outdoor prizes and a free annual state park pass. Families can come and go as they please during the event and it is a great way to learn more about outdoor and educational opportunities in the area!

12/09/2019 - 3:45pm
Dec 9