Silicon STEM Academy - Denver CO
Unleash your inner geek!
Silicon STEM Academy | 4201 E. Yale Avenue - Suite 130, Denver, CO 80222
For more information, CALL 303-800-0011
or register for courses here
For more information, CALL 303-800-0011
or register for courses here

STEM Stars - Special TECH courses for STEM kids and teens - Denver COCourse Description

Once a student has successfully taken at least THREE Silicon STEM Academy courses in TWO or more STEM categories* (Coding, Engineering or Digital Media), rather than pursuing a specific track (we offer tracks in Computer Programming, Maker Engineering, Digital Media and Game Design) they are eligible to submit an application to participate in our most prestigious STEM program:  Silicon STEM Academy STEM Stars.

This is designed for the best of the best and available in 3-month course intervals — elite SSA students who have the smarts and commitment to STEM as they prepare for high school, college or beyond. They will not only be exposed to a variety of STEM disciplines, but they will also finish this course with an online portfolio that they can use to display their accomplishments to prospective schools or employers.  *Coding 101 required. Javascript and Arduino provide a tremendous advantage, and a 'crash course' may be recommended prior to beginning STEM Stars.

Students will learn microcontroller design and then design their own microcontroller-based project using the Adafruit Feather ecosystem. They will then develop the code, hardware, software, and mechanical components and necessary skill sets with the guidance of the instructors. Finally, each student will create a custom website--or Digital Portfolio-- where they can display all of their interests, abilities and evidence of their STEM accomplishments. Its goal is to show the student’s growth, proficiencies and depth of abilities. This is a site where students can compile their body of work over the coming years.

• Class meets 2x/week for 3 hours/week (plus optional 30 minutes 'office hours' after each session); 16 contact hours per month with our professional instructors and industry experts.

• Students will submit an application followed by an interview with the instructor to determine if the student is ready for STEM Stars at this time.

• As this is an independently-driven course of our top performing students, they are expected to behave maturely, utilize equipment in appropriate and safe manner, and be prepared to problem solve and self-motivate.


Click here to download STEM STAR Application, complete and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within one week of competing your registration. Your application will not be considered until your registration is complete. This class will fill, so we recommend not waiting to submit your registration. (If for some reason, you do not qualify for STEM Stars, you will be refunded in full.)

You must have completed at least 3 Silicon STEM courses, including Coding 101.

Benefits Include:

  • Participation in periodic professional guest lectures by engineers, programmers, scientist and professionals in STEM care
  • Access to Silicon STEM’s facility as a personal workspace, including access to computers, software, tools, 3D printers and instructors (based upon availability and SSA schedule)
  • Coding Invitationals – participation in Coding Invitationals planned for Q1’2018
  • STEM Stars students may be considered for our internship program (must be 15+).

Skill Level:  Intermediate - Advanced
Prerequisite:  Coding 101
Software Focus:  Arduino and other languages, depending of the student's focus.

Price:  $250 per month, 3 month commitment required.  Additional cost of materials and lab fees may apply.



Contact us for information on when the next STEM Stars Courses will be available for registration.