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Betances STEM Magnet School

Betances STEM Magnet School

An emphasis on 21st century science and technology drive the core curriculum at STEM and STEM-related schools. This theme also includes programs with a focus on environmental sciences. STEM prepares students for our global, technology-driven future and fosters inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and great collaboration.

Grades 5 to 8
400 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06114
Betances STEM Magnet School

School Message Board

Welcome to Betances STEM Magnet School!

We are delighted that your child has received an invitation to attend our Magnet School for the 2022-2023 School Year.  To secure your child’s seat for the upcoming school year, please follow this two-step acceptance and registration process.    

  1. Accept your child’s seat by logging in to your RSCO account and adhere to the RSCO deadline. We encourage you to submit your response as soon as possible. 
    • Please note: if you opt to decline the placement seat, your child will not receive another placement offer for the 2022-2023 school year.
  2. Register your child by completing the on-line registration.  All registration documents must be received to officially enroll your child at our school.  Please refer to the list below of required documents.
    • Child’s Birth Certificate
    • Parent/Guardian Photo ID – Driver’s License, Passport, or Government issued ID
    • Proof of Residency (utility bill such as cable, light, gas, water, home or car insurance or property tax bill)
    • State of CT Health Assessment Record Form. An updated physical is required for all students.
    • Authorization for Release of Student Records (if applicable).

Please register as quickly as possible.  We can help upload your documents to the registration portal. Contact us at 860-695-2970

School Overview

Betances STEM Magnet School is an innovative learning community that incorporates learning with an advanced academic focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our purpose is to offer and expose our students to 21st Century skills that will ensure their value to society. Students are engaged in hands-on, experiential learning, observation and analysis, and have extensive laboratory experiences using contemporary technologies for scientific inquiry, mathematical calculation and engineering design. All of which are at the core strategy of STEM inquiry. Partnerships with community organizations such as the Connecticut Science Center, Barnes and Noble, UCONN Health and Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sister’s provide our school community with learning opportunities and professional development.

Did you Know?
Betances STEM has several flight simulators  in which students artificially recreate an aircraft’s flight and the environment in which it flies for pilot training, design, and other purposes.

Direct Pathway
Betances Learning Lab 4th grade students have a direct pathway option to attend 5th grade at Betances STEM Magnet School. To be considered for this direct pathway placement, you must submit an on-time 2022-23 RSCO online application with Betances STEM Magnet School as your  first choice.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

Fantastic Facts

  • Unique STEM pilot flight simulators where students artificially recreate an aircraft’s flight for pilot training and design 
  • Engineering classes offer students the opportunity to design and construct models in co-op groups 
  • STEM Plus classes, LEGO® robotics, and coding enhance the traditional curriculum 
  • Students have extensive laboratory experiences using contemporary technologies for scientific inquiry, mathematical calculation and engineering design
  • The inclusion of STEM into the traditional curriculum serves as an incentive to students to move from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Sports: Track, flag football, soccer and basketball

Clubs and activities include Dungeons and Dragons

Documents & Flyers

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