In today's global society, excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics and its relevant resources is essential. In a world increasingly
driven by these disciplines, a student’s ability to gain mastery
in these areas and apply it to a global platform is becoming crucial.
The STEM concentration leads to careers and research in positions such
as biologist, engineer, computer programmer, architect, medical technician,
dentist, veterinarian, geologist, biochemist, physicist, and robotics.
Meet the Dean
Mark Bates joins Village Christian with over 25 years of teaching experience
in Christian education. Over the course of his career, he has taught every
math class from 7th grade to AP calculus AB. Most recently, he taught
at Oaks Christian School, where he was the founding math teacher and his
AP pass rate was at or near 100%. A graduate of Village Christian School,
Mr. Bates has a MA from Azusa Pacific University and a BA from the University
of Southern California. In addition, Mr. Bates is the director of football
operations at VCS.
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MEET SALLY STEM
Sallie chose STEM because of her passion for science and her ability in
math. As a sophomore, she will take algebra 2 and chemistry, as well as
an online class in forensic science. She will also attend lectures at
Cal Tech with her fellow classmates and write her research paper on emerging
technologies. In her junior year, she joins the Engineering Club and prepares
for the JPL Challenge. For her Junior Showcase she will write a research
paper on the design process her team used for the challenge. She will
take AP chemistry, pre-calculus and an online class in veterinary science.
She is also earning practicum points for a summer program in biochemistry
at UCLA. In her senior year, she will take AP biology and AP calculus.
Her Senior Project is to enter the Intel International Science and Engineering
Competition. Through her numerous practicum experiences and her work in
her concentration she will graduate with honors. She has been admitted
to her top choice colleges and will choose the best program for her emerging skills.