EPIC - Mill Creek High School's STEM Program
Mill Creek High School offers students a unique STEM opportunity for rising 9th graders. The Mill Creek STEM program, EPIC, is built upon learning strategies that are experiential, project-based, innovative, collaborative and cross-curricular. The program is a response to STEM industry calls for employees who have both a solid academic foundation and “soft” skills (e.g., interpersonal communications, working with others in a team) along with critical thinking skills. Students take four classes within the EPIC program - their science, math and language arts academic classes as well as an engineering elective. The rest of their classes are traditional 9th grade classes. EPIC students have the opportunity to take any AP courses available to other MC students as well as all electives offered at Mill Creek. EPIC students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and clubs, as EPIC is a program that recognizes the benefits of being a well-rounded student. Enrollment for the 9th grade class is open to 8th grade students who successfully complete Algebra or Accelerated Algebra in 8th grade and fill out a brief application during the registration process. The deadline for the application is February 15, 2020.
If you are interested in learning more about EPIC, we will have an informational session on the Rising 9th Grade parent night at Mill Creek on Tuesday, January 21st, at 6 p.m. We would also like to invite you to our EPIC night on February 6th, 2020, where current EPIC students will present to friends, family and the community. This is a great chance to check out our STEM program.
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night: Tuesday, January 21st at 6 p.m.
EPIC Night: Thursday, February 6th
EPIC Application: Due by Friday, February 14th
EPIC is a STEM program
at Mill Creek High School which is:
Collaborative and Cross-curricular.
"Project Based Learning is learning with a different
perspective which is what makes PBL unique."
MC EPIC Student
"EPIC has brought me into a new culture of learning- it has enhanced my ability to work in a team, be a leader, and adapt to challenges at hand."
MC EPIC Student