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Science Technology Magnet Program

Updated information:
  • The Science Technology Magnet Program lottery is complete. 
  • Emails will be sent next week to all families who participated in the lottery. The email will include a link to a Google Form for families to complete to indicate whether the placement is accepted or declined. Our office will complete the transfer paperwork
  • When a student declines, the next student on the waitlist will be invited.
  • Siblings of students who accept placement in the program may transfer to the SciTech school site for the duration of time the student is in the SciTech program on a space available basis.  Please contact our office if you would like to transfer a sibling.  
  • Students stay on the waitlist until they request  to be removed.
  • Once all invited students have confirmed placement, a carpool list will be shared with the families at each site including only the families who approved sharing their information for carpool purposes.
  • Class supply lists will also be shared.

Lottery Info, Resources and Forms

Clark Teaching Team: Courtney Teddy and Brandon Clark

 Science Technology Magnet Program Overview

The Science Technology Magnet Program AT A GLANCE:

  • Option program for 4th and 5th grade students in the Issaquah School District located at Briarwood, Cascade Ridge and Clark Elementary Schools.
  • Enrollment determined by lottery during the spring of the 3rd grade year. 
  • Students transfer to the new school site and make new friends.
  • Standard, district adopted curriculum used including specialists for P.E., music, library​.
  • Focus on community, collaboration, creativity & personal connections to real world applications.​
  • STEM focused virtual and in-person field trips.
  • Students with IEP’s will have scheduled pull-out times that align with their minutes.​
  • Students in SAGE will continue with SAGE services at the new school site​.
  • Includes grade level district programs like 5th grade F.L.A.S.H.
  • SBA testing (+WCAS Science for 5th grade) is given.
  • Behavior expectations for the classroom & school are the same as any school in district.
  • Siblings may transfer and remain at the Science Technology Magnet School site until the Science Tech. student completes 5th grade. At that time they must return to the neighborhood school. 
  • Students return to their neighborhood middle and high school.
  • Parents must transport students. Contact list is shared to assist parents with arranging carpools.

WHAT MAKES the Science Technology Magnet Program a STEM PROGRAM?

  • The Science Technology Magnet Program provides students the opportunity to develop a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competencies over the course of their 4th and 5th grade years. 
  • Research shows that children need educational experiences in which adults foster and guide their innate curiosity and ways of thinking about the world into formal learning experiences that allow them to develop meaningful understandings of STEM disciplines.
  • While the teachers use the district adopted curriculum, STEM is integrated through all content areas. 
  • There is a focus on our community and students are given opportunities to be problem solvers and change makers.
  • STEM is our culture, not a curriculum. 


  • Two-year, multi-age integrated program​ for the 4th and 5th grade years.
  • Team teaching approach (2 teachers) in 2 joined classrooms.​ (50 students)
  • Lottery structured to ensure that the students in the class represent all schools from across the district.
  • Leadership and mentoring from older students.​
  • Deeper, extended coverage of science curriculum and additional science units.​
  • Project-Based Learning (PBL)/Inquiry-Based Learning.​
  • Units and projects involving engineering and the Engineering Design Process. ​
  • Technology integration across all content areas.
  • Focus on 21st century skills and dispositions necessary for post high-school success such as collaboration, critical thinking creativity, and communication.​
  • Thoughtfully planned in-person and virtual field trips to enhance learning.
  • In-person and virtual guest teachers and speakers. ​​
Contact the Science Technology Magnet Program

Phone: 425-837-7094

Department Email:

Science Technology Magnet Program Staff:

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services, Richard Mellish

Assistant to the Director, Laura Norris

Address: Issaquah School District | Science Technology Magnet Program | 5150 220th Ave SE | Issaquah, WA 98029