- Cleveland STEM High School Mission Statement
- School Information
- Counseling Office Contact Information
- Grading and Class Rank
- School Community
- Project-Based Learning
- Cleveland STEM High School STEM Pathways
- Local Programs Offering High School Credit
- Pass/No Credit (P/N) Grades on Transcript
- Demographics: 2019-2020
- College/Career Readiness: 2018-2019
- Graduation Requirements (Class of 2020): 21 Credits
- Honors Courses
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College in the High School Courses
- STEM Pathway Courses
Cleveland STEM High School School Profile
Seattle Public Schools
School Profile 2019-2020
Cleveland STEM High School Mission Statement
To provide real world preparation for real world success in personalized, relevant and rigorous small learning communities.
5511 15th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98108
Principal: George L Breland
Four-year Public Option STEM High School
Grades 9-12, semester, block schedule
SAT/ACT/CEEB High School Code: 481055
Counseling Office Contact Information
Avery Kamau, School of Biomedical Life Sciences
Claire Abe, School of Engineering and Design
Napsiyah Sallee, 9th grade Counselor
Grading and Class Rank
September 2010 the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) implemented an 11-Point Grading Scale (A: 93- 100%; A-: 90-92%; B+: 87-89%; B: 83-86%; B-: 80- 82%; C+: 77-70%; C-: 70-72%; D+: 67-69%; D: 60- 66%; E: below 60%).
Prior to September 2010, GPA was computed on a 4-Point Grading Scale (A: 90-100%; B: 80-89%; C: 70-79%; D: 60-69%; E: below 60%).
For grades issued after September 2010, the SPS began computing a weighted class rank, awarding an additional grade point for Advanced Placement and Running Start (after 9/11) courses, and an additional .50 for Honors courses.
Cleveland STEM High School is an option school, which means any interested student in grades 9-12 can apply.
Starting with the 2011-12 school year, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have been part of our Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) program, with a focus on project-based learning and 1:1 technology.
All courses are taught using project or problem-based approaches, in a high technology learning environment in which students apply their knowledge and skills in ways that have personal significance.
Local and regional partnerships with industry, higher education, and community-based organizations provide an array of learning opportunities. Students develop leadership, thinking, and collaboration skills, self-management and other 21st Century skills through service learning & project-based learning, which prepare them for a successful transition to further education, future careers, and adult life.
Cleveland STEM High School STEM Pathways
- School of Biomedical Life Sciences (SOLS), focuses on the life sciences, including biology, human body, as well as global health.
- School of Engineering & Design (SOED), focuses on the physical sciences and technology. This academy features a computer science program and a pre-engineering program that will expose students to leading edge technologies.
Local Programs Offering High School Credit
- One World Now—World language classes that offer high school credit during the school year and summer with a Pass or No Credit grade.
- Running Start—Juniors and seniors take college classes at local colleges and earn high school and college credit simultaneously with a letter grade.
- SPS Skills Center—Delivers advanced career and technical education for high school juniors and seniors. Courses offer high school credit with a letter grade, industry recognized certification, and advanced learning.
- Upward Bound—Summer classes at University of Washington for high school credit with a letter grade.
- Math Science Upward Bound—STEM Summer classes at University of Washington for high school credit with a letter grade.
- World Language Credit Testing—Students earn world language credits based on competency of the language tested. Students can earn up to 4 credits with a P for passing instead of a letter grade.
- SPS Summer School for Credit Retrieval—Students who need credit retrieval can take two courses in the summer for LA, Math, or Social Studies and earn up to 1.0 credit with a letter grade.
Pass/No Credit (P/N) Grades on Transcript
- Courses taken out of the country
- Courses taken online out of the school district
- World language credits from competency test or One World Now program
- Credit retrieval from passing a state assessment in ELA, Math, or Science
- # Students: 917; # Teachers: 55
- Average class size: 30
- 54% Male
- 46% Female
- 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 23% Black/African American
- 8% Latinx
- 48% Asian
- 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 9% White
- 12% Two or More Races
- 58.3% Free/Reduced Lunch
- 8% English Language Learners
- 10% Special Education
College/Career Readiness: 2018-2019
- Graduates prepared for a 4-year college: 94%
- Graduates enrolling in higher education within 1 year: 77%
- Students taking college admissions tests (SAT/ACT): 93%
- Graduates taking a college-level course during HS: 61%
- Enrolled into a 4-year college: 53%
- Enrolled into a 2-year college: 35%
- Other: 13%
Graduation Requirements (Class of 2020): 21 Credits
American Government 0.5 CR
Fine Arts 1 CR
Health 0.5 CR
Language Arts 4 CR
Mathematics 3 CR
Career Technical Education 1.5 CR
Physical Education 1.5 CR
Science 2 CR
US History CR
World History 1.5 CR
Electives 4.5 CR
- Service Learning, 60 hours
- Pass the state standards in ELA and Math
- High School and Beyond Plan
- Washington State History
- World History 1H & 2H
- World History 3H, & 4H
- US History 11 AH & BH
- American Government H & Ethnic Studies H
- Into to Lit & Composition 9 AH & BH
- World Lit & Composition 10 AH & BH
- American Lit & Composition 11 AH & BH
- Comparative Lit & Composition 12 AH & BH
- Algebra 1 AH & BH
- Geometry AH & BH
- Algebra 2 AH & BH
- Pre-Calculus AH & BH
- Physics AH & Chemistry AH
- Biology AH & BH
- Chemistry BH & Physics BH
Advanced Placement Courses
- AP Statistics 1, 2
- AP Calculus 1, 2
Career Technical Education (CTE)
- AP Computer Science Principles 1, 2
- AP Computer Science A1, A2
- AP Chemistry 1, 2
- AP Physics 1, 2
- AP Environmental Science 1, 2
- AP Biology 1, 2
College in the High School Courses
- Biology 100, University of Washington
STEM Pathway Courses
School of Biomedical Life Sciences
- Physiology A & B
- Biomedical Science 1, 2
- Applied Molecular Biology AH & BH
School of Engineering
- Intro to Engineering Design 1, 2
- Intro to Computer Programing
- Principles of Engineering 1, 2
- AP Computer Science Principles 1, 2
- AP Computer Science A1, A2