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STEMCivics News

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  • August 31, 2018: PURPLEfect Parc opens.
  • July 2-6: STEMCivics students go on a mission to Peru.
  • April 12, 2018: STEMCivics leaders are the guest of Brilliant Minds Schools in Cairo, Egypt at its inaugural STEAM Day celebration.
  • March 17-23, 2018: STEMCivics devotes a week to a mission in Puerto Rico.
  • Feb. 12-16, 2018: STEMCivics spends a week on a mission in Jamaica.
  • Feb. 5, 2018: STEMCivics offers enrollment to its first group of middle school students.
  • Jan. 12, 2018: STEMCivics is granted a five-year renewal, approval to add two middle schools, and approval to increase the high school to 600 students over four years.
  • Nov. 9-13, 2017: Ten students visit Haiti on a mission.
  • Oct. 18, 2017: Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges visits
  • May 16, 2017: Forty-one students are inducted into the National Honor Society.
  • May 8-12, 2017: Ten members of the Class of '18 visit Haiti on a mission trip. Read about it here: http://bit.ly/2rGWMnh
  • March 30, 2017: Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges visits the PURPLEfect Palace.
  • March 2017: Each grade views a live surgery from the classroom, courtesy of the Liberty Science Center's "Live From . . . " program. 
  • Feb. 19, 2017: Boys basketball team wins NJ Charter School League championship. 
  • Feb 8-13: STEMCivics representatives visit the Dominican Republic and Haiti in preparation for students to visit in May.
  • Sept. 7, 2016: STEMCivics opens for its third year.
  • April 18, 2016: Roger McGuinn, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and founder of The Byrds, visits The PURPLEfect Palace. 
  • April 16, 2016: STEMCivics wins its third Spirit Award at the Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship. 
  • April 10, 2016: STEMCivics makes the semi-finals and earns the Spirit Award at the FIRST Robotics Montgomery meet and qualifies for the Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship. 
  • March 20, 2016: STEMCivics makes the semi-finals and earns the Spirit Award at the FIRST Robotics Seneca meet. 
  • Feb. 2, 2016: Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges visits The PURPLEfect Palace. 
  • Dec. 15, 2015: STEMCivics offers conditional acceptance to members of the Class of 2020. 
  • Oct. 13, 2015: The STEMCivics Show, a one-hour radio production, debuts on PANJ Radio. 
  • Sept. 8, 2015: STEMCivcs begins its second year. 
  • July 7, 2015: STEMCivics moves into its new home on the campus of Incarnation-St. James in Ewing. 
  • June 2, 2015:  The Princeton Plasma Physics Lab visits STEMCivics for an afternoon of cool demonstrations.
  • May 29, 2015: The NJDEP hosts STEMCivics at its Trenton HQ for a day of workshops and experiences. 
  • May 22, 2015: STEMCivics's move to the Incarnation-St. James campus in Ewing is covered in The Times of Trenton. The article is here
  • May 14, 2015: The Herb Block Foundation loans two panels of works of the the legendary political cartoonist Herblock to STEMCivics. 
  • May 1, 2015: The NJDOE approves our going to Incarnation-St. James School in Ewing. 
  • April 22 -- The Commissioner of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection visits STEMCivics on Earth Day. Read about it here.
  • April 3-4, 2015 -- STEMCivics' robotics team wins Rookie All-Star Award in its second Mid-Atlantic Regional Robotics competition in North Brunswick.
  • March 24, 2015 -- STEMCivics is the guest of Siemens at its Plainsboro campus.
  • March 23-30 -- STEMCivics works with its partners at Princeton University's Community-Based Learning Initiative and We Care Solar to build solar cases for deployment in countries that do not have reliable electricity.
  • March 21-22, 2015 -- STEMCivics' robotics team competes in its first Mid-Atlantic Regional Robotics competition in Tabernacle
  • March 20, 2015 -- STEMCivics students who participated in the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab's Young Women in Science Conference are featured in the Trenton Times  
  • March 11, 2015 -- The New York Times covers our Boltrifying students. What's that? Read it here.
  • February 18, 2015 -- Bolt, our mascot, debuts.
  • December 9, 2014 -- Education Week publishes STEMCivics' founder's thoughts on leadership. Read it here.
  • Oct. 20, 2014 -- STEMCivics' progress is covered in The Trentonian. Read about it here 
  • Oct. 8, 2014 -- STEMCivics receives a $175,000 grant to further its technological and other program initiatives. 
  • September 8, 2014 -- STEMCivics holds the first day of classes. 
  • August 18, 2014 -- STEMCivics'  getting closer to opening is covered in The Times of Trenton. Read about it here 
  • July 15, 2014 -- STEMCivics is granted a charter from the NJ DOE. The Times of Trenton reported on it here.
  • June 24, 2014 -- The NJ DOE visits STEMCivics for a preparedness review. 
  • May 29, 2014 -- STEMCivics receives its Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Trenton. 
  • May 1, 2014 -- The STEMCivics logo is unveiled. 
  • April 14, 2014 -- STEMCivics' progress is covered in an article in the Times of Trenton. The article is here 
  • April 7, 2014 -- STEMCivics makes presentation about its unique design at the New Jersey Charter School Annual Conference. 
  • February 23, 2014 -- STEMCivics adopts Purple Lightning as its nickname. 
  • January 22, 2014 -- STEMCivics is invited to present its successes at Village Charter School (NJ) and the unique STEMCivics design at the 2014 NJ Charter School Associaton Annual Conference. 
  • January 16, 2014 -- The number of offers to enroll extends to 97.  Our maximum number is 100. 
  • January 3, 2014 -- Received $150,000 grant to further our program. 
  • January 1, 2014 -- Offered enrollment to 85 students. Our maximum number is 100. 
  • October 13, 2013 -- Building solar suitcases with We Care Solar will be part of the STEMCivics experience. Not only that, some of our students and staff will travel overseas to personally deploy the suitcases! We Care Solar was covered today by CNN. Read about it  here 
  • October 5, 2013 -- First students apply for admission. 
  • October 4, 2013 -- The NJDOE's approval of Trenton STEM-to-Civics Charter School was covered again, this time in The Times of Trenton. The article is here 
  • October 3, 2013 -- Trenton STEM-to-Civics Charter School was one of the three charter school applications the NJDOE approved. There were thirty-eight applications in all. To read about it in NJ Spotlight, click here 
  • September 30, 2013 -- The NJDOE grants initial approval of the charter. 
  • June 18, 2013 -- In the same article that reported a group of charter schools received censures, Trenton STEM-to-Civics Charter School was listed as one of the 13 in the state (out of a pool of 38 applications) greenlit to move to Phase II of the application process. To read about it, click here  (STEMCivics is at the end of the article).
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