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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

Online Book Fair

Online Book Fair

Date & Time:
Repeats every day until Wed Oct 28 2020.
Wed, 10/28/2020 (All day)
Location: Online

Our school is having a Drive-Through Book Fair!

It's like an ice cream truck meets the Book Fair truck – and we all scream for books. One of Scholastic's trucks has been loaded with an assortment of great pre-set book packs and is coming to our school.

  • Review the flyer (en espanol) to preview the options and choose what you'd like to buy. ( Note: $19.99+ tax = $21.69, $39.99 + tax = $43.39)
  • Then, on the day of the Book Fair, simply drive up on the Hug and Go Lane by the Family Makerspace, grab, pay cashless, credit cards only, (or contactless with eWallet), and go on your way. Don't miss this fun new way to experience the excitement of the Book Fair!"
  • You can also purchase individual books online.
  • Remember, that you will be charged shipping on book orders under $25. Toys and gadgets do not count toward the $25 minimum.
  • eWallet Give your child a safe, cashless way to shop the in-school Book Fair, with contactless checkout. It's easy to create a free account and funds are available immediately. Plus, family and friends can now contribute,

Let’s Have a Scholastic Drive Through Book Fair! 

Book Fair Dates: 10/21/2020  2:30 - 5:30
Online Book Fair Dates: 10/14/2020-10/28/2020.

The Drive Through will consist of pre-packaged books by grade band. See the attached flyer.  Please use E-Wallet (a prepaid type "card") to make things go faster. E-Wallet can be loaded at:  We will have registers too.  Credit Cards and Checks.  Cash is a problem because of the coin shortage. 

The Online Fair can be accessed at

We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit STEM Launch!

    Document(s)SizeUpload Date
    PDF icon Book Fair October 21 for Newsletter eng.pdf64.78 KB10/15/2020
    PDF icon Book Fair October 21 for Newsletter sp.pdf58.48 KB10/15/2020
    PDF icon drive-through-invite.pdf1.94 MB10/07/2020
    PDF icon drove-through-invite Spanish.pdf169.32 KB10/07/2020

    10/28/2020 (All day)
    Oct 28

    Out Of Uniform Day.

    Out Of Uniform Day.

    Date & Time: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
    Location: Stem Launch

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools will not be sponsoring any type of Halloween-related activities before, during or after school during October. This includes Trunk-or-Treat, parties, parades, costumes and treats.

    We, instead, encourage families to spend Saturday, Oct. 31, celebrating Halloween in alignment with individual family traditions and values. The safety of our students, families and staff continue to drive such decisions. Please contact your principal or the executive director for your school if you have questions.

    **Although we cannot have students wear costumes, we will allow an out of uniform day instead on Friday, October 30th. NO COSTUMES, PLEASE. Clothes must follow district dress code and no holes allowed in jeans. 

    Halloween Viernes 30 de octubre- Día sin uniforme 

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools no estará patrocinando ningún tipo de actividades relacionadas a Halloween antes, durante o después de clases durante el mes de octubre. Esto incluye Trunk-or-Treat, fiestas, desfiles, disfraces y golosinas.

    Animamos  a las familias a que más bien, pasen el sábado, 31 de octubre, celebrando Halloween en alineamiento con sus tradiciones y valores familiares.  Es la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal que sigue impulsando tales decisiones. Por favor comuníquese con la directora o equipo administrativo  si tiene alguna pregunta.

    ** Aunque no podemos permitir que los estudiantes usen disfraces, permitiremos un día sin uniforme el viernes 30 de octubre. NO HAY TRAJES, POR FAVOR.


    10/30/2020 - 8:00am
    Oct 30

    Virtual Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Virtual Parent / Teacher Conferences

    Date & Time: Mon, 11/02/2020 (All day) to Fri, 11/06/2020 (All day)

    Conferences October 19-November 6

    Between 10/19 and 11/6 STEM Launch will be holding virtual conferences through a phone call or Google Meet for families who would like another touchpoint with their child’s teachers.  Interpreters will be provided for families who would like them. Contact your teacher for more information.

    Conferencias 19 de Octubre al 6 de Noviembre

    Entre el 19/10 y el 6/11, STEM Launch llevará a cabo conferencias virtuales a través de una llamada telefónica o Google Meet para familias que deseen otro punto de contacto con los maestros de sus hijos. Se proporcionarán intérpretes para las familias que lo deseen. Los maestros se comunicarán esta semana con detalles adicionales.

    11/02/2020 (All day)
    Nov 2

    PTO Meeting

    PTO Meeting

    Date & Time: Wed, 11/04/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
    Location: All Meetings will take place virtually from 9:00 to 10:00.

    PTO Meeting Dates

    (All Meetings will take place virtually from 9:00 to 10:00 unless in-person guidelines change)

    Join by phone
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    Next Meetings 

    • November 4th

    • December 9th

    • January 13th

    • February 3rd

    • March 3rd

    • April 7th

    • May 5th



    11/04/2020 - 9:00am
    Nov 4

    No School K-8 - Veterans Day

    No School K-8 - Veterans Day

    Date & Time: Wed, 11/11/2020 (All day)

    No School K-8 - Veterans Day

    11/11/2020 (All day)
    Nov 11