Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering is the original science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) school in the county at the elementary level. Osceola County parents/guardians with children in grades K-5 have the opportunity to choose Chestnut for their children to attend instead of their home-zoned school for the 2017-2018 school year. Interested parents and students are encouraged to attend the school's annual STEM Showcase and Recruitment Night on Thursday, January 12, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The event will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. with a science show in the cafeteria. Parents and students will have an opportunity to tour the school, including the STEM labs, and to participate in various activities and challenges that Chestnut students are involved in daily. There will also be an opportunity to speak to current Choice parents during the Parent Panel.
In addition, school tours will be given on the following dates:
--January 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
--January 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Parents interested in signing up for one of these tours or who would like more information about the school are asked to contact Julie McClintock at Chestnut Elementary at 407-870-4862.
Chestnut offers students the traditional curriculum with a unique emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math. Students are immersed in rigorous problem-based and project-based learning, including investigations, virtual labs, simulations, and community expeditions. Students are highly engaged in hands-on learning activities with exciting opportunities for enrichment electives which refine their special talents and interests.